World No.7 Alexander Zverev has finally broken his silence to the recent happenings over the last few days. On Wednesday, Zverev’s ex-girlfriend, Brenda Patea, made a shocking revelation that she was 20 weeks pregnant with his child and didn’t wish to share the child’s custody. The following day, another ex-girlfriend, Olga Sharypova, accused Zverev of abusing her several times.
Having won back-to-back titles at Cologne over the last two weeks, the accusations have cast aspersions over Zverev’s image.
Recently, the 23-year-old issued a statement on Twitter where he talked about the past few days being challenging for him. The tennis star acknowledged that he looks forward to welcoming the child with Brenda despite not being in a relationship with her anymore.
— Alexander Zverev (@AlexZverev) October 29, 2020
“Even though Brenda and I are no longer together, we have a good relationship and I will live up to my responsibility as a father. Together we will take care of the little person that is about to grow,” said Zverev.
However, Zverev refrained from divulging further details and mentioned that he didn’t want to talk publicly over a private matter.
“Accusations simply not true”: Alexander Zverev
Responding to his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova’s accusations of domestic abuse, Zverev outrightly denied any truth to such claims and admitted that such statements made him sad. The US Open runner-up contended that he has known Sharypova since childhood and he hoped to deal with the matter respectfully.
“They make me very sad. We have known each other since we were children and shared many experiences together. I very much regret that she makes such statements. Because the accusations are simply not true. We had a relationship, but it ended a long time ago.” remarked Zverev.
Sharypova had written a lengthy Instagram post alleging that Zverev had tried to strangle her with a pillow, which made her afraid for her life. The former partner mentioned that she spoke up to give courage to other women to stand up against the oppressors.