Alexander Zverev on trial for gender-based violence grievance

Alexander Zverev, 26, ranked quantity six on the planet, certified on Monday for the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. He thus stays one win away from the ultimate 4, which might match his greatest end result within the match, again within the 2020 version. Up to now so good.

The factor is that the shadow of crime haunts Zverev, accused by two of his ex-partners of bodily abuse. The primary was Olga Sharipova and the second, Brenda Patea, who has gone additional and brought the grievance to court docket for an incident courting again to Might 2020.

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Zverev, promoted by the ATP and who has his personal chapter within the Netflix sequence Break Level, in addition to being a part of the gamers’ council, will likely be tried by the Berlin court docket from Might 31 after being ordered to pay compensation of 450,000 euros.

Patea will not be solely an ex-girlfriend of the tennis participant however the mom of his youngster. If Zverev is lastly referred to as to testify, it will likely be very troublesome for him to take part in Roland Garros, the second main that coincides in dates with the trial (Might 26 to June 9).

The Hamburg native has pleaded not responsible and accused some media retailers of solely searching for clicks when reporting on him.

The ATP launched, in October 2021, an inner investigation into the case and declined to take motion in opposition to Zverev within the type of a sanction.

Iga Swiatek, the primary in girls’s tennis, did communicate out about Sasha representing the professionals: “It isn’t good {that a} participant dealing with costs like that’s promoted.”

Dominates the head-to-head

The German, who defeated Britain’s Cameron Norrie 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(3) on Monday, will meet Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz on Wednesday for a spot within the Open semifinals. They’ve met seven instances, with Zverev dominating the head-to-head document by 4-3.

Along with his father and brother, Zverev is accompanied in Melbourne by his present girlfriend, Sophia Thomalla, who stands out for her tattoos on each arms.

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