Monday, October 4th, 2021
Tennis star remains silent
ATP is investigating allegations of violence against Zverev
Things are going very well for Olympic champion Alexander Zverev this season. But again and again he is confronted with his past. His former girlfriend accuses him of beating her in October 2019. The ATP is now investigating these allegations.
The men’s organization ATP has launched an investigation into the allegations against Olympic tennis champion Alexander Zverev. The former girlfriend of the 24-year-old hamburger had accused him of beating her in October 2019 during the Masters Series tournament in Shanghai. Zverev has denied Olga Scharypova’s allegations several times. Shortly before the start of the US Open, he announced at the end of August that he would not comment publicly on this matter and that he had consulted his lawyers.
The ATP condemns any form of violence or abuse and will investigate such allegations in relation to a tournament organized by it, it said in the statement of the men’s organization. “The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are to be taken seriously and we have an obligation to follow them up,” ATP boss Massimo Calvelli was quoted as saying. “We hope that our investigations will enable us to clear up the facts in order to draw the right conclusions for our further course of action.”
Zverev’s brother and manager Mischa was asked for a comment. Zverev starts this week at the Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells, California. The men’s competition at the tournament organized by Tommy Haas begins on Thursday. Zverev has a bye in the first round.
Zverev was recently in strong form on the pitch. Although it was again not enough for a Grand Slam title in 2021 – at the French Open and the US Open the end came in five sets in the semifinals against Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic – but with his success at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and the Triumphs at the Masters tournaments in Madrid and Cincinnati, he has set numerous exclamation marks this season.