French Open: Alexander Zverev injured in semi final against Rafa

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Alexander Zverev appeared to have twisted his ankle while trying to attempt a return against Rafael Nadal in the second set of the ongoing French Open 2022 semi-final at Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris.

Earlier, Rafael Nadal took the first set 7-6 (10-8) against Alexander Zverev. Earlier, Nadal came back from 2-4 down to take the first set 7-6 (10-8) after the tie breaker. However, Nadal broke back Zverev before the first went into a tie-break.

Both players cancelled out each other in the tie-break but it was Nadal who eventually went 1-0 up. 13-time champion Nadal would look to take the momentum from his quarterfinal match where he defeated the world number one Novak Djokovic.

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Nadal, who is celebrating his 36th birthday today, will look to clinch a record-extending 14th title at Roland Garros. Zverev, on the other hand, was beaten at the same stage last season. The 25-year-old had defeated Carlos Alcaraz Garfia in the previous round, and will look to reach just his second slam final. Later today, eight-seed Casper Ruud will take on Marin Cilic in the other semi final.