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Alexander Zverev describes his ankle injury as ‘very serious’

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Alexander Zverev describes his ankle injury as ‘very serious’ after he had to withdraw from the semi-final against Rafael Nadal after sickening scenes at Roland Garros

  • Rafael Nadal dramatically reached the French Open final on Friday evening
  • Alex Zverev, 25, was taken off court in a wheelchair after hurting his ankle
  • He passed while trying a forehand from the corner of Court Philippe Chatrier
  • Zverev took to social media to tell fans via video that his injury is ‘very serious’
  • He described his injury as ‘very difficult’ and said the medical team is working on it

Alexander Zverev has said the injury he sustained in the French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal is ‘very serious’.

The world’s number three entry into Wimbledon this month will now be in serious doubt after he rolled his ankle at the end of the second set.

Zverev left the field in a wheelchair and returned on crutches to confirm to the referee that he was unable to continue.

Alexander Zverev described the injury he sustained at the French Open as ‘very serious’

The 25-year-old star was taken off the field in a wheelchair after hurting his ankle

The 25-year-old star was taken off the field in a wheelchair after hurting his ankle

In a video message on Twitter, the 25-year-old German said: ‘A very difficult moment for me today in court.

“Obviously a fantastic game until what happened happened.

“It looks like I have a very serious injury. But the medical team and doctors are still checking it out.”

The German rushed to return a cross-court forehand but only saw his right ankle buckle

The German rushed to return a cross-court forehand but only saw his right ankle buckle

The score was 7-6 (8) 6-6 in favor of Nadal as Zverev left the field after falling awkwardly at the baseline, pushing the Spaniard – a 13-time winner in Paris – through to his 14th Roland Garros final , where he met Norwegian Casper Ruud.

“Of course I want to congratulate Rafa,” Zverev added. “It’s an incredible achievement, a 14th final, and hopefully he can push his limits and make some more history.”

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