ATP opens internal investigation into Zverev domestic abuse allegations

Monday, 04 October 2021 at 13:15
Alexander Zverev Australian Open 2021
The ATP has received the findings of their independent safeguarding report which was commissioned earlier in the season and as part of this, an internal investigation has been opened on allegations concerning Alexander Zverev.
Zverev for the last 18 months has had domestic abuse allegations levied by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova which the World No.4 has strenuosly denied.
The particular instance which the ATP are investigating relates to the Shanghai Masters which was part of an interview with Sharypova did with tennis journalist, Ben Rothenberg earlier this summer which prompted more prominent talk on the allegations.
Massimo Calvelli, ATP CEO said: “The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them. 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.”  

An Independent Safeguarding Report, commissioned by the ATP earlier in the season, has been completed. It represents a key element of the ATP’s overall safeguarding review to ensure all adults and minors involved in professional tennis are safe and protected from abuse.


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