The German tennis player Alexander Zverev has had to undergo surgery due to the ankle injury he suffered during the Roland Garros semifinals against the Spanish Rafa Nadal and which damaged three lateral ligaments.
"We all have our own journey in life. This is part of mine. Next week I will reach the highest ranking of my career as world No. 2, but this morning I had to have surgery," Zverev noted in his official 'Instagram' profile.
"In order to return to competition as quickly as possible, to ensure that all ligaments heal correctly and to regain full stability in my ankle, surgery was the best option," he admitted.
"My rehabilitation starts now and I will do my best to come back stronger than ever. I keep getting a lot of messages and I would like to thank everyone once again for supporting me in this very difficult time," said Zverev, who will be absent from the grass court tour and at Wimbledon, the third 'Grand Slam' of the season.