Alexander Zverev Roland Garros 2022

Alexander Zverev given injury boost as Mischa gives positive update

Alexander Zverev should be able to return to the ATP Tour without complications from his ankle injury, his bother has revealed.

Zverev tore three ligaments in his ankle before limping away from his epic Roland Garros semi-final against Rafael Nadal on crutches following a nasty fall.

He has already undergone surgery and started his rehab, Mischa Zverev, who is also part of his coaching team, has delivered some positive injury news to the German’s fans.

“The ligaments were damaged, but the syndesmosis ligament and the capsule are intact,” Mischa Zverev told Eurosport Germany.

“All the other joints and the cartilage are also fine. It is really only the ligaments that have suffered.

“He is doing very well under the circumstances, he immediately had a smile on his face and we spoke on the phone several times”.

Alexander Zverev will be a career high world number two on Monday, and that would have been enough to earn him the top seed at Wimbledon if he was able to play.

No timescale has been put on his return at the moment. It is believed the US Open is a target, although that could be overly ambitious and Zverev could be out of action for the remainder of the season.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.