Berlin | Zverev undergoes surgery

Alexander Zverev revealed yesterday that he has undergone surgery to repair the damage to his right ankle which he suffered during his semi-final match with Rafa Nadal at the French Open last Friday.

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. My rehab starts now and I’ll do everything to come back stronger than ever Alexander Zverev

He had already told fans that he had torn ligaments and surgery was the best course of action for his swift return to the tour later in the season, vowing he will ‘come back stronger than ever’!

The German, who is not expected to return for Wimbledon which starts on June 27, is due to rise to No.2 in the world rankings next week and hopes to be fit enough to play the US Open where he reached the last four two years ago.

Writing on Instagram. Zverev said:

“We all have our own journey in life.This is part of mine. Next week I’ll reach a career high ranking of number 2 in the world, but this morning I had to undergo surgery. After further examination in Germany, we received confirmation that all three of the lateral ligaments in my right ankle were torn. 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. My rehab starts now and I’ll do everything to come back stronger than ever!

“I am continuing to receive so many messages and would like to thank everyone once again for supporting me during such a difficult time”






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