ATP CEO Chris Kermode has announced that the Professional Tennis Association will investigate the allegations of domestic abuse made against German tennis player Alexander Zverev. The allegations were made in an article in the German tabloid Bild. Zverev is currently the world number seven.
According to the article, 20-year-old Zverev left his coach, David Kotyza, at a Los Angeles airport this week following an argument. When speaking to the tabloid, Kotyza said that Zverev repeatedly struck him and that when he confronted Zverev over the behavior, he says he was threatened. Zverev’s lawyer has denied the allegations.
“What was done [to Kotyza] was disgusting. This is a person of enormous character with whom we’ve worked with,” Zverev said to the tabloid in an interview. He reportedly issued an apology to Kotyza. “I apologize sincerely. What happened was wrong and disgusting,” the footballer added.
Kermode said that the ATP would investigate the allegations “fully”: “We do not tolerate domestic abuse, and we will not stand for it. We will do our utmost to get to the bottom of these allegations.”
Read the full story at The New York Times.
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