Last yr former junior participant Olga Sharypova accused Alexander Zverev of bodily and emotional abuse.© Instagram
Tennis Tour chiefs stated on Monday that they had launched an investigation into home abuse allegations towards Olympic champion Alexander Zverev made by his former girlfriend. Last yr former junior participant Olga Sharypova accused the German world quantity 4 of bodily and emotional abuse, claims rejected by Zverev. More particulars of her claims have been revealed in a narrative by on-line journal Slate in August, prompting Zverev, 24, to challenge a press release during which he “categorically and unequivocally” denied abusing Sharypova. He additionally launched authorized proceedings.
One of the allegations referred to a purported assault through the Shanghai Masters in 2019.
The ATP, the governing physique for the lads’s skilled tennis circuits, stated it had launched a probe.
“An internal investigation into allegations concerning Alexander Zverev at the ATP Masters 1000 event in Shanghai in 2019 is currently under way,” the ATP stated in a press release.
“The ATP fully condemns any form of violence or abuse and will investigate such allegations related to conduct at an ATP member tournament.”
ATP CEO Massimo Calvelli stated: “The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them.
“We hope our investigation will enable us to ascertain the info and decide acceptable follow-up motion. We perceive 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.”
The ATP doesn’t at present have a home violence coverage to match these in place in some sports activities leagues, however introduced on Monday an unbiased report into safeguarding had been accomplished that features a variety of suggestions.
It stated it could examine the report and would develop a safeguarding technique regarding all issues of abuse, together with home violence.
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