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Alex Zverev booted from Mexico tourney after striking tennis umpire's chair 3 timesThird-ranked Alexander Zverev has been thrown out of the Mexican Open for violently smashing his racket on the umpire's chair moments after losing a doubles match.

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Carlos Rodriguez · The Associated Press(Courtesy ESPN)

Third-ranked Alexander Zverev was thrown out of the Mexican Open for violently smashing his racket on the umpire's chair moments after losing a doubles match.

The incident took place after Zverev and Marcelo Melo lost to Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 on Tuesday night in Acapulco.

Zverev struck the umpire's chair three times, sat for a moment, then got back up and yelled at umpire Alessandro Germani that he "destroyed the whole [expletive] match" and struck the chair once more with his racket as the umpire climbed down. Germani had pulled his feet back at one point for fear of being hit.

Minutes earlier, Zverev had received a code violation after yelling and swearing in protest of a shot that was ruled in, setting up match point. Glasspool then ended the match with an ace.

WARNING | Graphic language as Zverev attacks umpire's chair:

Graphic language: Alex Zverev attacks umpire chair in Acapulco

18 hours agoDuration 3:39Third-ranked Alexander Zverev was thrown out of the Mexican Open for violently smashing his racket on the umpire's chair moments after losing a doubles match on Tuesday night.More tennis coverage

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