Alexander Zverev says injury suffered against Rafael Nadal is ‘very serious’

The world number three’s participation at Wimbledon this month will now be in major doubt after he rolled his ankle at the end of the second set.

"Looks like I have a very serious injury, but the medical team and the doctors are still checking on it and we'll keep you updated, we'll let you know as soon as we know more."

"It was a very  like a very serious injury but thedifficult moment on the court. It looks medical team are still checking it and I will keep you updated," said Zverev.

Alexander Zverev said he suffered a "very serious injury" when he damaged his ankle and was forced to retire from his French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal

Nadal was 7-6 (10/8), 6-6 ahead when Zverev injured his right ankle and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair before retiring from the match.

Alexander Zverev backed Rafael Nadal to go on and win a 14th French Open title after revealing concerns that the ankle injury which forced him to withdraw from Friday’s semi-final against the Spaniard is “very serious”.

Zverev had to be pushed off the Philippe Chatrier court on a wheelchair after twisting his ankle late in the second set as he trailed 7-6(8) 6-6 in his meeting with the 21-time Grand Slam champion.