Tennis: 284 days after his fall, Zverev is recovering

The German, former world No. 2, is gradually regaining his level after tearing the ligaments in his right ankle against Nadal at Roland-Garros. This Tuesday, he offers himself an absolute test against Medvedev.

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LTime flies, and yet the image of Sascha Zverev twisting his ankle in a semi-final, at loggerheads (the score was 7-6, 6-6), against Rafael Nadal at Roland-Garros, is still alive.

With torn right ankle ligaments, the Hamburg player left Court Philippe Chatrier in a wheelchair. The incident goes back more than nine months (284 days exactly), and the German, operated on in stride, has still not regained the amplitude of a tennis which brought him to 2nd in the world, precisely after this accursed Roland-Garros. But little by little, Zverev is rebuilding his nest. After a still very hesitant start to the season (beaten in the second round of the Australian Open by Michael Mmoh, 107th), he found a taste for success.

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