Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery for ankle injury

Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery for ankle injury that ended his French Open campaign

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Alexander Zverev undergoes surgery for ankle injury

Alexander Zverev has undergone surgery for the ankle injury that ended his French Open campaign.

The World No 3 was trailing 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 against Rafael Nadal in the semi-final when he rolled his ankle and fell onto the floor in pain.

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The German was taken off court in a wheelchair.

On Instagram, Zverez said “surgery was the best choice” in order for him to return to action as soon as possible.

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“We all have our own journey in life. This is part of mine,” he wrote.

“Next week I’ll reach a career high ranking of number 2 in the world, but this morning I had to undergo surgery.

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“After further examination in Germany, we received confirmation that all three of the lateral ligaments in my right ankle were torn.

His brother Mischa told German newspaper Bild that Wimbledon is “out of the question” for the 25-year-old.

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“To return to competition as quickly as possible, to ensure all the ligaments heal properly, and to reclaim full stability in my ankle, surgery was the best choice,” Sascha Zverev added.

“My rehab starts now and I’ll do everything to come back stronger than ever!”

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Nadal went on to win the French Open for a record-extending 14th time.

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