The ATP rules state that: Players will not physically or verbally abuse at any time any official, opponent, spectator or other person within the tournament venue.
As happened with Novak Djokovic in the US Open 2020. Now it happened to Fabio Fognini although there was no pitch through. Despite the Serbian’s non-intention at that time, the rules are clear: Djokovic broke those rules and was therefore disqualified from the match and therefore from the tournament.
The gestures of pain in the judge were evident since the ball hit her throat and intentions plus explanations aside the disqualification became effective seven and a half months ago.
Today the protagonist was the Italian who was expelled from the match against Bernabé Zapata Miralles for having insulted the linesman in the framework of the second round of the “Conde de Godó”.
The action came after the Spanish broke his service and put the score 6-0 and 4-4 in his favor. It was Fognini and intolerance returned to a tennis court.
Fabio Fognini joins a list that nobody wants to integrate: that of active players disqualified in official matches. 🔥❌😬 Review the latest disqualifications one by one.
– ESPN Tennis (@ESPNtenis) April 21, 2021