German tennis star Alexander Zverev has been given a suspended 8-week ban by the ATP for an outburst that included smashing his racket and verbally abusing officials at an event in Acapulco last month.
At the time, Zverev was defaulted from the event, forfeited more than $31,000 in prize money, and was fined $40,000.
This discipline is a sham and no punishment at all. The ATP is setting a terrible precedent with such a weak reaction to an egregious violation of decorum and rules.
Zverev admitted he was wrong and publicly apologized for the incident. There's precedent for the ATP issuing a suspended punishment in these types of situations.