Alexander Zverev’s Australian Open hopes were handed a major blow on Monday as he suffered a hamstring injury.
The German was forced to withdraw from the World Tennis Challenge – an exhibition event in Adelaide – where he was due to face off against fellow Next Gen ace Borna Coric.
However, it was confirmed that the 22-year-old world No. 4 would not be able to compete, with Spain’s Fernando Verdasco stepping in to replace him.
‘We are sad that Zverev has withdrawn from the World Tennis Challenge,’ World Tennis Challenge general manager David Hearne said. Read more