Fabio Fonini was excluded from a match in the second round of the Barcelona Open tennis championship today, “Wednesday”, after the Italian player lost his nerve, to deliver a verbal abuse overheard by one of the lines watchers.
The ninth-seeded Fonini was trailed 6-0 4-4 by Spaniard Zapata Mirais, when a streak operator informed the referee that the Italian player used vulgar language.
Fonigny had received a warning earlier in the game, and when the referee informed him of the decision to disqualify him, the 33-year-old left the field in anger, and Funeni, who smashed his racket and threw it away, shouted “I said nothing.”
Phonene is no stranger to controversial situations, and he was temporarily suspended from participating in two of the Big Four and fined $ 96,000 after losing his temper at the 2017 US Open.
Merais, the qualifying rookie and world number 147, will play fellow countryman Pablo Carreño Busta in the Round of 16.
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