Damir Dzumhur hopes to return to action at Antalya Open

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Damir Dzumhur hopes to return to action at Antalya Open

Bosnian tennis star Damir Dzumhur hopes to be back to competitive action at the Antalya Open next week. The 27-year-old picked up a shoulder during his French Open doubles first round clash. The Bosnian's whole grass season was in jeopardy as the first prognosis were that his injury would require four to six week to heal, or even longer.

It appeared to be a major setback for Dzumhur, whose plan was to play in each week of the grass season. The Bosnian was forced to withdraw from 's-Hertogenbosch and Halle but luckily his whole grass season isn't lost.

"I hope that I will be ready for Antalya and Wimbledon. The first prognosis were that I would surely miss Wimbledon or maybe be out for even longer," Dzumhur said, per Bljesak.info. Three-time ATP champion Dzumhur also added that his doctors are positively surprised by how fast he has been recovering from the injury.

Dzumhur had a dream Antalya debut last year as he won it all after beating Adrian Mannarino in the final. Dzumhur, a former world No. 23, has fallen to No. 62 as he could face further ranking drop if he doesn't defend his Antalya title.