‘I am truly sorry,’ says Vasek Pospisil as he apologies for foul-mouthed rant during Miami Open match

Shahida Jacobs
Vasek Pospisil disappointed

Vasek Pospisil has issued a “sincere apology” following his outburst during his Miami Open first-round defeat, saying he “underestimated the toll” that the meeting between players and ATP executives took on him.

The world No 67 was dumped out of the ATP Masters 1000 event by Mackenzie McDonald as he went down 3-6, 6-4, 3-6 against the American.

However, he had a meltdown at the end of the first set as he smashed a ball out of the court, broke his racket and shouted at chair umpire Arnaud Gabas.

During the changeover he told the official: “For an hour-and-a-half yesterday, chair of the ATP f****** 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. f****** a***h***. Why am I supporting this?”

WATCH: Vasek Pospisil has meltdown during Miami Open match, calls ATP chair a ‘f****** a***h***’

After the match the Canadian took to Twitter to issue an apology.

“I want to sincerely apologise for my behaviour on the court in Miami earlier today,” he tweeted.

“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, and I underestimated the toll those emotions took on me until I stepped onto the court today.

“Again, I am sorry for my on-court behavior and the language I used.”

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