The ATP still investigating the domestic abuse allegations against Alexander Zverev



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The ATP still investigating the domestic abuse allegations against Alexander Zverev

ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi has confirmed that the investigation into Alexander Zverev's domestic violence allegations is still ongoing. Last October, the ATP announced they would investigate the allegations Zverev's ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova made against the German tennis star.

“We have engaged an independent third party with expertise in this area to assist us in the investigative process," Gaudenzi told SPOX. “I cannot comment on the details of the investigation as of now, but I can say that [when] we have more information available [we] will ask when the investigation is complete.

“I can also say that this is all new territory for us as an organization. “It has shown us areas in which we have some catching up to do and need to do more in the future. “I’m glad we did last year together with an external expert, we have done a very thorough review on safety and security issues and as a result we have received a number of recommendations to ensure that all children and adults involved in professional tennis are safe and free from abuse are protected.

“Building on these recommendations will be a great focus”.

Zverev looking forward to 'clearing his name'

After the ATP announced they would investigate the Sharypova claims, Zverev said he was welcoming the ATP's investigation and also said he was looking forward to clearing his name.

Zverev's image has been a bit tarnished since the Sharypova made the domestic violence allegations against the German. However, Zverev has been adamant since Day 1 that he is innocent and that he wants to clear his name.

Meanwhile, Zverev is currently with the German team as he is hoping to help his country secure a place at the Davis Cup Finals. Germany plays Brazil in this week's Davis Cup qualifying tie and Zverev wants to lead his country to a win and book them a place at the Davis Cup Finals.