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

Shahida Jacobs
Vasek Pospisil wiping his face

Vasek Pospisil’s frustrations with the ATP got the better of him during his Miami Open first-round match as he launched a foul-mouthed rant against chairman Andrea Gaudenzi.

The Canadian took on Mackenzie McDonald from the United States on Wednesday and his tantrum started late in the first set as he angrily smashed a ball out of the court, smashed his racket and started shouting at chair umpire Arnaud Gabas.

He was handed verbal abuse penalty point on set point and it resulted in him losing the opening set 3-6.

During the changeover the world No 67 vented to umpire Gabas, shouting: “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?”

Pospisil, who ended up suffering a 3-6, 6-4, 3-6 defeat, was a long-serving member of ATP Player Council Board until August 2020 when he, along with world No 1 Novak Djokovic and American John Isner, quit the council to launch the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA).

The PTPA insisted that they hoped to co-exist with the Player Council with the aim to fight for players.

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