The current World No.2, Alexander Zverev sustained an injury in the Semi-final of Roland Garros, earlier this year. He tore three ligaments during a semi-final clash against Rafa Nadal. He had to go home on crutches following the injury. Later Nadal claimed the title for the record 14th time. He defeated the Norwegian,Casper Ruud by 6-3,6-3,6-0.
Since then Zverev had to miss several tournaments, which included the Wimbledon grand slam as well. A day after his injury, he took to his instagram account and wrote :
“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.”
Zverev played a few phenomenal games to reach the Semi-final. He outperformed Carlos Alcaraz by 6-4,6-4,4-6,7-6 to register for the Semis. The german looked on a different level against Nadal despite losing the first game by 7-6, his shots were strong and Nadal had to work hard to give befitting replies. It was 6-6 in the second set when he suddenly fell on the ground. And the injury came out to be a tear in several ligaments.
Zverev hoping to fight for the US Open title
The German Tennis Star is currently placed on the 2nd spot with 6850 points. He’s only behind Daniil Medvedev of Russia.
The shocking rankings on Sunday favoured the top 2 positions, Zverev was amongst the luckier ones to not lose a point. Zverev is working hard for a comeback in the US Open but he’s not forcing himself into anything at the moment. In an interview, he said :
“I won’t be someone who plays after being ready for it for one second. If I play the US Open then [the aim is] to win and not for one or two rounds, I will only return if I have this form. I don’t know whether it will be the US Open because I would have to play one or two tournaments beforehand. But I haven’t written off New York.“, he added further.
The fans would be looking forward to the german’s return. He’s also posting several videos on his instagram account to keep the hopes alive for himself as well as the fans.
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