Three-time tennis Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has shown his support for Novak Djokovic’s suggestion that the men’s tennis governing body ATP should come up with a domestic abuse policy.
He made this statement following the allegations made against German tennis player Alexander Zverev by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova.
Former tennis player Sharypova in an interview accused zverev of abusing her emotionally and physically, but Zverev keeps on denying all forms of allegations.
The ATP in reaction to this said it deplore ‘any form of violence or abuse’.
Novak Djokovic, who resigned as ATP’s player council chief earlier this year, said that issues of domestic abuse is something worth looking into and that the ATP should be proactive about it.
‘I don’t know how long it was, but it certainly was not immediate,’ Murray, a three-time Grand Slam winner, said of ATP’s response to the Zverev situation. ‘But I have read some stuff, and obviously tennis doesn’t have a domestic abuse policy.
‘That is something we as a sport should be looking into, so the ATP know what to do in that situation, rather than having to think and react to it.
‘They can be a bit more proactive in a situation like that. They need to take it extremely seriously and see what comes of it in the coming months.’