Pospisil labels ATP chief an ‘a**hole’

Angry about tennis politics, Vasek Pospisil has been unable to control his emotions and aimed at an expletive-ridden tirade at the ATP’s top official during his first-round exit at the Miami Open.

Pospisil angrily launched a ball out of the court and smashed two racquets in the first set.

Serving while facing a set point, he was penalised for verbal abuse to lose the set.

From there, the Canadian

During the changeover after his first-set meltdown, Pospisil began explaining to the umpire at the change of ends why he was so agitated – using a profanity to describe ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.

“What’s happening today? An hour and half yesterday, the chair of the ATP f***ing screaming at me in a player meeting, for trying to unite the players,” Pospisil said.

“For an hour and a half. The leader of the ATP.

“Get him out here. … f*** a**hole.

“If you want to default me, I’ll gladly sue this whole organisation.”

Pospisil, who has been trying to set up a new group to represent men’s professional players, regained his composure after dropping the opening set, but eventually lost to qualifier Mackenzie McDonald 6-3 4-6 6-3.

Pospisil and No.1-ranked Novak Djokovic have been trying to set up the new group.

Tennis players never have had a union, unlike athletes in team sports across the globe.

The ATP didn’t immediately response to a request for comment on Pospisil’s tirade.

A former top-25 player, 30-year-old Pospisil is now ranked 67th.

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