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‘Will Do Everything to Come Back Stronger Than Ever’ – Alexander Zverev Gives Injury Update Following French Open Debacle

Published 06/07/2022, 10:00 PM EDT

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Alexander Zverev gave his all during his semifinal match against Rafael Nadal at the French Open 2022. However, an unfortunate injury forced him to retire when the score read 6-6 in the second set. The German tennis star slipped while trying to make a return and twisted his ankle in the process.

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Zverev was taken out of the court in a wheelchair to receive treatment. Later, the crowd gave him a standing ovation when he returned to the court on crutches. Recently, Zverev has given a further update on his injury.


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Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery

The 25-year-old took to Instagram to update his fans on his ligament injury. He said, “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.”

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Further, he added, “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!”


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Thanking everyone for their support, Zverev said, “I am continuing to receive so many messages and would like to thank everyone once again for supporting me during such a difficult time.”

After undergoing surgery, Zverev said that his surgery went well, and that he was raring to get back on the court.


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Zverev misses a golden opportunity to become the World Number 1

After Djokovic failed to defend his French Open title, Zverev had the opportunity to become the top-ranked player in the world. The 25-year-old could have become the World Number 1 had he won the French Open title.


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Nonetheless, he’ll rise to second when the updated ATP rankings chart is released next week. Meanwhile, Djokovic will slip to third with Medvedev regaining the top spot.

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Vatsal Shah


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Vatsal Shah is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in engineering, he is a die hard fan of tennis and sports in general. He is an ardent follower of Rafael Nadal and is inspired by his never-say-die attitude.
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Tony Thomas