|Dates: 30 August-12 September Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York|
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Alexander Zverev says he’s taking authorized motion over allegations he abused his former girlfriend and issued a press release to “categorically and unequivocally deny” the claims once more.
The German world quantity 4 final 12 months denied Olya Sharypova’s allegation he was violent in the direction of her and he repeated that on Friday after new particulars of her accusations have been printed this week.
Three days earlier than the US Open, the place he’s among the many favourites, he additionally backed requires governing physique ATP to introduce a home violence coverage.
“I’ve engaged my German and American legal professionals within the matter. They’ve already obtained a preliminary injunction in opposition to the supply and the creator who printed the false allegations,” Zverev wrote in a press release posted on Twitter.
“The legal professionals have subsequently initiated additional proceedings in opposition to the supply and the creator.
“I categorically and unequivocally deny having abused Olya.”
Final 12 months Britain’s Andy Murray joined world primary Novak Djokovic in urging the lads’s tennis governing physique, the ATP, to introduce a coverage on home abuse following the allegations made in opposition to Zverev.
“I additionally totally help the creation of an ATP home violence coverage,” Zverev mentioned.
“I can’t tackle this matter any additional.”
Zverev is the fourth seed at Flushing Meadows and on a very good run of type, having gained Olympic gold and the Cincinnati title this month.