ATP: Alexander Zverev case under investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zverev was criticised for not speaking about his domestic abuse allegations The ATP says it is investigating “several points” in Alexander Zverev’s press conference on Tuesday, following the…

ATP: Alexander Zverev case under investigation

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zverev was criticised for not speaking about his domestic abuse allegations

The ATP says it is investigating “several points” in Alexander Zverev’s press conference on Tuesday, following the player’s domestic abuse allegations.

The 20-year-old German said he did not want to keep discussing the matter, following which he said he would never again speak publicly about it.

He said the abuse, which he said occurred in France earlier this year, was “being blown out of proportion”.

In July, Zverev won his second title of the season, in Washington DC.

His German girlfriend, Alize Cornet, said she wanted to move out of his home.

Speaking at the season-ending Tour Finals in London on Wednesday, the 18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer said he had thought his comments on social media after Zverev’s press conference were “too much”.

“Every time I try to fight cyber bullying, everyone else tries to fight ‘anonymous accusations’, but it’s hard, because everything is taken so fast,” he said.

“If you say anything online and it gets scrutinised, it gets turned into something that’s supposedly made for public consumption, and everyone wants to scrutinise a situation that is not necessarily true.

“And to be fair, all of us when we make comments, we hope that they can be positive, and it’s not always the case.”

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