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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Thursday September 30, 2021

For the third time in the last two years, an ATP player has become involved in a domestic abuse dispute. We’ve told you the stories of Nikoloz Basilashvili and Alexander Zverev, and today we can add Brazil’s Thiago Seyboth Wild to the list.

Tennis Express

Earlier this week Universo Online (UOL) confirmed that the world No.121 is being investigated by Rio de Janeiro police force over claims he was abusive towards, his former girlfriend Thayane Lima. Seyboth Wild is facing allegations of both mental and physical assaults, and has already been issued with a restraining order, according to UOL.

“Without my noticing it, he made me change everything in my life. I started not being able to show a cleavage, I couldn’t even go to the beach to not wear a bikini. I always wore big nails, but he liked short ones,” Lima told UOL. “When Thiago got angry, he pushed me, pulled my hair, called me a bitch, slut, garbage, dumb. I lived at home, I didn’t go out for anything while he was travelling.”

The lawsuit filed against Wild is being overseen by lawyer Gabriela Amábile who is seeking compensation for ‘material and moral damages’ on behalf of her client.


Seyboth Wild released a statement, claiming his innocence.

“This crime of which I was a victim is already being duly investigated by the competent authorities,” Wild said in a statement translated from his native Portuguese. “Regarding the disdainful statements about me, I have to clarify that they are defamatory and libelous practices that are also the object of civil and criminal proceedings already underway. Although we are all far from perfect, I am happy to say that these false, fabricated, and vengeful claims are in no way a reflection of my character or actions.”


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