German tennis star Alexander Zverev has once again denied the domestic violence allegations and has taken a legal action against the source and the author who published an article in which he was accused of domestic violence.
A year ago, Zverev's ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova accused the German tennis star of domestic violence. This week, an article published on Slate revealed more details of an alleged domestic violence act by Zverev. The details from the article published on Slate spread like a wildfire and Zverev's image has been damaged.
Now, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Zverev is taking a legal action as he wants to clear his name and prove that he is innocent. "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."
Not a great time for Zverev to find himself in this position
Zverev has been absolutely terrific over the last month, winning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics and claiming a victory at the Cincinnati Masters.
Zverev has had a perfect preparation for the US Open but it remains to be seen if the off court drama will affect him at Flushing Meadows. "I think tennis is in a good spot, I would say, because the other guys are still there,” Zverev said after winning Cincinnati.
“Novak is still at top of his game, but the young guys all look quite strong. It’s going to be interesting to see who will do what in the next few years."