(ANSA) – MONACO, 11 AUG – Alexander Zverev, who returned to training five days ago after a serious injury in the semifinals at Roland-Garros, today seemed pessimistic about a possible participation in the US Open (29 August-11 September).
“Obviously I will still try to be there, even if it will be a very, very short presence”, explained the number 2 of the world during a press conference organized in Hamburg. At the latest, Zverev hopes to return to the field for the Davis Cup group stage in his hometown of Hamburg from 13-18 September, against France (14), Belgium (16) and Australia (18).
In the Roland-Garros semi-finals on June 3, the 25-year-old German was forced to retire before the start of the second set against Rafael Nadal. On a support, Zverev’s right ankle had completely turned and the player had left the pitch in a wheelchair. The medical examinations had then highlighted the tear of the three external ligaments of the right ankle, an injury that required an intervention and a long rehabilitation. (HANDLE).