Zverev, last year’s runner-up at the US Open, is fourth at this year’s Grand Slam hard-court tennis showdown in New York, which starts on Monday.
File image by Alexander Zverev. AP
Tokyo single Olympic champion Alexander Zverev said on Friday that he was planning to take legal action against allegations of domestic abuse by former girlfriend Olya Sharypova, and again denied any wrongdoing.
Zverev, last year’s runner-up in the US Open, is ranked fourth at this year’s Grand Slam Hard Court Tennis Showdown in New York, which starts on Monday.
Last October, Sharypova accused the German tennis star of physical and emotional abuse, he claimed, he denied.
Further details of their allegations were released in a story on Thursday, which prompted Zverev to post a statement on Twitter on the matter.
“I hired my German and American lawyers to deal with the matter They have already obtained an injunction against the source and the author who published the false claims, “said Zverev.
“The court followed our argument and found that the allegations made were defamatory and false. The lawyers have therefore initiated further proceedings against the source and the author.
Zverev also supported an idea by the ATP Tour to create a domestic violence policy similar to that used in some team sports leagues.
“I support also fully the creation of an ATP policy on domestic violence “, tweeted Zverev, who concluded with the words:” I will not address this matter further. “
August 27, 2021 10:26:39 PM IST
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