Rafael Nadal Into 14th French Open Final After Alexander Zverev Quits With Horror Injury

Rafael Nadal Into 14th French Open Final After Alexander Zverev Quits With Horror Injury

Rafael Nadal reached the final of the 14th French Open when Alexander Xavier was ruled out due to injury.AFP

Rafael Nadal reached the final of his 14th French Open on Friday when Alexander Xavier was forced out of the semi-finals due to a serious injury to his right ankle. Xavier had to get off the court in a wheelchair after trailing 7-6 (10/8), 6-6 after an ankle after more than three hours of play. After screaming in agony, Zverev was brought to court by medical experts with tears in his eyes. Minutes later, the 25-year-old returned to the court on crutches and accepted 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,” Nadal said.

“I know he’s struggling to win a Grand Slam. For that moment, he was very unlucky. I’m sure he will win more than one. I wish him well. I am

“It was a very difficult match. More than three hours and we did not finish the second set. This is the biggest challenge on the tour when he is playing like today.”

He added: “For me, reaching the Roland Garros final is a dream, no doubt, but at the same time, to end it like this … I stayed there in a small room with Sasha. And see her cry like that – I wish her well. “

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Nadal, following his 22nd Grand Slam title record, will play Marin Silk or Caspar Road in Sunday’s final.

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