Fortunately for Zverev, he will not need to be present in person at the trials, as he has received a sanction order and a fine, and the trial is based on his objection to the order. This keeps him legally innocent and he can only be convicted after a final decision.
To put things in context, a sanction order is made by a judge when he or she believes that a decision can be made without going to trial after properly considering the written evidence. It is for this reason that Zverev will not have to appear in person at the trial.
The French Open will take place between May 26 and June 9 and otherwise he would have struggled to participate in the tournament. It has now been three consecutive years that he has reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slam.
Zverev is a member of the ATP player council and many believe that although he has denied the allegations, he should be temporarily removed from office until his case is resolved in court. After being asked about this, Cameron Norrie And Casper Ruud chose silence on the subject.
I haven't had too much time to think about it, and don't really have an opinion right now. But yeah, I'm not exactly sure how to react to it, so won't give you a good answer. Sorry. You can do another one, if you want.
British tennis player Cameron Norrie also spoke along similar lines and denied any comments on the matter.
Honestly, I don't really know too much about that and what happened, so tough to comment.
Cameron Norrie and Casper Ruud were heavily criticized by X fans for choosing silence on the subject of the Alexander Zverev trial.
They said that it was the players who elected Zverev to the ATP player council and therefore they must answer difficult questions like this.
Interesting how Swiatek managed to answer the question just fine after her match & she’s didn’t even elect him in the players council like the atp players did.
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However, some fans also defended the players and said that they should not be asked such questions right after finishing their match as they were extremely exhausted.
Amid the controversy, Alexander Zverev plays his first round match against Dominique Koepfer today at Australian Open.
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