German tennis player Alexander Zverev had to withdraw this Friday from the Roland Garros semifinal due to a fall. It all happened when Zverev ran for a ball and slipped on the clay, spraining his right ankle.
The score was 7-6 (10/8) in the first set for Rafa Nadal and a ball for the Spaniard to force the 'tie break' in the second, but the German was unable to finish.
“I am very sad for him. He was playing very well. I know how hard he is fighting to win a Grand Slam and unfortunately it cannot be for him this time, but I am convinced that he will win more than one, because he is a great player, one of the toughest rivals on the circuit," Nadal said in a statement. trackside interview.
After the fall, the Spaniard Nadal will play this Sunday for his 14th Musketeers Cup against the Norwegian Casper Ruud or the Croatian Marin Cilic. “Being in the final again is a dream for me, but at the same time ending the match like this is very sad. I wish him the best," said Nadal.