The Argentine

Fran Cerúndolo

, semifinalist of the Masters 1,000 in Miami, was arrested this Thursday in Paris after being involved in an altercation with a taxi driver, according to the local media France Bleu.

The Argentine had lost last Monday in the first round of Roland Garros against the British Daniel Evans.

According to the aforementioned media, Cerúndolo, in a drunken state, attacked a taxi driver who did not let him enter the car, alluding to lack of space as there were five people who tried to fit into the vehicle.

The incident occurred at 01:45 am on Thursday at the Grenelle quays in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.

The 61-year-old driver filed the complaint minutes later at the district police station.

"You could tell they had been drinking," the complainant told members of the local police.

Cerúndolo even offered to pay more money for the race before "getting aggressive", always according to the complainant's version.

By separating them, one of the companions was also able to hit the taxi driver.

In his social networks, the Argentine denied any aggression and assured that everything was an invention of the taxi driver.

According to his account, five people actually wanted to get into a vehicle, but after the driver refused, all they did was turn around and go find another car.

Cerúndolo proclaimed that, in the next few hours, the surveillance cameras of a hotel will confirm his version and close the case.


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