Alexander Zverev has been having a tough time missing out of action since his ankle injury in the semi-final match against Rafael Nadal at the French Open. During the second set, he twisted his ankle and fell down on the court. He was in a lot of pain and had to be walked out of the court limping on crutches. Due to his injury, he had to miss out on playing at the 2022 Wimbledon Championship.
Zverev underwent surgery for a quick recovery that ruled him out for multiple weeks. This also clashed with the time when Zverev achieved a career-high ranking of No.2. but he hasn’t been able to play a single match after that. He was supposed to return at the US Open 2022 but he is likely to miss the hard-court swing as he is still recovering and might take a bit longer to be fit to play.
Alexander Zverev is hopeful to make his return to the court soon
Zverev recently launched his foundation “Alexander Zverev Foundation” which aims to help people dealing with diabetes, especially those who do not have access to the necessary care, and his foundation funds projects for affected children and youth. Zverev himself is diabetic and has been dealing with the disease for a long time.
Upon asking about his injury and time of return, the German star communicated an update regarding his injury and how are things looking for him as of now. He has been regularly giving updates regarding his improvements in his injury on his social media accounts and it seems his recovery seems to be going well. Currently, he is out of crutches and is slowly improving day by day. He said, “I was finally able to use my legs well, I was looking forward to this day.”
He further emphasized getting the right training and taking it up slowly without any hurry so that he is totally fit to get back to the court in full action. He further added, “I worked hard to be on the court again as soon as possible. But for now, it’s important to get the training right.“
Zverev will most likely return to the tour at the Davis Cup as this year, finals are going to be held in Hamburg, Germany. So, it will be an ideal situation for him to return in front of his home crowd.