Novak Djokovic unhappy for Alexander Zverev over off-court issues | Tennis Information

LONDON: Novak Djokovic supplied sympathy to Alexander Zverev over his issues away from the tennis courtroom after the German was accused of home abuse by an ex-girlfriend.
World quantity seven Zverev has repeatedly denied the allegations made by Olga Sharypova, who said she doesn’t intend to press costs.
“We do not know what occurred actually. I imply, we’re going to discover out clearly,” world primary Djokovic informed reporters after his 6-Three 7-6(4) win over Zverev on the O2 Enviornment on Friday.
“I’ve identified Sascha for a really very long time since he was very younger. I all the time had an excellent relationship with him. Very good man. I’ve a whole lot of respect for him, his household.
“So I used to be unhappy to listen to and to know he is going by one thing like this. I do not know what occurred. After all, I imply, clearly I am not supporting any form of violence. So we should wait and see.”
Germany’s Zverev, 23, has described the allegations as “unfounded and unfaithful” and with none authorized investigation the boys’s ATP Tour could be unlikely to intervene.
The ATP mentioned it condemned “any type of violence or abuse”.
“In circumstances the place allegations of violence or abuse are made in opposition to any member of the Tour, authorized authorities examine and due course of, we then overview the end result and resolve the suitable plan of action,” the governing physique of males’s tennis mentioned in a press release final week.
Djokovic was requested whether or not the ATP ought to undertake its personal coverage on home abuse, just like these in American sports activities, no matter authorized proceedings.
“Yeah, I imply, why not? In all probability it must be there in place. However I suppose it wasn’t developed and it wasn’t there as a result of we simply didn’t have the circumstances like this,” mentioned Djokovic, who was president of the ATP’s participant council earlier than he resigned earlier this yr to kind a breakaway affiliation.
“I’ve not heard that we had perhaps high gamers concerned in such cases. So perhaps that form of case will in a approach encourage ATP to do one thing like that.”
U.S. Open runner-up Zverev was requested whether or not now the season was over he would think about clearing his title.
“What else can I say? I’ve mentioned every thing that I can. It’s extremely unlucky that these form of false allegations can put such injury and put the eye away from the game, however it’s the world we stay in proper now sadly.
“There may be nothing extra that I can do.”

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