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Alexander Zverev posts injury update as he battles to be fit for Wimbledon

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Alexander Zverev has issued an injury update following Roland Garros, and it appears to all but rule him out of Wimbledon.

Zverev was embroiled in an epic semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal when he rolled his ankle whilst chasing down a forehand from the Spaniard.

He immediately went over whilst screaming in pain before leaving the court in a wheelchair. He shortly returned on crutches to concede the match.

Speaking after the match, which had not even completed the second set despite the players fighting it out for more than three hours, Zverev described the injury as 'very serious'.

He has now offered more details, and it's not looking good for his chances of making Wimbledon.

"I am now on my way back home," Zverev said in a video on Instagram. "Based on the first medical checks, it looks like I have torn several lateral ligaments in my right foot.

Alexander Zverev injuring ankle at Roland Garros

"I will be flying to Germany on Monday to make further examinations and to determine the best and quickest way for me to recover.

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"I want to thank everyone all over the world for the kind messages that I have received. Your support means a lot to me right now!

"And many thanks to my friends from goodwill private aviation for taking such good care of me in the given circumstances.

"I will try to keep you updated as much as possible on further developments. See you next time Roland Garros."

Torn ligaments in the foot usually take between four weeks and four months to heal depending on severity.

With Wimbledon starting in just three weeks time, that looks like a major issue for for the German.

Alexander Zverev would have been almost certain to be the top seed for Wimbledon this year with Daniil Medvedev banned along with the other players from Russia and Belarus.

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