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Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle |  Tennis News


Alexander Zverev underwent surgery on torn ankle ligaments after his fall in the French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal; “My rehabilitation starts now and I will do everything to come back stronger than ever!” His brother Mischa thinks Wimbledon is ‘out of the question’

Last update: 22/06/07 22:03

Alexander Zverev underwent surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle

Alexander Zverev has undergone surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle, with his brother Mischa raising major doubts over his ability to be ready in time for Wimbledon.

The German world number 3 was forced to withdraw from his French Open semi-final against Nadal last week.

Zverev fell and twisted his ankle late in the second set at Roland Garros, screaming in pain as Nadal rushed around the net to help.

Wimbledon: Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle |  Tennis News

Zverev fell and twisted his ankle at the end of the second set against Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros

The German was helped to his feet but was taken off the pitch in a wheelchair for treatment.

After five minutes, the 25-year-old reappeared on crutches to tell the referee he couldn’t continue.

Zverev has now confirmed he has had surgery for the injury but has not set a deadline for his return.

Writing on Instagram, Zverev said: “We all have our own journey in life. It’s part of mine. Next week I will reach world number 2 in career, but this morning I had to undergo a surgical intervention.

“After further examination in Germany, we received confirmation that the three lateral ligaments of my right ankle were torn.

“To return to competition as quickly as possible, to ensure the proper healing of all the ligaments and to regain total stability of my ankle, surgery was the best choice.

“My rehabilitation starts now and I will do everything to come back stronger than ever!

“I continue to receive so many messages and I would like to thank everyone once again for supporting me during such a difficult time.”

Zverev’s brother Mischa told German newspaper Bild that Wimbledon was “out of the question” for the 25-year-old, with the grass-court Grand Slam set to start on June 27.

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