EbeneInfo – GB – Djokovic supports domestic violence policy in tennis and offers support to Zverev

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Novak Djokovic shakes hands with Alexander Zverev after winning the match in the ATP World Final in London – AP

Novak Djokovic said tennis authorities could adopt clearer policies on domestic violence in light of allegations against US Open finalist Alexander Zverev by his ex-girlfriend

The world number one offered his support to Zverev, who has repeatedly denied Olga Sharypova’s allegations

In an interview with Racquet Magazine, Sharypova said that Zverev was emotionally and physically abusive towards her.She also said that she did not intend to press charges against the German

« We don’t know what really happened I mean, we’ll find out obviously, » world number one Djokovic told reporters after his 6-3 7-6 (4) win over Zverev in the O2 Arena Friday

« I have known Sascha for a very long time since he was very young I always had a great relationship with him Very nice guy I have a lot of respect for him, his family

« So I was sad to hear and know he was going through something like this I don’t know what happened Of course I mean obviously I can’t stand any kind of violence So we will have to wait and see « 

Germany’s Zverev called the allegations « unfounded and false » and without any judicial investigation ATP Tour des hommes is unlikely to intervene

« In the circumstances where allegations of violence or abuse are made against a member of the Tour, judicial authorities investigate and proceed with due process, we then review the outcome and decide on the appropriate course of action. » the men’s tennis governing body said in a statement last week

Djokovic was asked if ATP should adopt its own domestic violence policy, similar to that of American sports, regardless of lawsuits

« Yeah, I mean, why not? It should probably be there in place But I guess it wasn’t developed and it wasn’t there because we just didn’t have a case like this, « said Djokovic, who was previously chairman of the ATP player council before stepping down earlier this year to form a separatist association

« I haven’t heard that maybe we have the best players involved in such cases so maybe this kind of case will somehow inspire ATP to do something like this »

« The players know what’s going on, » the 23-year-old told reporters after being beaten by Djokovic in his final round robin match on Friday

« What else can I say? I said all I could It is very unfortunate that these kinds of false claims can cause such damage and distract from the sport, but unfortunately this is the world we live in now

Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic, Tennis, Association of Tennis Professionals, ATP Tour

EbeneInfo – GB – Djokovic supports domestic violence policy in tennis, offers support to Zverev

Source: https://sportstar.thehindu.com/tennis/novak-djokovic-backs-domestic-abuse-policy-in-tennis-offers-support-to-alexander-zverev-atp-finals/article33147466.ece

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