VIDEO: Alexander Zverev unhappy with linesman for getting him code violation at Wimbledon

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, July 8th, 2018 | 0

Alexander Zverev was unhappy with a linesman after being given a code violation during his Wimbledon defeat.

The German star’s campaign came to an early end after a 7-6 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-0 loss at the hands of Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis in the third round on Saturday.

According to reports, a linesman reportedly Zverev’s mutterings to chair umpire Carlos Ramos, who then handed a code violation to him.

No wonder, Zverev wasn’t happy with the incident. During a changeover, he went up to Ramos and questioned: “Since when can a line judge give me a warning?

“He wants to feel important in a big stadium here at Wimbledon. I suppose everyone will remember your face now,” the 21-year-old added.

This was the second such instance of a linesman escalating things to the umpire. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios, too, was handed a code violation in similar fashion during his second-round match against Robin Haase.

A new trend, maybe? Let us know what you think of it.





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