Alexander Zverev:I've been asking ATP since London last year to launch investigation

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Alexander Zverev:I've been asking ATP since London last year to launch investigation

German tennis star Alexander Zverev insists he is happy that the ATP has started an investigation over the accusations made against his ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova. Last year, Zverev's ex-girlfriend Sharypova accused the German tennis star of domestic violence.

The week before this year's US Open, Sharypova made more allegations against Zverev. Sharypova made some shocking accusations, claiming Zverev tried to strangle her with a pillow. "We'll bloody finally to be honest.

I have been asking them myself for months now, asking them to do that since London last year because it's very for me as you guys know to clear my name and only with something like this I can, completely," Zverev said, when asked about his reaction about ATP's investigation.

The ATP launched an investigation into Zverev this week

Massimo Calvelli, ATP CEO, said: “As an organisation we recognise the need to be doing more to ensure everyone involved in professional tennis feels safe and protected.

The recommendations of the Safeguarding Report will help us approach this in a robust way. We are committed to making meaningful steps forward and know this won’t be an overnight process”. The ATP felt a "responsibility" to launch an investigation into Zverev.

"The allegations raised against Alexander Zverev are serious and we have a responsibility to address them," Calvelli added. "We hope our investigation will allow us to establish the facts and determine appropriate follow-up action.

"We understand Zverev welcomes our investigation and acknowledge that he has denied all allegations. "We will also be monitoring any further legal developments following the preliminary injunction obtained by Zverev in the German Courts."

Zverev enjoyed a big summer, winning the Tokyo Olympics and Cincinnati Masters. After winning his maiden gold medal, Zverev was hoping to win his first Grand Slam title. Unfortunately for Zverev, that didn't happen as he lost to Novak Djokovic in the US Open semifinal.