Semi-finals of the French Open: Dramatic scenes: Zverev has to give up injured against Nadal


    Alexander Zverev has to give up his semi-final game at the French Open against Rafael Nadal injured. The German tennis pro twisted his ankle and was pushed off the court in a wheelchair.

    Germany tennis ace Alexander Zverev was dramatically eliminated in the semifinals of the French Open. Zverev buckled towards the end of the second set after a return and shortly afterwards had to give up the match against Rafael Nadal. In a high-class game, the Spaniard had won the first set in a tie-break, and the second set would have gone into a tie-break again.

    Zverez lay screaming on the floor

    The 25-year-old from Hamburg lay screaming on the ground after a rally, and there was immediate silence on the Philippe-Chatrier court. Zverev’s brother Mischa experienced the moment as co-moderator at Eurosport and immediately feared the worst. “Sasha never screams, something must have happened.” Zverev was wheeled into the dressing room, returning to the field shortly after on crutches and with Rafael Nadal at his side, retiring the match.

    For the Spaniard Nadal it is the 14th entry into the final at the French Open – and perhaps the triumph he is least happy about. “I can’t say much in this situation. Being in the Rolland Garros final for the 14th time is a dream, but ending the match like this and seeing Sasha crying in the locker room was very hard,” Nadal explained after the match.