Young British star Draper reignites controversy at Queen's ATP Championship

Saturday, 22 June 2024 at 10:14
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Britain’s young tennis star Jack Draper has reportedly been fined £400 for showing aggression towards his opponent in the Queen’s ATP Championship.
The grass court competition is approaching its business end as the remaining players battle to secure the title. The competition has long been considered a perfect opportunity to prepare for the third Grand Slam of the year.
Wimbledon 2024 is set to begin on July 1, and players from all over the world will participate to secure the ultimate prize. Draper, who has become a talking point in men’s tennis recently, lost to America's Tommy Paul in the quarterfinal of the competition on Friday, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.
The incident occurred in the third set when Paul took the 5-3 lead. Draper grabbed the ball and smashed it into the sky in anger. According to the latest report, the youngster is now set to receive a £400 fine. Despite the result, the Sutton-born young star will be relatively happy with his recent performance, in which he registered some impressive results.
Before losing to Paul in the quarterfinal, Draper defeated the current world number three and Spain’s young tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz in straight sets with a score of 7-6, 6-3, in the round of 16. Before that, the young Britain star lifted the title in Stuttgart, where he defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the final with a score of 3-6, 7-6, 6-4.
On the other hand, the result was great for Paul, who will be hoping to finally win a title this year after cementing his place in the semifinal of an event for the fifth time in 2024. The New Jersey-born has lost on two occasions in the previous four semifinals and won the other two. He lost to Chile's Nicolas Jarry in the semifinal of the Rome Open and to Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the last-four clash at Indian Wells.

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