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Pain in Alexander Zverev's face. In the end, the German moved on to the next round. © APA/afp / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC

After a moment of shock: Zverev in the Wimbledon round of 16

Despite a moment of shock, French Open finalist Alexander Zverev has advanced to the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

The German tennis hopeful fell in his third round match against the Briton Cameron Norrie, but still won comfortably 6:4, 6:4, 7:6 (17:15). The German number one thus survived the third of a maximum of seven tests at the most important grass tournament in the world.

After winning the first set with ease, Zverev had to deal with a shock at the beginning of the second set. With the score at 2:2, he slipped on the grass, overstretched his leg and remained lying on the ground with a face contorted in pain.

Brief moment of shock: Zverev on the ground. © ANSA / ADAM VAUGHAN

For just a split second, memories of his serious foot injury from the 2022 French Open semifinal against Spaniard Rafael Nadal were awakened. This time, Zverev held his left knee. Although a physiotherapist came onto the court, Zverev even waived a medical timeout and continued playing shortly afterwards.

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