Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray doesn't think that the Alexander Zverev case has been handled well as he acknowledged that no one is benefiting from it. At last year's US Open, Zverev was accused of domestic violence by his ex-girlfriend Ilya Sharypova.
The week before this year's US Open, an article published on Slate provided more details on Zverev's alleged domestic violence. For over the past year, Zverev has insisted that those allegations are false. The ATP hasn't addressed the Zverev allegations and they have received criticism because of their silence on the matter.
"The way that it's (been) handled hasn't been good for anyone. I don't think it's been great for the Tour. I don't think it's been great for Zverev, because you know, unless it gets addressed head-on, it's just going to be lingering, and, like you say, the questions will continue to be getting asked.
Like, I spoke about it at Wimbledon, and now here, what is it, three months later, and I'm still getting asked about it," Murray said.
Zverev took a legal action
Zvereb was quick to react as he took a legal action against the source and the author of the article published on Slate.
Zverev went on to make the US Open semifinal, before losing to Novak Djokovic. "I have engaged my German and American lawyers in the matter," Zverev said a statement posted on his Twitter. "They have already obtained a preliminary injunction against the source and the author who published the false allegations.
The court followed our arguments and states, the accusations aroused are defamatory and false. The lawyers have therefore initiated further proceedings against the source and the author. "I categorically and unequivocally deny having abused Olya. I also fully support the creation of an ATP domestic violence policy. I will not address this matter any further."