Alexander Zverev is one of the most talented youngsters in the tennis fraternity.
He is currently ranked number 3 in the ATP rankings and would surely be aspiring to win a Grand Slam title in the near future. His supporters may well go ahead and say that his best chances of winning the Grand Slam might have been in the French Open.
However, he was forced to retire after a freak incident that made him injure his ankle while playing the match against the winner of the 2022 Rolland Garros, Rafael Nadal.
Alexander Zverev was clearly in pain and the injury seemed to be serious as he was taken out of the court in a wheelchair. However, after some time he came back on crutches to wave to the crowd and he hugged Rafael Nadal as a sign of sportsmanship. He was cheered by the audience rather loudly.
Among all of these, there have been reports coming out that Zverev may miss the Wimbledon in a bid to completely recover for the US Open which is supposed to start in the last week of August.
These reports have not been confirmed and we will have to wait for the official statement from Zverev which would outline his plans.
Which other tennis stars are going to miss the Wimbledon alongside Alexander Zverev?
The major blow suffered by Wimbledon was for the ATP and WTA to strip it of any ranking points. This caused a lot of players to back out from the tournament.
According to Lequipe info Zverev out for 6-8 weeks. No Wimbledon. Plan is to Comeback before US Open.
I cant add anything, atm. No Info. https://t.co/MgR5h0BGb2
— Jannik Schneider (@schnejan) June 6, 2022
Naomi Osaka even went ahead in saying that Wimbledon would feel just like an exhibition match. Alongside Zverev, there have been unconfirmed reports coming out that the recently crowned winner of the French Open, Nadal may also be skipping the Wimbledon owing to his chronic foot injury issues.
Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Roger Federer have already confirmed that they will not be appearing in the tournament.
However, it is too early to comment on the authenticity of such reports, all we can do is wait until the players such as Alexander Zverev or Nadal release a statement to confirm their absence from the tournament.