Alexander Zverev says he has 'not given up' on playing the US Open this season as he continues his work to recover from surgery.
Zverev rolled his ankle badly in the French Open semi-final against Rafael Nadal, with his foot getting stuck on the clay as he chased down a ball to his forehand side.
He immediately had to concede the match and scans revealed he had torn three ligaments in his foot as a result.
Last week he posted a video on social media of him walking without crutches, and he has now set himself a lofty goal to be be back for the US Open. If that doesn't work out, he wants to return for the Davis Cup in Hamburg in mid-September.
"I still haven't given up on the US Open, and, of course, I want to be part of the Davis Cup for myself," said Zverev.
"That's a goal because my brother and I are also involved with the organization that helped bring the Davis Cup to Hamburg."
Alexander Zverev is probably going through the first lengthy injury absence of his career right now, so it remains to be seen how he ultimately returns from it.
He, though, says he is relishing the chance to learn and he is confident he can come back stronger.
"It's not difficult at all, I'm also looking forward to this work a bit, it's something completely new," said Zverev.
"It's clear that I'd rather play the tournament in Hamburg or train on the tennis court, but it's the way it is now. You have to go through it; everyone has their own way and you have to go it.
"That's part of what I have to do now, and maybe next year I'll come back even stronger."
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