ATP to investigate allegations of domestic abuse of Alexander Zverev


The ATP said in a statement that it “strongly condemns violence or abuse of any kind and will investigate such allegations relating to conduct at ATP member tournaments.”

in an interview with slate In August, German’s ex-girlfriend, Ola Sharipova, accused him of physically and emotionally abusing her at the 2019 ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai.

At a press conference ahead of the 2021 US Open in August, Zverev was asked about the allegations and denied the allegations.

“I have always said that the allegation and everything that has been said is untrue,” he said.

The 24-year-old also wrote on Twitter in August that there was no abuse.

“I have engaged my German and American attorneys in this matter. They have already obtained a preliminary injunction against the source and author who published the false allegations. The court followed our arguments and states, the charges leveled against defamation and are false. The lawyer has therefore initiated further proceedings against the source and the author.

“I categorically and equitably deny abuse of Ola. I also fully support the formulation of the ATP Domestic Violence Policy.”

Zverev also told CNN in a statement that he had “been asking the ATP to launch an independent investigation for months.”

“As stated before, I categorically and categorically deny any of these allegations.”

Regarding the ATP’s investigation, the organization’s CEO Massimo Calveli said in a statement: “The allegations made against Alexander Zverev are serious and it is our responsibility to address them. We hope that our investigation allows us to establish the facts and is justified.” Will allow to determine follow-up tasks.

“We understand that Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledges that he has denied all allegations. We will also monitor any further legal developments following the initial injunction obtained by Zverev in German courts.”

Sharipova also claimed that Zverev tried to suffocate her with a pillow in a hotel room in New York before she fled barefoot for fear of her life.

Screenshots from WhatsApp messages shown to CNN Sport show that the alleged incident happened a month and a half before the Shanghai Masters event on August 23, 2019. Last October, Zverev said the allegations were “simply not true.”

Zverev serves the ball against Djokovic at the 2021 US Open.

Sharipova told Slate that her decision to speak was not about Zverev.

“I wanted to be public, to be honest with you all,” she said. “Many girls in this situation are silent. They don’t speak about it because they are afraid of comments that it is not true and things like that. I just wanted to show that it is not difficult to speak about it.

“It’s already happened in real life, you’ve lived it already. You know you told the truth, you know you’re not a bad person, and you didn’t deserve it.”