VIDEO: ‘F***ing a**hole’ – Vasek Pospisil vents huge frustration with ATP leadership

Vasek Pospisil allowed his frustration with ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi to spill out into his Miami Masters opener on Wednesday. 

Pospisil, along with Novak Djokovic, founded the Professional Tennis Players’ Association (PTPA), and independent players union, last year.

That was due to anger and frustration that players were not being properly represented within the ATP Players Council, which both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are part of.

Many players, such as Milos Raonic and Diego Schwartzman joined the PTPA, although other players put their support behind the ATP instead.

Everything has appeared to be at least relatively amicable between the two bodies so far, but Pospisil has now very publicly suggested things are far from friendly behind closed doors.

“An hour and a half the chair of the ATP f***ing screaming at me in a player meeting for trying to unite the players,” Vasek Pospisil said to umpire Arnaud Gabas after he received a double code violation against Mackenzie McDonald.

“For an an hour and a half… The leader of the ATP… F***ing a**hole. If you want to default me, I’ll gladly sue this whole organisation.”

Pospisil won the second set after pulling himself together, but eventually lost the decider.

Afterwards, he used his social media accounts to issue an apology and explanation for his behaviour.

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

“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 behaviour and the language I used.”

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