Ankle surgery forces Alexander Zverev to withdraw from the US Open.

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According to tournament organisers, world number two Alexander Zverev has withdrawn from the U.S. Open as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

After tearing ligaments in his right ankle during this year’s Roland Garros semifinal match against Rafa Nadal, the 25-year-old underwent surgery in June.

“The US Open no longer has Alexander Zverev as a competitor. Alex, get well soon! “In a brief statement, the organisers stated.

The German had previously stated that he anticipated returning from injury in time to compete for Germany in the Davis Cup in September, but added that there was a potential he may play at Flushing Meadows, where he reached the final in 2020, sooner.

The final Grand Slam of the year begins the following Monday.

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