Alexander Zverev has withdrawn from next week’s grass court ATP tournament in Halle, Germany, after an severe ankle injury sustained at the French Open.

“Of course we would have liked to have seen him play in Halle but now it is important that he gets well again soon,” tournament director Ralf Weber said on Monday.

World No.3 Zverev was a runner-up in Halle 2016 and 2017 and also reached two doubles finals there.

But he suffered the severe injury when he rolled his ankle during Friday’s French Open quarter-final against Rafael Nadal who went on to win the Paris grand slam a record-extending 14th time.

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Zverev has said that several ligaments are torn but further medical examinations are planned.

It is not known how long he will be sidelined.