Canadian Busbecil apologizes after attacking the ATP at the Miami Open

Canadian tennis player Vasic Busbecil had a fit of anger at his first round loss at the Miami Open on Wednesday as he criticized the ATP president, a behavior he later apologized for.

Pospisil (No. 67 in the world rankings) lost 6-3 4-6 6-3 against American MacKenzie MacDonald (120) in a game that ended up starring in a big fight, throwing the ball off the field, breaking a racket to the ground and punishing him with the last point of the first set Because of verbal abuse of the ruling of the chair.

When Judge Arno Gabbas tried to calm him down, Busbecil set off with a sermon that centered on ATP president Andrea Gaudensee.

“Yesterday, for an hour and a half, the ATP president … shouted at me at the players meeting for trying to unite the players,” Busbecil claimed. “Let it go, why am I supporting this?”

Along with world number one Novak Djokovic, Busbecil was a key figure in launching the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) last year, a body they said hoped to give players a greater voice in the sport, but other ATP players questioned it. The two giants Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Busbecil did not appear in front of the press after the accident, but he apologized through his Twitter account.

“I want to sincerely apologize for my behavior on the court in Miami. I did not respect the game I love,” he wrote. “By way of illustration, I was very surprised during a meeting between the ATP players and executives last night, and it played down those feelings on me until I got on the field today.”

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In the last match of the first round of the ATP Masters 1000 of the season, veteran Spanish tennis player Feliciano Lopez (64) was eliminated by Alexei Popyrin (86) with a score of 6-4 7-6 (7/4) in one hour. And 22 minutes.

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In the women’s first-leg of the Miami Open, the second WTA 1000 tournament of the season, American Sloane Stephens (49) had to return with a set against Frenchman Ocean Odin 6-7 (6/8) 6-4 and 6. -2 in two hours and 31. Minutes of play.

Spanish Sarah Sorribes (58) advanced to the second round by defeating American Bernarda Pera (68) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, but her compatriot Alyona Bolsafa (109) was out of the Chinese, Wang Qiang (38). 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

For her part, Mexican Renata Zarazua (147) surprised Japanese Nao Hepino (83) by winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 and will be the next opponent to German Angelik Kerber (26).

The winner of this match will face the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka (15), who will not have to play the second round due to the withdrawal of German Laura Siegmund on Wednesday (59).

Wednesday’s results at the Miami Open:

– Men

first round

Yen-Hsun Law (TPE) beat Sam Query (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Alexei Popirin (Australia) A. Feliciano Lopez (Spain) 6-4, 7-6 (7/4)

Frances Tiavo (USA) A Stefano Travaglia (Italy) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Ernesto Escobedo (USA) to Paolo Lorenzi (Italy) 6-3, 6-2

Pierre-Hugh Herbert (France) to Pedro Souza (Bauer) 6-1, 6-3

MacKenzie MacDonald (USA) a Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3

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Ricardas Berankis (LTU) and Federico Gaio (ITA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2

Lloyd Harris (RSA) Emilio Nava (US) 6-4, 7-6 (9/7)

Emil Rossovori (Finland) to Carlos Alkaraz (Spain) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Mikael Ymir (Sweden) and Alejandro Tabilo (Chi) 6-3, 6-1

Hugo Gaston (France) and Dominique Kupfer (Germany) 6-1, 6-4

Yannick Hanfmann (Germany) Steve Johnson (USA) 7-5, 6-2

Cameron Nori (UK) Yoshihito Nishioka (Japan) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5

Marcus Giron (USA) to Tommy Ball (USA) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4

Laslo Djeri (SRB) and Jerry Veseli (Czech Republic) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

James Duckworth (Australia) and Misha Zverev (Germany) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

– a woman

first round

Kristina Kokova (SVK) based on Healy Baptist (USA) 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

Yelena Ostapenko (LAT) and Xiyu Wang (CHN) 6-4, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1

Renata Zarazua (Mexico) to Nau Hibino (Japan) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1

Chiang Wang (China) A. Alyona Bolsova (Spain) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

Daniel Collins (USA) and Christina Mladenovic (France) 6-3, 6-3

Tsvetana Pironkova (UK) and Marta Kostyuk (UK) 7-6 (7/4), 3-6, 6-3

Caroline Garcia (France) and Mihila Pozarnescu (Roman) 6-1, 6-2

Anastasia Sevastova (LAT) and Olga Danilovic (SRB) 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3)

Anna Konjo (Czech Republic) and Katrina Senyakova (Czechoslovakia) 7-6 (7/3), 7-5

Alize Cornet (France) A. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Teresa Martinkova (Czechoslovakia) and Yaroslav Shvedova (Kazakhstan) 6-4 6-2

Sloane Stephens (USA) and Ossien Doudin (France) 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 6-2

Anna Kalinskaya (Russia) Irina Bijou (rum) 6-4, 7-6 (7/5)

Sarah Sorribes (Spain) to Bernarda Pera (USA) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5

Andrea Petkovic (Germany) A Shuai Zhang (China) 7-5, 6-1

Saisai Zheng (China) and Fiona Vero (France) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

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Storm Sanders (AUS) to Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 6-1, 5-7, 6-1

Lyudmila Samsonova (Russia) to Camila Gyorgi (Italy) 6-2, 6-4

Katie Poulter (UK) and Christina Pliskova (Czechoslovakia) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Nina Stojanovic (SRB) and Heather Watson (GBR) 6-4, 6-1

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