The men’s professional tennis tour will not punish Alexander ZverevIn connection to allegations that he assaulted a girlfriend, German-star?

The ATP Tour, after a fifteen-month investigation announced Tuesday that the evidence was not sufficient to support the claims and would not take any disciplinary actions against the tour. Zverev.

After the conclusion of their investigation, the ATP commissioned it. Zverev’s former girlfriend Olya Sharypova, a Russian former tennis player, said that Zverev In New York, Shanghai and Monaco confrontations, she was repeatedly verbally abused by her.

The investigation was conducted by The Lake Forest Group, a third-party consultant, working with the ATP’s outside legal counsel, the Florida-based firm Smith Hulsey & Busey. Although an official news release was issued by the ATP, it didn’t publish a comprehensive report.

Zverev Both Sharypova and Sharypova cooperated in the investigation. This included lengthy interviews with their families, friends, and other tennis players. Investigators looked at text messages and audio files as well as photos. Zverev’s phone. Sharypova has not filed criminal charges. Zverev.

Zverev The allegations were denied by the accused and he said he was in favor of the ATP conducting an investigation. Both the allegations surfaced on social media, as well as in a long article published by Slate back in 2021.

“From the beginning, I have maintained my innocence and denied the baseless allegations made against me,” Zverev In a Tuesday statement. “I welcomed and fully cooperated with the ATP’s investigation and am grateful for the organization’s time and attention in this matter.”

Zverev Slate has been sued as well. After a preliminary hearing, a German court determined that Slate had not presented sufficient evidence under German law for the judge to warrant the effects on the plaintiff. This decision said that the article must have sufficient balance to not give the impression it was biased. Zverev Sharypova claimed that he was guilty of the crimes.

Zverev, the Olympic gold medalist in men’s singles in 2021, continued to play during the investigation and recorded some of his biggest wins during that time, including at the tour’s season-ending ATP Finals. In June 2022, he broke his ankle while playing in the semi-finals of the French Open. He returned to competitive play in late fall and played in the Australian Open in January. However, he was eliminated in round two. He said that he hadn’t regained his form or fitness since the accident.

“I am grateful that this is finally resolved and my priority now is recovering from injury and concentrating on what I love most in this world — tennis,” In his Tuesday statement, he stated these words.

Sharypova didn’t immediately reply to my message seeking comments on the investigation. She stated that she didn’t want to talk about her story in 2021. “I don’t want to live in my memories of the past anymore, because it’s too hard for me. I want to live in the present and be engaged in making myself happy.”

Massimo Calvelli is the chief executive at the ATP. “exhaustive process” In the investigation. He claimed that the investigation was completed. “shown the need for us to be more responsive on safeguarding matters,” This includes protection for players and their partners, as well as anyone else directly involved with the tour. The ATP intends to soon hire a director in safeguarding.