The 24-year-old Olympic gold medallist from Germany was enjoying his first event since he was disqualified from the Mexico Open in Acapulco after dropping his mood and repeatedly smashing his racquet towards the umpire’s chair.
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Zverev was fined $40,000 for verbal abuse and unsportsmanlike conduct. An additional $25,000 nice and an eight-week ban adopted, however each had been suspended offered he doesn’t incur an extra code violation for 12 months.
After dropping a primary set, through which Paul mercilessly punished his second serve, Zverev leveled the match with the one break of the second set within the tenth recreation.
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After holding his serve to like thrice and breaking Paul within the sixth recreation of the third set, Zverev appeared to on his method to victory.
However the German instantly gave the break again with a disastrous recreation that featured 4 double faults.
Paul took the set to a tiebreak that he dominated with the identical aggression he confirmed within the opening set.