LONDON — German tennis player Alexander Zverev gave a more detailed denial of domestic abuse allegations made by a former girlfriend, saying Friday “that’s not who I am.”
Olga Sharypova said last month that the 23-year-old Zverev tried to strangle her with a pillow before last year’s U.S. Open.
The seventh-ranked Zverev was asked about it during a news conference ahead of the ATP Finals that begin Sunday in London. He has previously denied the accusations on social media and in brief comments, but elaborated Friday.
“These accusations are