Skip to main content

Alexander Zverev 'doing very well' as brother Mischa delivers positive injury update

Alexander Zverev roar at French Open

Mischa Zverev has issued an injury update on brother Alexander Zverev as the German embarks on his recovery from surgery.

Zverev was engaged in a three hour, 15 minute battle with Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros when he badly rolled his ankle and was forced to concede the match.

The contest had been so ferocious that they had not even completed two sets by that point, with Zverev causing the kind of problems for Nadal that few have before on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

He has since had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle, and he could miss the rest of the season as a result.

However, Mischa Zverev reports the general prognosis is good and there are no real complications to the injury.

“The ligaments were damaged, but the syndesmosis ligament and the capsule are intact,” Mischa Zverev told Eurosport Germany.

“All the other joints and the cartilage are also fine. It is really only the ligaments that have suffered.

Scroll to Continue

Read More

"He is doing very well under the circumstances, he immediately had a smile on his face and we spoke on the phone several times”.

Alexander Zverev injuring ankle at Roland Garros

As for how to keep Alexander Zverev occupied during his injury layoff, Mischa has some ideas.

“Sascha said: ‘Come over, I’m bored, let’s play PlayStation,'” Mischa revealed.

“He gave me a Lego package with 9,000 pieces for the birth of my second son. I think I’ll give it back to him, because now he has enough time to build the Colosseum."

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?