Alexander Zverev, who suffered a horrific ankle injury in the French Open semifinals, will be out of action for 5-6 months. Zverev left the court on crutches and said at the time that the injury was very serious.
Zverev tore the ligaments in his ankle and a full recovery will take months. He has a lot of points to defend in the coming months and his ranking is likely to drop if he is out for several months.
Zverev’s brother Mischa, who was in the commentary box when the injury happened, said that his brother will try to follow the steps that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal took when they return from injuries and not rush it.
His play has to be right, because Sascha definitely doesn’t want to come back and not play well. Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer are the best examples. They come back and win Grand Slam tournaments – and that’s what Sascha wants to do. That means he will do everything to come back at 100 percent and to be as strong as ever before.
Alexander Zverev is certain to miss Wimbledon. Daniil Medvedev, who is from Russia, will also not be at the tournament after its decided to ban Russian and Belarussian players. Rafael Nadal, who is struggling with a foot injury, may also skip Wimbledon.