Andy Murray has called on the ATP Tour to be “more proactive” in the wake of the Alexander Zverev abuse claims.
Andy Murray has asked the ATP to investigate the claims of abuse leveled against Alexander Zverev. All claims have been denied by the German, and no charges have been filed.
Andy Murray has called on the ATP Tour to be “more proactive” in dealing with claims of abuse leveled against world No. 4 Alexander Zverev. The British player is one of the few who has openly expressed his thoughts on Zverev’s ex-charges, girlfriend’s which the German has continued to deny.
Murray has asked the ATP to look into the allegations against Zverev, which first surfaced in October 2020 when his ex-girlfriend Olga ‘Olya’ Sharypova wrote on Instagram, “I have been beaten and will not be silent anymore,” before naming her ex-boyfriend Zverev in an interview with Russian website Championat.
She detailed her allegations in two interviews with Racquet magazine in November 2020 and Slate in August 2021, claiming she was repeatedly punched in the face, had her head hit against a wall, and had Zverev sit on a pillow on her face while dealing with derogatory remarks and “possessive and controlling” behavior, among other things.
The Russian, who was in a relationship with Zverev for about a year starting in September 2018, also revealed she attempted suicide twice, though the world No 4 has denied all claims and no charges have been filed.
“In this matter, I’ve enlisted the help of my German and American lawyers. They’ve already gotten a preliminary injunction against the source and the originator of the bogus accusations. The court agreed with our arguments and found the allegations to be defamatory and false. As a result, the lawyers have filed further charges against the source and the author. I totally and categorically deny abusing Olya. I also strongly support the establishment of an ATP policy on domestic violence. I’m not going to say anything else about it “On August 27, Zverev issued a statement.
Murray, the former world No. 1, is one of the few players who has been asked about the allegations in news conferences many times this year, including at Wimbledon, and has spoken out on the subject once again while competing in the San Diego Open.
In an interview with Inside Tennis, the three-time Grand Slam champion said. “Brinkwire News Summary.”