Alexander Zverev speaks out against domestic violence allegations, says “the truth is still out”
Alexander Zverev recently claimed in an interview with Tennis magazine that his extrajudicial controversies, in the form of allegations of domestic violence brought by former partner Olya Sharypova, will soon see their closure.
Zverev has been accused of beating, insulting and blackmailing Sharypova, who was his girlfriend for about a year in 2019. The Russian revealed full details of Zverev’s alleged atrocities in two detailed interviews provided to New York Times reporter Ben Rothenberg.
Sharypova provided evidence not only with verbal anecdotes, but also through numerous screenshots and photographs that showed her in a state of torture. However, the Olympic champion has vehemently denied all of his claims and has maintained his innocence for the past two years. Zverev even threatened legal action against Sharypova and Rothenberg earlier this year.
But in a recent turn of events, ATP intervened in the case and opened an investigation into the allegations against the 2021 ATP Finals champion, the outcome of which is still pending.
Asked about the question by Tennis magazineAlexander Zverev expressed hope to see the back of the domestic violence allegations as soon as possible. Stressing that “the truth is still out,” Zverev made it clear that he did not intend to reverse his position on the issue.
âI’m sure this will be sorted out fairly quickly,â the 24-year-old said in an interview with Tennis Magazin: âWe are also taking legal action in Russia against those who accuse me of being wrong. always comes to light. “
Zverev enjoyed one of the most successful seasons of his career in 2021, finishing with six titles to his name, including the ATP Finals Trophy.
The 24-year-old admitted to having found a way to prevent controversies off the pitch from affecting his performances on the pitch, stressing the importance of his team and family in this pursuit.
âEverything that happens in life outside of the tennis court, you will notice it on the tennis court, too,â Zverev said. “I think this year, more calm has returned to my life. I have the right people around me. It’s very positive.”
“I play extremely well with her behind my back” – Alexander Zverev pays tribute to his new girlfriend Sophia Thomalla
During the interview, Alexander Zverev claimed that part of the credit for his recent athletic success goes to his new girlfriend, Sophia Thomalla. Zverev has known Thomalla, an actress, for about four years now and is said to have started seeing the 32-year-old after August of this year.
The 2021 ATP Finals champion believes he is playing better, knowing that Thomalla is supporting him from the stands. Zverev has unveiled his desire to improve further next year, stressing that he has yet to achieve “all” of his tennis goals.
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“I play extremely well with her behind my back and hope that will continue next year and maybe even improve,” said Alexander Zverev. “I haven’t reached all of my goals yet.”