After not fully recovering from
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After not fully recovering from an ankle ailment in time, Alexander Zverev withdraws from the US Open in 2022.

After not fully recovering

Alexander Zverev officially withdrew from the 2022 US Open on Monday, August 22, after suffering an ankle injury during his semifinal match at Roland Garros.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • World No. 2 Zverev officially withdrew from US Open on Monday
  • Zverev suffered an ankle injury at Roland Garros 2022
  • Zverev finished runner-up at US Open in 2020

As a result of not being able to fully recover from an ankle ailment in time for the season’s final Grand Slam event, Alexander Zverev withdrew from the US Open 2022 on Monday. The terrible injury to the World No. 2 occurred during the French Open semifinal match against Rafael Nadal, and she has been sidelined since then.

The 25-year-old German formally withdrew from the competition on Monday due to a persistent ankle issue, according to a statement from the US Open.

While chasing a ball during his semifinal match against eventual champion Nadal at Roland Garros, Zverev hurt his ankle. The German singer, who was leaving the court in a wheelchair, was in tears. Later, he underwent surgery to repair three ruptured lateral ankle ligaments.

Due to an ankle ailment, Zverev missed Wimbledon 2022 earlier this year. Before this injury pushed Zverev out of Wimbledon as well, he had participated in 27 straight Grand Slam main draws since his debut in 2015. He has participated in seven consecutive US Open main draws and, in addition to coming in second place behind Dominic Thiem in 2020, had also advanced to the semifinals the previous year.

To replace Zverev, American Stefan Kozlov enters the main draw. The 24-year-old Floridian, who has lost in qualifying six times, will make his US Open main draw debut.

Numerous famous athletes won’t be competing in the US Open, and Roger Federer will also be absent due to his ongoing knee issue. Due to his lack of immunizations, 21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic is also unlikely to compete in the US Open.

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