‘F*king a*gap’: Vasek Pospisil rants about ATP Tour chairman en route first spherical ouster in Miami

‘F*king a*gap’: Vasek Pospisil rants about ATP Tour chairman en route first spherical ouster in Miami

Pospisil pulled himself collectively to win the second set, however McDonald, ranked one hundred and twentieth on this planet, bounced again to seal the match and arrange a second-round assembly with 18th-seeded American John Isner.

'F*king a*hole': Vasek Pospisil rants about ATP Tour chairman en route first round ouster in Miami

Vasek Pospisil ranted concerning the ATP Tour chairman in his loss in Miami. AFP

Vasek Pospisil’s anger boiled over in a foul-mouthed rant referencing ATP Tour chairman Andrea Gaudenzi Wednesday because the Canadian went down in three units within the first spherical of the Miami Open.

American qualifier Mackenzie McDonald superior with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Pospisil, who swatted a ball out of court docket, smashed a racket and incurred a verbal abuse level penalty on set level of the opening set.

Requested throughout a changeover by umpire Arnaud Gabas what the issue was, 67th-ranked Pospisil unleashed a tirade centered on Gaudenzi.

“For an hour-and-a-half yesterday, chair of the ATP… screaming at me in a participant assembly for making an attempt to unite the gamers,” Pospisil stated.

“For an hour and a half. The chief of the ATP. Get him out right here. Why am I supporting this?”

Pospisil was a key determine together with world primary Novak Djokovic in launching the Skilled Tennis Gamers’ Affiliation (PTPA) final yr, a physique they stated they hope will give gamers a better voice within the sport.

Pospisil pulled himself collectively to win the second set, however McDonald, ranked one hundred and twentieth on this planet, bounced again to seal the match and arrange a second-round assembly with 18th-seeded American John Isner.

Isner is one other participant who has referred to as for an financial overhaul within the sport, branding the ATP a “damaged system” in February after it was revealed the pandemic-hit Miami Open – an elite Masters 1000 occasion for the ATP – had minimize prize cash for singles winners from $1.35 million in 2019 to simply over $300,000 this yr.

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