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Alexander Zverev describes his ankle injury as 'very serious'

Alexander Zverev describes his ankle injury as ‚very serious‘ after he was forced to withdraw from semi-final against Rafael Nadal following sickening scenes at Roland Garros

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

By Andy Sims, Pa, Paris

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

The world number three’s participation at Wimbleton this month will now be in major doubt after he rolled his ankle at the end of the second set.

Zverev left the court in a wheelchair and returned on crutches to confirm to the umpire that he could not continue.

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

The 25-year-old star was taken from the court 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 on the court.

‚Obviously a fantastic match until what happened, happened.

‚It looks like I have a very serious injury. But the medical team and the doctors are still checking on it.‘

The German raced to return a cross-court forehand, only to see his right ankle buckle 

The score was 7-6 (8) 6-6 in Nadal’s favour when Zverev left the court after falling awkwardly on the baseline, sending the Spaniard – 13 times a winner in Paris – through to his 14th Roland Garros final where he will meet Norway’s Casper Ruud.

‚I want to congratulate Rafa, obviously,‘ added Zverev. ‚It’s an incredible achievement, a 14th final, and hopefully he can go all the way and make some more history.‘