Alexander Zverev fined by court over physical abuse allegations

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Berlin – A German court has issued a disciplinary order against him Alexander Zverev He allegedly caused bodily harm to a woman.

Zverev denies the allegations and is contesting the sentencing order.

The court in Berlin issued this order last October. 2, including ordering Zverev to pay a fine of 450,000 euros ($475,000), a statement from the court service issued Tuesday said. He is accused of physically assaulting and harming a woman during an argument in Berlin in May 2020, the statement said.

With Zverev contesting the order, the case will likely go to trial in Berlin’s Tiergarten District Court after the court hears more from the parties involved, according to the statement.

Punishment orders are used in Germany as a way to resolve some criminal cases without going to trial if the suspect does not contest the order.

Zverev, 26, was a US Open finalist in 2020, won the men’s singles Olympic gold medal in 2021 and is ranked ninth.

Schertz Bergman, a law firm acting for Zverev, issued a statement Tuesday saying it rejected the allegations. It alleged procedural irregularities in the case against him and said it had expert medical evidence in favor of Zverev.

Zverev denied the charges over comments at a tournament in July after the prosecutor’s office appealed for a penalty order.

In January, an investigation into the men’s tennis tour found “insufficient evidence” to substantiate separate claims of domestic abuse against Zverev. The ATP opened an investigation in October 2021 after Zverev’s ex-girlfriend Olya Sharipova accused him of abuse.

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