Roland-Garros – “The injury looks very serious”: Zverev does not hide his concern after his retirement in half

His cry and his tears threw a great chill on the Philippe-Chatrier court on Friday. Alexander Zverev’s brilliant fortnight ended in the most terrible way with an abandonment in the semi-finals of Roland-Garros against Rafael Nadal (7-6, 6-6, ab.). The German, who violently twisted his right ankle, left the stage on crutches and canceled his press conference, as we can obviously understand in such circumstances. But he finally wanted to give his news at the very end of the evening.

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In a video posted on the tournament’s Twitter account, he gave an update on his state of health. “It was a very difficult moment for me on the court today (Friday). It was a fantastic match until what happened happened. It looks like I have a very serious injury, but the medical team and doctors are still examining it. We’ll let you know when we know more.“, he indicated.

I hope Rafa can go all the way

The Olympic champion therefore obviously does not yet know what he is suffering from and cannot project himself on his potential duration of absence from the courts. But his presence at Wimbledon in just under a month already seems very uncertain.

Zverev ended his message with words of praise for his opponent of the day who was also sorry for him. “I would obviously like to congratulate Rafa for this incredible achievement and this 14th final reached at Roland-Garros. I hope he can go to the end and still write the history of the game“, he concluded, in a low voice, visibly very affected. We would be less: in a few seconds, everything changed this Friday for him. From the dream of a first Grand Slam title to the nightmare of an abandonment .

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