ultimate to face Casper Ruud after Alexander Zverev retires with ankle injury

Rafael Nadal was once locked in a tight, compelling and prolonged French Open semifinal Friday when his opponent

third-seeded Alexander Zverev, ran to to chase a shot and twisted his proper ankle.

Zverev crumpled to the ground, wailing in ache and clutching at his decrease leg.

His black outfit, palms and legs caked with rust-colored clay, Zverev was once helped up by using a trainer

then taken away from the courtroom in a wheelchair.

 Minutes later, after Nadal noticed him crying in a small room in the stadium,

Zverev got here returned out onto Court Philippe Chatrier on crutches, his proper shoe removed, 

and conceded the match, unable to continue.