What will happen to Zverev’s ankle. The German awaits the results of the studies. Photo Tomas Stevens / AFP
His fall on brick dust, the approach of the wheelchair and the crutches finally as support to greet those who cheered him on the field Philippe Chatrier made it possible to predict that Alexander Zverev would not leave Paris without an injury and the German tennis player confirmed this. , who aspired to win the semifinals against Rafael Nadal, take Roland Garros and be the new number 1 in the world.
“Hi guys. Today I experienced a delicate moment for me on the pitch. It was a fantastic game, until what happened happened. It looks like I have a very serious injury. But the doctors are still evaluating it. When I have more news I will share it, “she said. sasha through a video that the organizers of the Grand Slam uploaded to their social networks this Saturday.
“I want to congratulate Rafa, of course,” he continued, referring to Nadal’s chance of securing his 14th Paris clay court title. “It’s an incredible result, a fourteenth final and I hope he can go all the way and do something.” history Not an easy time for me today. But the medical team is still evaluating and we will keep you informed.“.
Alex Zverev faced a unique opportunity. Not only could he become the third man to beat Rafael Nadal on clay at Roland Garros behind Robin Soderling and Novak Djokovic – who had done it twice – but he also missed the first set in a novel tiebreak and was struggling to close. the second when he suffered a shocking sprained right ankle. And the novel became a drama.
It was when he ran to the right that he tried to skate to try to overtake the Spaniard who had launched an approach to close the point on the net. However, to the German his foot got stuck and as he threw the ball into the double box he began to wallow in pain. Tears were seen falling on his face and a gesture of not being able to believe what had happened to him. He was taken away in a wheelchair and returned to Philippe Chatrier only on crutches to finish the game.
“I’m very sad for him. He was playing a fantastic game. And he was fighting for his first Grand Slam. He had a lot of bad luck. But I’m sure he’ll bounce back and win more than one. Hope it’s just a sprain and no fracture. We are teammates, we have trained together multiple times and I know that he is fighting to win his first Grand Slam, “said Nadal after the match ended 7-6 (8), 6-6 and walked away while sasha Doctors assisted him.
The first review was in the facilities of the Stade Roland Garros complex and they went on to a clinic so that the studies were more comprehensive. Just in the French morning, Zverev checked in to bring some peace of mind, even if his words only generate more mystery around his wound because he assures it is “very serious”.
Only the hours will be able to confirm what that crash produced in his body and how much recovery time it will take him to get back on the circuit and try again to reach the top of the standings at 25.