ATP completes Alexander Zverev investigation

ATP completes Alexander Zverev investigation, finds no substantial evidence of domestic abuse

ATP completes Alexander Zverev investigation

ATP completed its investigation into Alexander Zverev abuse charges and found ‘insufficient evidence’ to take any further action.

Zverev became the subject of an ATP-commissioned probe in October 2021 following allegations of domestic abuse made by his former girlfriend, Olya Sharypova.

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“A major independent investigation into Alexander Zverev has found insufficient evidence to substantiate published allegations of abuse,” the ATP stated.

“As a result, no disciplinary action will be taken by ATP.”

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According to the ATP statement, the investigation was carried out by The Lake Forest Group (LFG), a third-party investigator, led by founder and chief executive G. Michael Verden and Jennifer Mackovjak.

“Based on a lack of reliable evidence and eyewitness reports, in addition to conflicting statements by Sharypova, Zverev and other interviewees, the investigation was unable to substantiate the allegations of abuse, or determine that violations of ATP’s On-Site Offenses or Player Major Offenses rules took place,” they added.

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Sharypova, a former tennis player herself, had alleged that Zverev had physically abused her on multiple occasions during their relationship.

Former World No 2 Zverev had denied all allegations.

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Though the ATP did not find substantial evidence it added: “This determination may however be reevaluated should new evidence come to light, or should any legal proceedings reveal violations of ATP rules.”