Alexander Zverev shared a post on Instagram after his surgery.Instagram
Alexander Xavier has undergone ruptured ligament surgery in his right ankle after a painful exit from the French Open semifinals. Germany’s world number three, following last year’s final four champion Rafael Nadal in Paris, turned his ankle, screaming in pain before retiring from the match. The 25-year-old has not said when he will return to the court, but Wimbledon looks set to begin on June 27. The US Open kicks off on August 29.
“We all have our own journey in life. That’s part of me,” Zverev wrote on Instagram late Tuesday with a photo of his 1.8 million followers thumbing off a hospital bed.
“Next week I will be ranked second in the world for a career high, but this morning I had to undergo surgery.
“After further examination in Germany, we found that all three lateral ligaments of my right ankle were torn.
“Surgery was the best choice to get back in the competition as soon as possible, to make sure all the ligaments were fine, and to regain full stability in my ankle.”
Despite winning five Masters trophies and two ATP finals, Zverev is still awaiting his first Grand Slam title.
Roland Garros was their fifth major semi-final last week. He lost the 2020 US Open final to Dominic Theme, leading by two sets.
“My recovery is starting now and I will do my best to come back stronger than ever!” He added.
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