Fabio Fognini has courted controversy once more because the Italian was disqualified from his Barcelona Open second-round match towards Bernabe Zapata Miralles for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The Italian discovered himself 0-6, 4-4 down towards the world No 147 from Spain when the match got here to a dramatic finish as he bought concerned in a verbal altercation with a line official after disagreeing over a line name.
Though the tv director failed to indicate footage of the argument or the controversial name, the ninth seed was disqualified for verbally abusing the road choose with the chair umpire ruling it as unsportsmanlike.
Fognini continued to remonstrate with the official and whereas leaving the courtroom he shouted “I didn’t inform him something” after which smashed his racket on the internet.
Ups 😅#BCNOpenBS pic.twitter.com/HACaUMk0uU
— Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (@bcnopenbs) April 21, 2021
It isn’t the primary time that Fognini has prompted controversy as at Wimbledon 2019 he shouted “I want a bomb would explode on this membership. A bomb ought to explode right here” whereas on the 2017 US Open he was thrown out of the event after calling a feminine umpire a “whore and c**ksu**ker”.
At this 12 months’s Australian Open he was additionally concerned in a heated argument with compatriot Salvatore Caruso as Caruso didn’t apologise for a number of “fortunate” factors through the match.
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