German tennis star Alexander Zverev finally broke his silence on his ongoing investigation of his domestic abuse allegations. The 25-year-old was caught in a controversy in 2021 after his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova accused him of emotional and physical abuse during their time together.  

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In the statement, Zverev stated how he maintained his stance of being innocent and cooperated with ATP and the third-party arbiter during the investigation. 

“From the beginning, I have maintained my innocence and denied the baseless allegations made against me,” he wrote. “I welcomed and fully cooperated with the ATP’s investigation and am grateful for the organization’s time and attention to this matter.”

“This decision marks a third, neutral, third-party arbiter who has reviewed all relevant information and made a clear and informed decision on this matter in my favour. In addition to the ATP’s independent investigation, I have also initiated court proceedings in Germany and Russia, both of which I have won.”

Going back to the investigation, a statement was released stating that there was “insufficient evidence to substantiate published allegations of abuse” after the 15-month inquiry. Hence citing the investigation, ATP decided not to take any action against the German tennis star. The investigation included interviews with Sharypova and Zverev, and their family, friends and other players, besides scanning text messages, audio documents, and snapshots.

Going back to Zverev’s recent results, the Olympic Gold Medalist suffered a shock second-round exit in the recently concluded Australian Open. This was also the German’s return to tennis after a massive right ankle injury he suffered at the Court Philippe Chatrier at the French Open in June 2022. 

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