German tennis player Alexander Zverev was suspended from eight weeks probation for being expelled from the tournament in Acapulco.
Zverev was kicked out of the tournament on February 23 after he hit the referee’s chair with a racket on several occasions after the defeat in the first round of the doubles competition.
He was then fined $ 40,000 and was deprived of his prize from participating in the tournament.
The ATP stated that the 24-year-old tennis player committed a “serious offense” and if he repeats a similar offense in the next year, he will be suspended for eight weeks, the BBC reported.
Similar offenses include unsportsmanlike conduct and verbal or physical abuse of any tournament participant.
He also received a suspended fine of $ 25,000.
Zverev has the right to appeal until March 11.
The biggest punishment in men’s tennis of 16 weeks of suspension was given to the Australian Nick Kirjos in 2019, when he insulted a judge and broke two rackets.