Zverev fights through finger injury and painkillers to reach Rome Open final

Saturday, 18 May 2024 at 10:10
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Germany’s tennis star Alexander Zverev has revealed that he is taking painkillers to play with a finger injury in the ongoing Rome Open. The 27-year-old booked his place in the final of the mega-event after beating Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo in the last-four clash with a score of 1-6, 7-6, 6-2 on Saturday.
Talking after the match, Zverev, who is now set to face Chile's Nicolas Jarry in the final of the competition, revealed that he played the later stages of the competition with a finger injury and took painkillers to continue taking part in the mega-event. He also provided good news to his fans, stating that he also had an X-ray, which confirmed that there was no fracture in his finger.
"Yeah, my finger's pretty big,” he said. “I think I tore a capsule, from what I understood. The one here. Don't ask me. I tore something. I don't know what it is. But I didn't break any bones, which is good. I did the X-ray yesterday. Yeah, my bones are fine. That's why I could play today. I managed the pain with pain killers, all of that. The finger is still very, very big. It was manageable. Obviously I'm happy that I could manage today."

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