Alexander Zverev issues injury update following French Open retirement
World number three Alexander Zverev has revealed he has torn several lateral ligaments in his right foot following his injury during his semi-final clash at Roland Garros on Friday.
The 25-year-old, who was seeking a maiden Grand Slam title, was more than three hours into an epic semi-final with Rafael Nadal, when he badly rolled his ankle while moving to his right.
The man from Hamburg crashed to the ground and was taken off court in a wheelchair before returning several minutes later to shake the hand of the chair umpire and hug Nadal.
Zverev and Nadal had put on an impressive display for the fans on Court Philippe Chartier for three hours and 13 minutes before Zverev’s injury brought the match to a sad ending on the eve of the second-set tie-break.
Now, Alexander Zverev has given an injury update as he posted on Instagram, saying: “Hey guys! I am now on my way back home.
“Based on the first medical checks, it looks like I have torn several lateral ligaments in my right foot.
“I will be flying to Germany on Monday to make further examinations and to determine the best and quickest way for me to recover.
“I want to thank everyone all over the world for the kind messages that I have received since yesterday. Your support means a lot to me right now!
“And many thanks to my friends from goodwill private aviation for taking such good care of me in the given circumstances.
“I will try to keep you updated as much as possible on further developments. See you next time Roland Garros.”
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