Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil staged a tantrum during his first-round match at the Miami Open 2021. However, the 30-year-old from Vernon has sincerely apologised for his abnormal on-court activities and the language he used.
On Wednesday, Pospisil, trying to form a new association for men’s tennis professionals with World No.1 Novak Djokovic, fell in the opening round match in three sets(6-3, 4-6, 6-3) to American qualifier Mackenzie McDonald.
After losing a point during the first set, the Canadian angrily launched a ball out of the court and smashed two racquets. As a result, he received a warning from the chair umpire.
In a row, Pospisil complained about a meeting with ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi on Tuesday to chair umpire Arnaud Gabas, “For an hour-and-a-half yesterday, chair of the ATP ******* screaming at me in a player meeting for trying to unite the players. For an hour and a half. The leader of the ATP. Get him out here. ******* *******. Why am I supporting this?”
“I Disrespected The Game I Love And For That, I am Truly Sorry”, says Vasek Pospisil
Following an unfortunate incident, Pospisil was genuinely sorry for his behaviour and stressed he disrespected the tennis, which he loves.
“I want to sincerely apologise for my behaviour on the court in Miami earlier today. I disrespected the game I love, and for that, I am truly sorry. By way of explanation, I felt deeply unnerved during a meeting between players and ATP executives last night,” Vasek Pospisil wrote on Twitter.
Former World No.25 added, “I underestimated the toll those emotions took on me until I stepped onto the court today. Again, I am sorry for my on-court behaviour and the language I used.”
However, Vasek Pospisil is now ranked 67th perch in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals.