Hollywood star Sienna Miller was distraught as she sat just metres away from a horrible development at the French Open.
Actress Sienna Miller was left in shock after seeing Alexander Zverev suffer a horror ankle injury during his French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal on Saturday (AEST).
The Hollywood star, 40, was visibly distressed by the incident — as she sat just metres away from the world No. 3.
Cameras caught Miller putting her hand to her face as Zverev was forced to retire from the match.
She was joined courtside by model boyfriend Oli Green, who appeared equally upset for the German star.
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In a physically draining match, which had stretched for more than three hours, Zverev twisted his right ankle while trying to retrieve a ball in the 12th game of the second set.
He fell to the floor and screamed out in agony, his shouts of pain heard all over Court Philippe-Chatrier.
Zverev was helped to his feet then left the court in a wheelchair and received a medical time-out to treat the injury.
About five minutes later he returned to the court on crutches to shake the umpire’s hand and the match was officially over.
It had been a topsy-turvy match and the first set, which was won by Nadal in a tiebreak, lasted an incredible 98 minutes. The Spaniard, who turned 36 on Friday, saved four set points and somehow took a one-set lead despite being well below his best and looking like he was really struggling.
After the match, Nadal said: “It was very tough, very sad for him. He has been playing unbelievable tournament. He is a very good colleague on the Tour. I know how much he is fighting to win a grand slam but for the moment he was very unlucky.
“I am sure he will win not one but more than that. I wish him all the bets and a fast recovery.
“It was a super tough match, over three hours long and we didn’t finish the second set.
“He is one of the biggest challenge on the Tour when he plays at this super high level.
“Of course, everybody knows to be in this final one more time means a dream no doubt.
“At the same time, to finish that way, I have been there in the small room with him. We came back on court. To see him crying is a very tough moment. All the best to him and his team.”
Nadal will meet Casper Ruud in Sunday’s final.
This article first appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission