The ATP Tour has pledged to investigate allegations that world No. 3 Alexander Zverev was involved in domestic abuse over the weekend.
The 21-year-old German was playing in Washington, D.C., on Sunday and was in Los Angeles on Monday. He played a successful match in both cities before returning to Germany on Tuesday, without speaking publicly about the accusations.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Zverev was the victim of an attempted theft at his home in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday morning. Police reportedly believe that a man who visited the residence — made up of separate apartments — “intimidated Zverev, breaking windows and stealing a smartphone.”
In that instance, German news outlet Bild reported, a girl was also present at the house while Zverev was awoken by what he perceived to be burglars trying to open the front door. However, he was unharmed and told police he believed the incident was more likely linked to the night’s events in Los Angeles.
“This incident followed allegations from a private individual (that occurred in the US on Saturday evening) in which (Zverev) may be involved. The ATP have zero tolerance for any form of violence against women and accordingly we are taking this matter very seriously,” read an ATP statement.
Zverev beat Denis Shapovalov in five sets on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the US Open and currently is the defending champion of next week’s Vienna Open.