Zverev won a gold medal in the men's singles event, which has managed to elude those two superstars in an individual capacity.
Rafael Nadal and Zverev were in an intriguingly poised semifinal match at the French Open when Zverev slipped and broke his ankle moments before the second-set tiebreaker.
Alexander Zverev underwent a surgery on torn ligaments in his right ankle following the incident in the Roland Garros semifinals.
While the German overcame a tough test against Carlos Alcaraz, Nadal got the better of top seed and world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in the quarter-final.
The German won the tie 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (9-7) in three hours and eight minutes of adrenaline fueled tennis.
The King of Clay advanced to the quarter-final where he will face world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, who beat Diego Schwartzman in straight-sets.
Jannik Sinner defeated American Mackenzie McDonald despite leg injury. Andrey Rublev won against Christian Garin in four sets.
During the post match press conference, the German discussed the importance of social media on a tennis player's career.
At Roland-Garros, the world No. 154 defeated Russian Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) and will now face Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.
The Norwegian Ruud came out as the victor after what was a thrilling contest that saw a brilliant tie-break in the very first set.