American tennis star John Isner has said that what happened with Vasek Pospisil at the Miami Masters was “unfortunate” and suggested that everyone makes mistakes from time to time.
During his first round clash at the Miami Masters, Pospisil had a wild on-court rant before he lost to Mackenzie McDonald in three sets.
“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,” Pospisil said to chair umpire Arnaud Gabas toward the end of the first set.
“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.”
Isner, who has a good relationship with Pospisil, underlined that the Canadian has been doing his best over recent years to help players on the Tour.
“What happened with @VasekPospisil was unfortunate. Emotions got the best of him, and unfortunately, that happens sometimes. Fact remains that he’s spent countless hours fighting on behalf of his colleagues on the ATP Tour. Better days ahead for Vasek and the players,” Isner said in a Twitter post.
Pospisil apologized for his actions
Shortly after losing to McDonald, Pospisil took to social media to apologize for his actions and admitted his mistake.
“I want to sincerely apologize for my behavior on the court in Miami earlier today. 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 behavior and the language I used,” Pospisil said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.