American tennis player Ryan Harrison has come to the defense of Vasek Pospisil and he has also backed Novak Djokovic’s PTPA.
During his Miami Masters first round clash, Pospisil went on a wild rant on the court as he was clearly frustrated with what went down during a meeting with ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi earlier this week.
Toward the end of the first set, Pospisil launched a ball out the stadium and smashed his racket.
“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.
“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.”
Harrison appreciates the efforts of Pospisil
”Vasek Pospisil is a great guy with a huge heart. He has spent countless hours and headaches on behalf of all players. The stress of what you bring onto the court can be overwhelming while under pressure playing. It’s time that the players voices are heard,” Harrison said in a Twitter post and also added hastags ”playersvoice” and ”PTPA.”
Pospisil’s outburst drew lots of attention and after the match the Canadian apologized for his actions.
“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.
Pospisil ended up losing to Mackenzie McDonald in straight sets.