A twist is enough, Alexander Zverev has to give up injured at the French Open. He loses the semifinals against Rafael Nadal. Towards the end of the second set, after three hours of play, the tennis Olympic champion is out.
Olympic champion Alexander Zverev dramatically missed the final at the French Open. The 25-year-old world number three from Hamburg had to give up in the semifinals on Friday against the Spanish Grand Slam record champion Rafael Nadal with a score of 6: 7 (8:10), 6: 6 after he twisted his ankle in an extremely painful manner. Zverev was wheeled off the pitch in a wheelchair and said goodbye on crutches.
Zverev, who also reached the semi-finals in Paris last year, is still waiting for the second final of his career in a major tournament. So far he has only managed to do this at the US Open 2020, where he narrowly missed the title.
Record winner Nadal, on the other hand, is aiming for his 14th title in Roland Garros. In the final on Sunday (3 p.m. Eurosport) he will meet Norwegian Casper Ruud or Marin Cilic from Croatia as favorites.