Fognini expelled for insulting a linesman


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Fognini expelled for insulting a linesman

Incredible but real. It happened again. A disengaged player, a reaction (in this case verbal) and a disqualification chained.

In this case it was Fabio Fognini in the framework of the ATP 500 in Barcelona. One of those tennis players who can lose the line from one second to the next. And although many times he does not end up receiving a sanction, this time they did not let him pass.

He 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”. An intolerable lack of respect for the world of tennis.

The action came after the Spanish broke his service and put the score 6-0 and 4-4 in his favor. In that sense, the Italian lost his temper and became the 10th disqualified tennis player since 2000.

On the other hand, Zapata added his fourth victory at the ATP level and will face his compatriot Pablo Carreño Busta in the round of 16 of the tournament.


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