French Open: Rafael Nadal gets a walkover into Roland Garros final, Zverev says bye on crutches

Zverev was back on court on crutches to say goodbye to the tournament and the crowd following his withdrawal due to injury.


13 times French Open champion gets a walkover following Alexander Zverev’s ankle injury. The German suffered a major pain as he rolled his ankle at the end of the second set. The No. 3 ATP player was seen crying and screaming in pain while he was forced to leave the court with no hope of his return. It was expected that it would be a withdrawal as the player was seen groaning in so much pain due to the injury.

Zverev was back on the clay court to say bye to the tournament and the crowd was on crutches as he left the Grand Slam with the hope to be recovered for the Grass season. Following the walkover, Nadal reaches the final of the French Open for the 14th time in Paris, France with a score of 7-6(8), 6-6.

The German professional had outlasted Carlos Alcaraz in the quarterfinals, the tournament favourite to set a match against Nadal while on the other hand, Nadal with a major upset to Djokovic, beat him in four sets in an intense four + hours match. Nadal awaits the winner between Marin Cilic and Casper Ruud in the final for the battle of title.