The term 'walkover' is used to indicate that a victory has been obtained as a result of the opponent's withdrawal before the match. This is not exactly what happened this Friday in the match between Rafa Nadal and Alexander Zverev, since the German was forced to leave the court during the second set of the Roland Garros semifinals.
In this case, the German tennis player had to retire after a spectacular fall that caused a sprained ankle. Although he has been temporarily suspended, in the end the match has been canceled and the Spaniard has gone directly to the final.
According to different betting pages, the walkover should not be confused with the withdrawal.
«In the world of tennis betting, 'walkover' is understood as the refusal of a player to even start a match, almost always due to injury, while withdrawal occurs when his scheduled match has indeed started and one of the players abandon it before it ends, ”they indicate from Luckia.
Even so, Nadal has been proclaimed the winner of the event, so he will play the final against the Norwegian Casper Ruud or the Croatian Marin Cilic.
It was Nadal's 111th victory in 114 games to qualify for his 14th final (he has not lost any), but happiness will not be complete due to the way in which the classification came about, they explain from AFP.