Tennis Channel Live crew discusses Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase's erratic behavior that led to him being thrown out of the playoff against Britain after abusing players and the umpire on Saturday.
The ITF issued the following statement:
"Romanian Captain Ilie Nastase was removed from the court during the second rubber of the Fed Cup tie between Romania and Great Britain in Constanta. Mr Nastase was asked to leave the court by ITF Referee Andreas Egli for unsportsmanlike conduct, having already received two official warnings.
"Mr Nastase was also removed from the grounds due to his serious misconduct. His accreditation was removed and he will play no further part in the tie. The ITF has launched an investigation into this matter as well as previous comments made by Mr Nastase during the week."
ITF President David Haggerty released the following statement:
"This is unacceptable behavior by a Fed Cup captain. No player, official, member of the media or fan should have to endure any kind of abuse, and Mr Nastase will rightly play no further part in this tie. A formal investigation is already underway and any decision or sanction will be made by the ITF's Adjudication Panel. We are unable to comment further on an ongoing investigation."
The ITF has released this statement regarding the provisional suspension of Ilie Nastase:
"The ITF’s Internal Adjudication Panel has issued Ilie Nastase with a provisional suspension under the Fed Cup Regulations for a breach of the Fed Cup Welfare Policy at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas tie in Constanta.
"Under the terms of the provisional suspension, Nastase may not participate in the Fed Cup in any capacity with immediate effect, and shall be denied access to, and accreditation for, any ITF event including Fed Cup.
The investigation by the Internal Adjudication Panel is ongoing. No further comment will be made during the investigation."