Rafael Nadal has reached the Grand Slam final in Paris France for the 14th after receiving a walkover by Alexander Zverev.
When the German rolled his ankle at the end of the second set, he was seen in a lot of pain. The No. 3 ATP player was seen crying and shouting in anguish as he was escorted off the court with no chance of returning. The athlete was observed groaning in pain due to the injury, therefore it was believed that he would withdraw.
Zverev returned to the clay court to bid farewell to the event, and the fans cheered as he walked away from the Grand Slam on crutches, hoping to be ready for the grass season. Nadal following his advancement to the final of the French Open with a walkover awaits Casper Ruud for his 14th title in Paris, France.
The 21-times Grand Slam champion got emotional seeing Zverev groaning in pain and leaving the court injured. He sent a positive message to the Germans and wished the best for him and his recovery. Nadal, in a post-match interview with Tennis TV, said, “Very sad for him. He was playing an unbelievable tournament.” He further said that he is aware of Zverev’s hard work to win a Grand Slam. “He is going to win not one, much more than one.” The Spaniard then wished luck and a fast recovery.
Meanwhile, Nadal has also decided to rest after the final and skip the upcoming Grand Slam Wimbledon to take care of his foot.