An investigation into claims world quantity 4 Alexander Zverev was violent in the direction of a former girlfriend has been opened by tennis chiefs.
The boys’s ATP Tour mentioned the German welcomed the investigation and that he denied the allegations.
“The allegations raised in opposition to Alexander Zverev are severe and we now have a duty to handle them,” mentioned Massimo Calvelli, ATP CEO.
Individually, a safeguarding evaluate of the ATP has been accomplished.
Final month Olympic champion Zverev, 24, mentioned he was taking authorized motion over allegations he abused his former girlfriend, Olya Sharypova, in the course of the Shanghai Masters in October 2019.
He additionally backed requires governing physique ATP to introduce a home violence coverage.
Slate, the net journal which reported the claims, has stood by its journalism.
The unbiased safeguarding report was commissioned by the ATP “to make sure all adults and minors concerned in skilled tennis are secure and shielded from abuse”.
Quite a lot of suggestions have been made which the ATP says it should consider.
“The suggestions of the safeguarding report will assist us strategy this in a strong means,” mentioned Calvelli.
“We’re dedicated to taking significant steps ahead and know this may not be an in a single day course of.”