Andy Murray welcomes ATP's investigation into Alexander Zverev domestic abuse claims

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Andy Murray welcomes ATP's investigation into Alexander Zverev domestic abuse claims

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has welcomed ATP's investigation into domestic violence accusations made against Alexander Zverev. After months of being pressure and pushed to launch an investigation, the ATP did so this week.

Last year, Zverev was accused by his ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova of domestic violence. Sharypova made some serious accusations, claiming Zverev tried to strangle her with a pillow. "I think now you have to try to look at the positives of what's come from that and, yes it's taken a little bit too long, but now there is going to be a process in place and protocols in place when allegations like that are made," Murray said, per Sky Sports.

Murray happy with his form

Two weeks ago, Murray made the Metz qiarterfinal before losing to world No. 12 Hubert Hurkacz. Last week, Murray lost to world No. 10 Casper Ruud in the San Diego Open round-of-16. "The matches that I've lost, barring Winston-Salem, are [to players] in the top 15 in the world - (Stefanos) Tsitsipas, (Hubert) Hurkacz, Casper Ruud," Murray noted.

"They're top players and have been this season certainly. I have also had a number of opportunities in those matches and not quite taken them. "Partly that's down to playing against top players, they're going to snuff out some opportunities you create, but also there's been some stuff in those matches that I certainly feel I could have done better.

"The positive I guess is that I've not been losing to guys I should definitely have been winning against at this stage." Murray is now set to play at the Indian Wells Masters. "I did have some good wins and stuff here, it's not like I played badly every year, but overall I've been pretty inconsistent here and struggled with that but the balls are getting much heavier, which I really like. I'm finding it a lot easier to control the ball in comparison to other years," Murray said.