Gamers have confronted questions at information conferences in Melbourne about whether or not it’s acceptable that Zverev stays on the ATP Participant Council whereas the case is ongoing however have been reluctant to remark.
The Participant Council is elected by gamers and represents gamers’ pursuits in Tour selections.
“My take is that I am good at taking part in tennis, and I am not good at making political selections. Going to remain out of it and give attention to tennis,” Alex de Minaur mentioned.
Britain’s Cameron Norrie mentioned “it was powerful to remark” as a result of he did now know what occurred, whereas Casper Ruud mentioned he had not had “an excessive amount of time to consider it” and was “not precisely certain the best way to react to it”.
Grigor Dimitrov, in the meantime, mentioned: “I feel it is a matter that I feel everybody wants to take a seat down collectively and focus on all of that.”
Zverev himself mentioned that he thought he had the boldness of his fellow gamers to proceed within the position, including: “No one has mentioned something to me.”
And when requested if it was acceptable that he was nonetheless be in a management, he replied: “Why would it not not be?”
Feminine gamers have been a bit extra ready to remark, with world primary Iga Swiatek saying: “I feel it is as much as [the] ATP what they determine. For certain, it isn’t good when a participant who’s dealing with prices like that’s sort of being promoted.”
Former US Open champion Sloane Stephens mentioned it was a “tough state of affairs” and “at this level for the tour and for the followers it must be completed with”.
Earlier this 12 months, Netflix collection Break Level featured an episode about Zverev which didn’t point out any allegations.
There have been no statements from Australian Open organisers on the matter, though former participant Jelena Dokic did convey consideration to home abuse in the course of the event. She requested Aryna Sabalenka throughout her on-court interview to signal some towels that could possibly be auctioned to boost cash for a home abuse charity.
The ATP, which has prior to now mentioned it “absolutely condemns any type of violence or abuse”, has mentioned it won’t be saying something additional till the German authorized course of has run its course.
Till then, Zverev could effectively face extra questions in information conferences at tournaments as he continues to play on the tour, particularly when his trial begins in the midst of the French Open.