Davis Cup: Alexander Zverev out of the Germany team with 'extreme pain'

Alexander Zverev had left the court at Roland Garros in a wheelchair and subsequently underwent surgery to repair three torn ligaments in his right ankle.

Agence France-Presse September 12, 2022 20:55:28 IST
Davis Cup: Alexander Zverev out of the Germany team with 'extreme pain'

Alexander Zverev was injured at the Roland Garros during his match against Rafael Nadal. AFP

Munich: Alexander Zverev will not feature for Germany in this week’s Davis Cup group stage in Hamburg after experiencing “extreme pain” and is unlikely to play again this year, he said Monday.

Zverev has been sidelined since tearing ankle ligaments during his semi-final against Rafael Nadal at the French Open in June.

He left the court at Roland Garros in a wheelchair and subsequently underwent surgery to repair three torn ligaments in his right ankle.

The 25-year-old had been named in Germany’s squad last month after missing Wimbledon but suffered a setback in his recovery.

“I guess I did too much and now I’m in extreme pain,” explained Zverev, who said that even walking was causing him discomfort.

“I need to be sensible, otherwise it could be dangerous for the future.”

Zverev dropped from second to fifth in the latest ATP rankings published Monday after the US Open, which he was also forced to sit out.

He has been diagnosed with a build-up of fluid in his ankle, exposing him to the risk of a fracture.

“We’re talking about weeks, and in all likelihood months” before a return to competition, said a despondent Zverev.

His focus could shift to regaining full fitness for the Australian Open in January.

Germany begin their Group B campaign against France on Wednesday. They face Belgium on Friday and play Australia on Sunday. The top two nations will advance to November’s knockout phase.

Read all the Latest News, Trending News, Cricket News, Bollywood News, India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Updated Date:

also read

Watch: Roger Federer reveals hilarious story of him being denied entry into Wimbledon
Football

Watch: Roger Federer reveals hilarious story of him being denied entry into Wimbledon

Roger Federer was recently not allowed entry into Wimbledon as he did not have a membership card.

Hopman Cup to return in Nice, France for 2023 season
Tennis

Hopman Cup to return in Nice, France for 2023 season

Six teams will compete in the 2023 and 2024 editions, before expanding to eight teams from 2025 onwards.

Davis Cup: Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov star as Canada clinch first title by beating Australia
Tennis

Davis Cup: Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov star as Canada clinch first title by beating Australia

Canada won their first Davis Cup title by beating Australia 2-0 in Malaga.