Since the beginning of the 2022 season, several ATP Players have exhibited violent attitudes on the courts, like Alexander Zverev in Acapulco, Nick Kyrgios in Indian Wells, and Jenson Brooksby in Miami. As a consequence, the Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP) eventually entered into the scenario and tightened violations of the code of conduct rules.
“Effective immediately and as we head into the clay-court swing, the ATP officiating team has been directed to take a stricter stance in judging violations of the Code of Conduct.”
“Additionally, we are also undertaking a review of the Code, as well as the disciplinary processes, to ensure that it provides appropriate and up-to-date penalties for serious violations and repeat offenders.”
“The first three months of the season have seen an unusual frequency of high-profile incidents involving unsportsmanlike conduct. These incidents shine a bad light on our sport. This conduct affects everyone, and sends the wrong message to our fans, especially young fans,” ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said earlier in April.
“I am sincerely Against Them”: Alexander Bublik on ATP’s Code of Conduct Measures
In the post-match interview with Tennis Channel presenter Prakash Amritraj, one of the aggressive players in the ATP Tour none other than the 24-year-old Bublik was asked about the men’s tennis governing body’s recent announcement over violations of the code of conduct.
The tricky server, Bublik explained, “We have seen how recently the ATP has put very harsh measures against players like Nick and I am sincerely against them.” (Quotes Have Translated Into English Via Google Translator)
Further, world No.36 added, “Nick is one of the players who attract the most public to the stands and the courts in doubles matches are full to see Nick because his personality is what fans like.”
“For me, I am not in favour of it, we should have more space. I think we need people to bring assists. Of course, certain things cannot be done and they must be punished, but let us speak, do not look at us every minute when we speak.” the Kazakh confessed.
In the Round of 32 at the Monte Carlo Masters 2022, Alexander Bublik will lock horns with No.13 seed Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.