A fan was kicked out of Arthur Ashe Stadium in the early hours of Tuesday morning after Germany’s Alexander Zverev claimed the man said “the most famous Hitler phrase there is.”
The incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. during the fourth set of the fourth round match with the No. 11 seed ahead two sets to one over No. 6 Jannik Sinner at the U.S. Open.
After Zevrev’s report to the chair umpire, several security members came down in the stands to search for the fan for several minutes.
Eventually, the group found the fan in question, sitting just a few rows from the court and appeared to speak to him for a few minutes.
They then escorted him out of the stadium while the crowd cheered and booed the fan as he walked up the steps toward the concourse.
Zverev and Sinner are fighting for a spot in the U.S. Open quarterfinals where one of them will face No. 1 defending champion Carlos Alcarez on Wednesday.