ALEXANDER ZVEREV TAKEN OFF COURT IN WHEEL CHAIR AFTER ANKLE INJURY AGAINST RAFAEL NADAL
The 21-time Grand Slam champion is 13-0 in French Open finals.
ALEXANDER ZVEREV TAKEN OFF COURT IN WHEELCHAIR AFTER ROLLING ANKLE AGAINST RAFAEL NADAL; RAFA ADVANCES TO ROLAND GARROS FINAL, 7-6 (8), 6-6
Alexander Zverev suffers an ankle injury that forces him to retire in his semifinal against Rafael Nadal…
Deep in the second set of his French Open semifinal against Rafael Nadal, Alexander Zverev ran for a ball behind the baseline and turned his ankle. Immediately, the German yelled in pain, then writhed on the terre battue as the 13-time French Open champion walked across the net to offer support.
Shortly after, the match was called…
The match-which lasted three hours and 13 minutes, despite just one set being completed-was a physical contest from the start. The first set alone lasted 91 minutes, ending in a tiebreak that saw Zverev unable to convert any of four set points. Nadal, for his part, squandered three set points earlier in the set.
Of the many set-point saves, this conversion from Nadal, trailing 6-4 in the tiebreak, was the most memorable:
But despite the sky-high level of play from both men under the roof on this rainy day in Paris, the match will ultimately be remembered for how it ended.