Rafael Nadal reached the final of the French Open among men after Alexander Zverev retired due to injury

After losing the first set 7-6 (8) in a tiebreak, Zverev was leading 6-5 in the second set of the semi-final match when the German twisted his ankle while trying to land a right hand. Zverev immediately fell down and screamed in agony, clutching his right ankle in the process.

The 25-year-old had to be wheeled off the court in a wheelchair before returning on crutches to address the crowd. The audience gave Zverev a standing ovation as he shook hands with the judge in the chair and hugged Nadal.

As a result of the injury, Nadal won and continues to fight for the 14th Roland Garros title and a record 22nd Grand Slam title. On Sunday, he will face Norway’s Kasper Ruud, who defeated Croat Marin Cilic in the semi-finals 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to reach his first career Grand Slam final.

During that semi-final, things got weird.

In the middle of the third set, court spectator Philippe Chatrier rushed to the court and seemed to have tied herself to the net.

The protester was peacefully kneeling and wearing a white shirt with black ink writing on the front and back. Both players were taken off the court, and the man was removed by security.

The match was suspended for approximately 10 minutes.