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Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery to treat ankle injury which forced French Open semi-final exit


Alexander Zverev underwent surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle on Tuesday after he was forced to retire from his French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal.

Zverev undergoes surgery on torn ligaments in ankle after French Open exit (Reuters Photo)

Zverev undergoes surgery on torn ligaments in ankle after French Open exit (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zverev has undergone surgery on his right ankle to repair the torn ligaments
  • Zverev was forced to retire from his French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal
  • Zverev posted an image of himself on Instagram, recuperating from surgery

German tennis player Alexander Zverev revealed that he has undergone surgery on his right ankle to repair the torn ligaments that forced him to retire from the French Open semifinal against Spanish stalwart Rafael Nadal.

Zverev, who was forced to pull out of the clash midway due to injury, had revealed post-match that he had several torn ligaments in his right foot. The German had to leave the court in a wheelchair after he badly rolled his right ankle, moving to his right when tracking down a Nadal forehand deep behind the baseline.

Zverev cried in pain following the fall and had to be assisted into a wheelchair by the physio and Nadal, who quickly made his way around the net to help support the 25-year-old.

On Wednesday, Zverev posted an image of himself on Instagram, recuperating from surgery, and wrote, “We all have our own journey in life. This is part of mine. Next week I’ll reach a career-high ranking of number 2 in the world, but this morning I had to undergo surgery. After further examination in Germany, we received confirmation that all three of the lateral ligaments in my right ankle were torn.”

“Next week I’ll reach a career-high ranking of number 2 in the world, but this morning I had to undergo surgery,” Zverev said in a post on Instagram along with a photo of him on a hospital bed.

“After further examination in Germany, we received confirmation that all three of the lateral ligaments in my right ankle were torn.

“To return to competition as quickly as possible, to ensure all the ligaments heal properly, and to reclaim full stability in my ankle, surgery was the best choice. My rehab starts now and I’ll do everything to come back stronger than ever!”

Zverev’s brother Mischa told the German newspaper Bild that Wimbledon is “out of the question” for the 25-year-old, with the grasscourt major set to be held from June 27 to July 10.



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