French Open: Rafael Nadal through after Alexander Zverev’s injury

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Rafael Nadal has reached the French Open final after his opponent Alexander Zverev was taken off court in a wheelchair following a nasty fall.

Third seed Zverev screamed in pain when he went down on the baseline stretching for a ball on the final point of the 12th game of the second set.

A concerned Nadal went round to check on his opponent as a medic raced on to court to help the German.

Nadal was leading 7-6 (10-8) 6-6 when the incident happened.

After a short break, Zverev returned to court on crutches and was given a warm hug by Nadal before the crowd rose in a standing ovation.

Speakinng to journalists after the game, Nadal said,

“It is very tough and I feel very sad for him.”

“He was playing an unbelievable tournament. I know how much he is fighting for a Grand Slam – he will win more than one. I wish him all the very best.

“It is difficult to say a lot of things in this situation. For me to be in the final of Roland Garros is a dream but at the same time to finish that way is not nice.

“I was in a small room with Sascha and to see him crying was a tough moment.”

Meanwhile, the abrupt ending left Nadal waiting for the winner of Casper Ruud and Marin Cilic for Sunday’s final.



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