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.
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.