Zverev accused of being a 'puppet of oil sheikhs' after signing up for Diriyah Tennis Cup in Saudi Arabia

Alexander Zverev has been called out by German media for allowing himself to be used as a propaganda tool at the Diriyah Cup.

Zverev signed up along with Medvedev to play tennis at the Diriyah Cup in Saudia Arabia and it's not gone done well in his native Germany. Saudi Arabia has been widely condemned in the western world for an abysmal human rights record due to all sorts of practices that are deemed unacceptable in European countries such as Germany.

Athletes going to Saudi Arabia is nothing new because most of those decisions are financially motivated as they get heavily compensated. Still, they are getting called out regularly for such actions with Zverev being branded a puppet by journalist Simon Häring.

He reached out to Zverev and his older brother Micha but they did not respond to him.

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