'Everything Is Going In Right Direction': Zverev Comments On Domestic Abuse Trial

'Everything Is Going In Right Direction': Zverev Comments On Domestic Abuse Trial

by Nurein Ahmed

Alexander Zverev has spoken for the first time since a hearing over his alleged domestic abuse commenced last week.

Zverev is currently competing at Roland Garros, where he booked his spot in the semifinal with a thoroughly composed performance to beat Alex de Minaur on Wednesday night.

The German fourth seed will meet two-time French Open runner-up Casper Ruud on Friday. The Norwegian received a walkover following Novak Djokovic's withdrawal due to a knee injury.

While Zverev has produced some clutch tennis during the fortnight ni, beating 14-time champion Rafael Nadal in his opener and navigating two tricky five-setters, he is embroiled in an off-court saga that has overshadowed his on-court work at times.

The 27-year-old World No. 4 was accused by his former partner, Brenda Patea, of physical assault and was issued with a penalty order and fine of €450,000. He has denied the charges pressed against him which has led to a trial in a German court.

The first day of the appeal hearing took place this past week, and Zverev was not present. The complainant's lawyer rejected the defendant's claims that the case was all about money and fame.

Zverev has continually maintained his innocence and used his most recent interview on Punto de Break to set the record straight on whether he has been affected by the ongoing trial.

"No, they made it very clear to me from the beginning that I wouldn't have to be there. I think everything is going in the right direction. Everything is going great on my part, from my point of view. There's not much more to say."

The ATP has come under fire for failing to take any action against Zverev. Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has also castigated the men's governing body for its lack of domestic abuse policy.

It is pertinent to note that Zverev remains innocent until a final ruling and stated that he is unfazed by outside noise and believes that "there is no reason" for the tournament to expel him.

"No. Why? There's no reason."


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