Tennis legend John McEnroe was caught on camera responding to a comment made regarding Alexander Zverev and his claim to be 'innocent' of abuse allegations made against him.
During the Laver Cup where Team Europe is taking on Team World, McEnroe, captain of the latter, was upset by comments allegedly made by the tennis star Alexander Zverev.
In a Team World huddle by the side of the court, McEnroe informed his players that Zverev had said they would win no further points against Team Europe.
"Fuck this guy," McEnroe can be seen responding to that statement, "he said that's the last point we're going to win."
This was quickly followed by the American tennis player Reilly Opelka chiming in with, "He also said he's innocent."
To which McEnroe, with a slight chuckle to himself, responded: "Yeah, good point."
McEnroe: “Fuck this guy.”
Isner: “He said that? Fuck him…”
Schwartzman: “What did he say?”
McEnroe: “He said that’s the last point we’re gonna win.”
Opelka: “He also said he’s innocent.”
McEnroe: “Yeah, good point.”
h/t @tennisems #LaverCuppic.twitter.com/NPJ2IpTAxq
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) September 25, 2021
It has been alleged by a former girlfriend of Alexander Zverev that he was physically abusive toward her during their relationship.
"Sharypova... accompan[ied] him in September  to the Laver Cup in Geneva," the article in Slate reads, "where she said he punched her in the face for the first time.
"Distraught and feeling isolated, Sharypova—who is not diabetic—said she injected herself with insulin and locked herself in the bathroom of their hotel room.
"She said to me, “I injected it, and I wasn’t scared; I just wanted to leave in some way, because I can’t stand it anymore.”
"Sharypova said Zverev found a Laver Cup official who convinced her to open the door, and she was given what she believes were glucose tablets to counteract the insulin."
Zverev has repeatedly denied the veracity of Sharypova's allegations.