Zverev denies ex-girlfriend’s domestic violence charge


PARIS – Alexander Zverev has again denied accusations of domestic violence made by a former girlfriend who said the German tennis player tried to strangle her with a pillow before last year’s US Open.Zverev was questioned about Olga Sharypova’s accusation on Wednesday following her second-round victory over Miomir Kecmanovic at the Paris Masters tournament.

“I said it all on my Instagram. There is nothing more I can add at this time. I am here to play tennis. I mean, the relationship, like I said, has been over for a very long time, ”Zverev said. “I’m enjoying my time on the court. I said everything. They (the allegations) are not true, and I cannot say anything more at this time. ”

Last week, Olga Sharypova gave an interview to a Russian sports website in which she alleged the strangulation attempt and that Zverev also banged her head against a wall at a New York hotel ahead of the tournament, claiming that ‘she feared for her life.

Another ex-girlfriend, Brenda Patea, recently announced that she was pregnant with Zverev’s child, which the German confirmed on Twitter.

Zverev didn’t mention Patea or the pregnancy when answering a question about how he could stay so focused on the game, given everything that was going on off the pitch.

“Well, I’m here to play tennis. So, you know, I’ve been doing well the last few weeks. I mean, since the return (restart) of the season, and I want to keep doing it, ”Zverev said after winning 6-2, 6-2 over Kecmanovic. “Like you said, obviously there is a bit going on. There is some very good news, I think.


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