Zverev answers questions over domestic abuse allegations

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Olympic tennis golden medalist Alexander Zverev again denied maltreatment allegations made by a erstwhile woman and said helium would enactment the instauration of a home unit argumentation by the men's pro tour.

Zverev — a 24-year-old German who was the runner-up past twelvemonth astatine the U.S. Open, which starts Monday — issued a connection astir the substance and past concisely addressed it astatine a pre-tournament quality conference.

Alexander Zverev of Germany (Getty)

The erstwhile girlfriend, Olga Sharypova, archetypal made the accusations past twelvemonth and provided a new, elaborate relationship this week via a Slate.com article.

"I've ever said that the allegations and everything that has been said is untrue. The tribunal confirmed that," Zverev said astatine the quality conference. "So there's thing other to accidental from my broadside because, arsenic I said, the tribunal confirmed that it's untrue."

Zverev was granted a preliminary injunction successful Germany against the writer and steadfast of the allegations.

"The tribunal followed our arguments and states, the accusations are defamatory and false," his connection said.

No enactment was sought against Sharypova.

Sharypova, a erstwhile tennis player, alleged past twelvemonth that Zverev attempted to strangle her with a pillow and deed her caput against a partition astatine a New York edifice earlier the U.S. Open successful 2019. She said she feared for her beingness astatine the time.

Zverev has denied the allegations.

Slate defended its study successful a connection aboriginal Friday.

"Today we were informed that Alexander Zverev started ineligible proceedings successful Germany against Slate pursuing our study connected alleged home abuse. Though Slate does not remark connected pending litigation, we basal by our just and close reporting based connected aggregate sources and interviews," Slate spokesperson Katie Rayford said.

The ATP said past play it would statesman an autarkic reappraisal of its safeguarding policies, which it said is expected to see recommendations pertaining to home violence.

On Friday, Zverev said helium would favour a policy.

"It's going to get sorted successful these benignant of situations," helium said. "I deliberation it's bully that the ATP is benignant of renewing their rules a small spot due to the fact that they've been determination since the '80s and thing has been changed successful a way."

Zverev mislaid to Dominic Thiem successful the 2020 last astatine Flushing Meadows, falling successful a fifth-set tiebreaker aft blowing a two-set lead.

Zverev followed up his golden medal astatine the Summer Games by winning a hard-court rubric successful Cincinnati this month.

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