The 21 Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal says that the punishment that Alexander Zverev got for his unsportsmanlike behaviour is “deserved”.
World No. 3 Zverev of Germany was withdrawn from the Mexican Open following his behaviour towards the umpire. The German hit his racquet on the chair of the umpire multiple times and almost hit him. He later apologised and accepted that his behaviour was unpleasant and that he has no excuses for it.
Nadal is also part of the tournament where he beat Stefan Kozlov at the second round and spoke post-match, ” I enjoyed good relations with Alexander, but at the end of the day the punishment is deserved,” reported BBC. The Spaniard further said that no one should behave in that attitude and he that “he (Alexander) is conscious of that.”
The Australian Open 2022 champion also said that he understands the frustrations and the anger that can make one “break a racquet.” He ended the conversation by saying he won’t be talking about it more.
The 35-year-old recently at the first Grand Slam of the year broke the record of most Grand Slams in Men’s singles history with 21 surpassing Swiss legend Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who currently ties with 20 each.