Fan removed from Arthur Ashe Stadium after German star Alexander Zverev claims he yelled infamous Hitler phrase

Alexander Zverev making signs to complain
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Zverev defeat­ed Jan­nik Sin­ner in an intense 5 set match to advance to the US Open quar­ter­fi­nals. How­ev­er, con­tro­ver­sy erupt­ed dur­ing the piv­otal 4th set.

While tied 2–2, an enraged Zverev stormed over to the chair umpire, accus­ing a fan of shout­ing the noto­ri­ous Hitler salute “Deutsch­land ĂŒber alles.”

James Keothavong, the chair umpire, sprang into action, demand­ing over the micro­phone that the fan iden­ti­fy them­selves. Secu­ri­ty then began search­ing the stands.

Min­utes lat­er, cam­eras caught a man being eject­ed from his seat by police as boos rang out across the stadium.

After his gru­el­ing 4 hour vic­to­ry, Zverev told reporters the fan “start­ed singing the anthem of Hitler that was back in the day.”

Zverev, still steam­ing, added the fan received their “just desserts” by miss­ing the match’s thrilling conclusion.

The dis­turb­ing inci­dent fol­lows com­plaints of unruly, intox­i­cat­ed fans dis­rupt­ing play through­out the tour­na­ment. Stars like Frances Tiafoe blame “70% of the fans just being absolute­ly drunk.”

Zverev will next face defend­ing cham­pi­on Car­los Alcaraz, who looks to con­tin­ue his red hot form after his his­toric Wim­ble­don vic­to­ry. But the shad­ow of the fan’s alleged xeno­pho­bic slur lingers over the tournament.

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