Tennis world No 9 Alexander Zverev is fined nearly £400,000 by German court for 'abuse' of mother of his child in an argument which saw him 'physically abuse her and damage her health'

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  • Tennis prima Alexander Zverev has been fined £400,000 by a German court
  • He is accused of physically abusing his ex-girlfriend Brenda Patea successful 2020 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline and Reuters

Published: 05:03 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 07:31 EDT, 1 November 2023

Alexander Zverev has been ordered by a Berlin tribunal to salary a good reportedly worthy adjacent to £400,000 for physically abusing nan mother of his child, nan German tennis player's lawyers said, adding that he would title nan tribunal order.

The erstwhile world number 2 'rejects nan accusation made against him' by his erstwhile woman Brenda Patea that she was a unfortunate of bodily harm during an statement successful 2020, his lawyers said. 

Zverev's representatives Schertz Bergmann confirmed nan German had lodged an objection, calling nan punishment bid 'scandalous'.


'The process is scandalous, location tin beryllium nary mobility of a fair, law procedure,' their connection read. 'Mr Zverev will return action against this utilizing each intends possible.' 

The Guardian reported that Zverev has been fined £391,5000 by nan Tiergarten District Court successful Berlin - which is group to perceive from nan subordinate and plaintiffs earlier a superior proceeding takes place.

Tennis prima Alexander Zverev has been handed a punishment bid for allegedly abusing his ex-girlfriend

The German subordinate is accused of physically abusing Brenda Patea during an statement successful 2020

The study added that a nationalist proceedings is apt to beryllium scheduled aft Zverev contested nan punishment bid and that Zverev's ex-girlfriend has joined nan nationalist charismatic arsenic co-plaintiff. 

The brace had a girl successful 2021, though by that clip they were nary longer together. 

Patea, a German model, is said to person dated Zverev for little than 12 months.

The world nary 9 had spoken astir nan allegations successful July, saying: 'From my side: I wholly cull nan allegations. My lawyers are taking attraction of nan matter. I won’t opportunity thing much astir it.'

In January, nan Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) closed an investigation that was launched aft different ex-girlfriend, tennis subordinate Olga Sharypova, accused Zverev of home abuse. The ATP cited insufficient grounds arsenic its logic for dropping nan case.

Zverev is presently playing astatine nan Paris Masters, wherever he hit Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 connected Tuesday. He is group to look Ugo Humbert successful nan 2nd information connected Wednesday.

Patea, who is simply a German model, is said to person dated Zverev for little than 12 months

Zverev, presently competing astatine nan Paris Masters, has launched an objection against nan punishment order

In September, Zverev stopped his US Open conflict against Jannik Sinner aft complaining to nan umpire that a instrumentality had utilized an Adolf Hitler slur towards him. 

'He conscionable said nan astir celebrated Hitler building location is. It is unacceptable,' Hamburg-born Zverev told British umpire James Keothavong aft proceeding a slur from nan crowd.

Following nan game, Zverev told a newsman that nan expected instrumentality had been singing nan 'anthem of Hitler' - nan banned first  verse of nan original German National anthem. 

'He started singing nan anthem of Hitler that was backmost successful nan day. It was `Deutschland über alles' and it was a spot excessively much,' nan Hamburg-native said. 

'I emotion erstwhile fans are emotional. But I deliberation maine being German and not really proud of that history, it's not really a awesome point to do and I deliberation him sitting successful 1 of nan beforehand rows, I deliberation a batch of group heard it. So if I conscionable don't react, I deliberation it's bad from my side,' he added. 


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