Andy Murray urges ATP Tour to be 'more proactive' amid Alexander Zverev abuse allegations

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“So…I don’t know what advice Zverev will be getting…and I don’t know how you should handle that if you are in that situation or in that position. It’s difficult, but, certainly, it’s been going on too long…It needs to get resolved, clearly.”

Murray, who faces second seed Casper Ruud in the second-round of the San Diego Open on Thursday evening (September 30) shared his frustrations that the conversation surrounding allegations against Zverev were getting in the way of tennis, and acknowledged that it wouldn’t be possible to “draw a line under” the situation until it was directly tackled.

“I think obviously…you need to draw a line under it one way or another until it’s properly addressed. But that’s not going to happen,” he admitted.

“So I certainly would recommend that he goes down whatever route there is to try and get to the bottom of it finally, so everyone can move on, because I…don’t want to be sitting here after winning a tennis match talking about stuff like that.”

“I want to be playing tennis, that’s what I want to be doing. I’m happiest at winning. But…I’ve been asked about it regularly. I don’t know how many other players have been asked about it…I also don’t feel like we should be in that position. It’s been going on a long time.”

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