Former tennis world number two Alexander Zverev has been issued with a penalty order and fined by a German court after being accused of physically abusing his ex-girlfriend, reports say.
The 26-year-old was fined 450,000 euros (£390,000) in October, press agency AFP said.
Zverev denies the charges and has lodged an objection against the order, meaning he remains legally innocent and is not convicted until a final ruling. The case could go to a public trial.
In a statement on Tuesday, Zverev’s lawyers said the evidence had been dismissed as “incomprehensible and contradictory” by a forensic medical report from a Berlin doctor.