"He's in a positive mood" - Mischa Zverev provides update on brother Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev is due to start rehab on his injured ankle next week, according to brother Mischa who spoke with Eurosport.

Zverev was playing arguably the best tennis of his life against Rafael Nadal in the French Open semi-finals on June 3, before being cruelly cut down by a fall which tore his ankle ligaments and caused his retirement from the match.

Despite that setback, Mischa revealed that his brother has been putting in a daily routine of "sleep, breakfast, training, lunch, training" as he tries to bounce back from that disappointment, with Zverev set to finally begin rehab on his ankle shortly, having had to keep it in a cast since the injury.

The younger Brother spoke with Bild since the injury saying:

"I won't be someone who plays the first second I'm ready. If I play the US Open, it's not for a round or two, but to win it. I won't come back until I'm in the shape I was in. I only remember three noises. Noises that sounded like something breaking in quick succession: crack, crack, crack, very quickly. Then I was in extreme pain, it was crazy. As if someone had shot my foot."

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