Very bitter! The German tennis star Alexander Zverev has to give up due to injury in the semifinals of the French Open. His opponent Rafael Nadal finds emotional and understanding words, other celebrities and fans also express their sympathy to “Sascha”. The first reactions.

Alexander Zverev’s bad luck with injuries shakes the sports world. In a great match against tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, the 25-year-old twisted his ankle so badly that he had to give up. The first reactions.

Alexander Zverev’s brother, Mischa Zverev, was emotional: “It’s so undeserved. Anything can happen, but something like that is just undeserved,” he said, shocked as a TV expert at Eurosport. “If you’re injured like Sascha is now, a piece of your life will be taken away from you for a while because you can’t run, you can’t go to the tennis court.”

His opponent Rafael Nadal couldn’t really be happy about reaching the final in the winner’s interview. The Spaniard, admired by fans for his extreme fairness, was shocked by Zverev’s injury-related exit: “I can’t say much. Sure, it’s a dream. But getting into the final like that isn’t nice,” he said. “I saw him crying in the dressing room. This is a tough moment.”

Ex-soccer professional Bastian Schweinsteiger also commented on the bitter end: “Get well soon Alex Zverev,” tweeted the DFB star’s recovery wishes. “A cruel end to a sensational semi-final and a great tournament!”

Comedian Oliver Pocher was present in the stadium himself. He posted a short clip from the audience. You can see Alexander Zverev limping on crutches, who is honored with a standing ovation. The words: “What a piece of shit…. Unfortunately, an epic semi-final ends so dramatically with an injury to Sascha Zverev…”