A spectator was ejected from Arthur Ashe Stadium in the early hours of Tuesday morning after Alexander Zverev asserted that the individual had spoken “the most famous Hitler phrase there is.”
Even though the German star emerged triumphant in the match by defeating Jannik Sinner in five sets to earn himself a position in the quarter-final, the match was marred by a number of controversial moments.
Zverev finally lost his patience in the fourth set when the score was at 2-2, and he stormed up to the chair umpire to lodge a formal complaint over the spectator’s outrageous remark.
Zverev, who is 26 years old, told the umpire, James Keothavong, that what had happened was inappropriate, and the umpire immediately turned around and asked the spectator to identify himself.
Who was it that said that? Who made that assertion? “We are going to get him out of here,” Keothavong said, before making an appeal to the audience encouraging them to respect the players. “We are going to get him out of here.”
The game resumed not long after that, but a few minutes later, the cameras panned to the spectator stands to show a man of middle age being questioned by security.
After that, they led him out of the stadium while the crowd jeered and cheered the fan as he made his way up the steps toward the concourse area.
The athlete addressed the fans after his victory in five sets, which took a total of four hours and 41 minutes. He explained what had taken place.
“He started singing the anthem of Hitler that was back in the day,” he added. “He started singing the anthem of Hitler that was back in the day.” It was a case of ‘Deutschland über alles,’ and it was a little excessive.
The player ranked 12th in the world proceeded by saying, “I think he was getting involved in the match for a long time.” “I don’t mind it at all, in fact, I enjoy when fans are loud, and I really love when they are emotional. But I believe that because I am German and am not very proud of that past, it is not a very smart thing for me to do, and I believe that because he was sitting in one of the front rows, a large number of people heard what he said. Therefore, if I don’t react at all, I believe it will look awful on me.”
“It’s his loss, to be honest, to not witness the final two sets of that match,” he concluded. “It’s his loss.”
It’s part of a disturbing pattern of fan behavior that’s been going on in Flushing Meadows, which has been going on for a while.
Rennae Stubbs, a former grand slam winner who currently works as a commentator for ESPN, has stated that a woman who was “drunk” and fighting with her boyfriend hit her in the face with a drink while they were both competing in the same tournament. Stubbs claims that the incident occurred during the match.
Even at this late hour in the evening at the US Open, there are still some supporters who aren’t doing a good job! Although I have a lot of respect for the readers, there are some terrible people among them right now. Yesterday evening, an intoxicated supporter who was having an argument with her partner poured a drink on me. I was in the middle of the argument. Both of them were fighting each other. Now someone is speaking negatively about Hitler using pejorative terminology! Wtf? Stubbs wrote, “Come on, peeps,” on the platform X message board.