Ten months after the story first broke, the ATP has come out and said today that the abuse accusations against star player Alexander are “serious”.
“The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them,” ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli. “We hope our investigation will allow us to establish the facts and determine appropriate follow-up action. We understand Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledge that he has denied all allegations. We will also be monitoring any further legal developments following the preliminary injunction obtained by Zverev in the German Courts.”
Zverev’s ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova revealed last November that the tennis star had abused her on a number of occasions back in 2019, although she never did nor has pressed any charges.
The ATP will now “investigate” the claim, however with no official police complaint, the tour will look into matters at the 2019 Shanghai event, apparently dismissing all other claims.
Zverev, who has strongly denied the accusations from the start, welcomed the investigation.
“As stated before, I categorically and unequivocally deny any of these allegations,” Zverev said in a statement today. Zverev added that he is pursuing legal means to get the two stories taken down.
— Alexander Zverev (@AlexZverev) October 4, 2021
Zverev is scheduled to be among the top seeds at Indian Wells this week.
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