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‘I truly apologise that the focus has shifted away from tennis,’ says Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev says he ‘truly apologises’ for the impact the allegations over his personal life is having on tennis.

The German is the subject of accusations from a former girlfriend, although she has said she has no intention of starting a legal process.

Zverev has strenuously denied the allegations on his social media accounts, and he has now reiterated that position to the press.

“Many people have asked me why I kept my mouth shut, why I didn’t say anything,” Zverev told reporters in London.

“While I very much regret that those accusations are made, I have to stick to my initial thing of them being untrue and continue to deny them.

“These accusations are just unfounded and untrue. We had our ups and downs but the way our relationship is described in the public is not how it was. That’s not who I am, that’s not how I was raised by my parents.

“It makes me sad the impact that such false accusations can have: on the sport, on the outside word, on myself as well.

“I truly apologise that the focus has shifted away from the sport.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.