Alexander Zverev has modified his thoughts and can now compete for his nation of Germany within the Davis Cup after his disqualification in Acapulco on the Mexican Open.
The German was kicked out of the Mexican-based ATP occasion after he smashed his racquet towards the umpire’s chair in his doubles match alongside Marcelo Melo after they have been defeated by Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara.
He was the reigning singles champion on the occasion and hoped to defend his title however that was not doable as soon as he was thrown out and subsequently fined $40,000 (£30,000.)
However he might nonetheless face extra punishment because the ATP are going to look additional into the incident.
Alexander Zverev has been THROWN OUT of the Mexican Open for attacking the umpire’s chair on the finish of his doubles match 😮😮😮 pic.twitter.com/CWhQ1r6kwj
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The final time the world No 3 performed for Germany within the Davis Cup was again in 2019 and he has beforehand expressed his want to not play within the cup till the format was modified.
“The format must be modified and I’m sticking to that,” he defined.
“I’m somebody who retains his phrase.
“I need to win the Davis Cup, however I need to win the actual Davis Cup.”
Nevertheless, he has since modified his perspective on this and can play for Germany towards Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on March 4 and 5.
“We’re joyful that Alexander will probably be concerned,” Germany’s Davis Cup captain Michael Kohlmann revealed.
“His behaviour in Acapulco was with out query unacceptable and unsuitable, Alexander himself recognised that and apologised for it.
“We now need to assist him as a crew to get by way of this tough part.”
Due to Zverev’s return to the squad, which means Daniel Altmaier loses his place within the just lately revamped competitors the place the winners are determined on the finish of the season finals at a impartial venue.
After the matches with Brazil, Zverev will then be turning his consideration to Indian Wells which will get underway from March 10.