Dustin Brown back to training and optimistic for a weekend return
Dustin Brown did a light tennis training on Tuesday, two days after withdrawing from his encounter with David Goffin because of a right ankle injury. The Artist is still questionable to play next weekend at Ultimate Tennis Showdown, but is confident.
- 30 Jun 2020
- 30 Jun 2020
Dustin Brown could make his UTS comeback as soon as next weekend. The Artist withdrew from his Sunday’s match against David Goffin due to a right ankle injury and was replaced by Elliot Benchetrit, who lost 3-1 to The Wall.
But Brown was back at training at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy on Tuesday. The German did a 45-minute session, during which he even removed the strap he wore to protect his right foot.
Brown: “What I’ve done in training is obviously a huge step forward”
The day before, the ATP no 239 got an MRI that showed no structural damage to his right ankle.
“I feel the difference since yesterday (Monday). I worked with my physiotherapist and my fitness coach. What I’ve done in training is obviously a huge step forward. I already feel better.”
Brown is still looking for his first UTS win, after 5 matches in the competition. He lost to Matteo Berrettini (1-3), Benoît Paire (1-3), Stefanos Tsitsipas (1-3), Richard Gasquet (0-4) and Corentin Moutet (0-4). The Artist is therefore last in the UTS standings. Even if he has no chance to advance to the Final Four, he wants to return for Week 4.