French Open 2022: Alexander Zverev bids farewell to the crowd before leaving the court.AFP
Alexander Xavier’s campaign for the French Open 2022 ended with a heartbeat as he was forced to withdraw from his semi-final match against Rafael Nadal at the Court Philippe Chatterjee on Friday when his ankle splintered as he tried to return. ۔ When he tried to play the shot, Zverev screamed angrily and immediately fell to the ground, apparently moaning in pain. He was then taken out of court in a wheelchair. He later returned to shake hands with the umpire, hug Rafael Nadal and say goodbye to the crowd.
The mob stood up and greeted the German as he waved to them.
Watch: Alexander Zverev pays tribute to Rafael Nadal after withdrawing from French Open semifinals
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Nadal was leading 7-6 (10/8), 6-6 when Zverev was injured.
The Spaniard reached the final of his 14th French Open, winning 13 of the games played earlier this year, as he pursued his 22nd Grand Slam title, extending the record.
Nadal said after the match, “It’s very difficult and very sad for him. He was playing an incredible tournament and he is a very good teammate on this tour.”
“I know how hard he is fighting to win the Grand Slam. For the moment, he was very unlucky. I am sure he will win more than one. I wish him well. Yes, “he added.
Although Nadal was happy to reach the final of the tournament, which he has dominated over the years, he was not happy with the conditions under which he got there.
“For me, reaching the Roland Garros final is a dream, no doubt about it, but at the same time, for it to end like this … I went there in a small room with Sasha and she cried. I saw the wind. That way – I wish him well, “said Nadal.
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