Olympic gold medalist Zverev had to withdraw from the match because of a right ankle injury. The match ended in favor of Nadal with a score of 7-6 (10-8), 6-6.
On Twitter, Tendulkar posted a picture of Nadal talking and comforting the injured Zverev, writing: “Nadal’s humility and care is what makes him special.”
Nadal’s humility and caring is what makes him special. # RolandGarros https://t.co/t7ZE6wpi47
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1654276647000
At the end of the second set, Zverev uncomfortably twisted his ankle while reaching for the ball at the bottom line and fell screaming in pain. It got so bad that Zverev ended up leaving the court in a wheelchair.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, the victory sent Nadal into the final of the French Open for the 14th time.