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DJOKO: BONE Bruise, Out Till 2018

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Post by Graveller » Jul Wed 26, 2017 7:44 am

Update: Apparently he ended his 2017 season; won't play anymore this year.

Good move: if you have an injury that bothers you for more than a year, then the wise thing is to give it all the time it needs to heal.

He goes for the Federer-approach who did the same (with great results in the end).
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 26, 2017 8:12 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Graveller</b>:</font>
 
RG'16 sealed his fate with this injury. It was worth the price I would say.

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Post by Graveller » Jul Wed 26, 2017 9:11 am

As things are going now, Federer could be the last one of the Big4 to retire :-)
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Wed 26, 2017 9:17 am

Djokovic's wozniacki type of grinding game was gonna catch up with him soon or later.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 26, 2017 9:19 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
I feel Thiem is likewise vulnerable.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 26, 2017 9:20 am

Plus, it doesn't help when you're practically all bones.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jul Wed 26, 2017 9:43 am

Had Federer retired last year, who would be winning slams? Kyrgio?

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 26, 2017 9:58 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
USO17 could be ripe for a breakthrough, perhaps Zverev. Unfortunately, I think the most likely scenario is Rojay winning #20, Rafa's determination to expel his W16 demons notwithstanding.

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Post by Graveller » Jul Wed 26, 2017 10:19 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Grossefavourite</b>:</font>
 
Roger needed some more slams from stopping Nadal to catch his # slams...

His record looks safe now...
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Wed 26, 2017 10:47 am

"This is one of those injuries where nothing can really help instantly. You just have to allow natural rehabilitation to take its course," Djokovic said. "Professionally, this is not, obviously, an easy decision for me."

"The remarkable series has come to an end," Djokovic said. "My body has its limits, and I have to respect that and be grateful for all that I have achieved so far."

He acknowledged Wednesday that he "felt worn out" and "flat" after the run of success that culminated at Roland Garros in 2016.

"I was searching for myself, for motivation," he said.

"All the doctors I've consulted, and all the specialists I have visited, in Serbia and all over the world, have agreed that this injury requires rest. A prolonged break from the sport is inevitable," Djokovic said. "I'll do whatever it takes to recover."

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Post by Grossefavourite » Jul Thu 27, 2017 10:47 am

World's best player hitting against a wall? I didn't know this even happens.

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/07/ ... ram/68026/

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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Fri 04, 2017 1:03 pm

Stan out till 2018 too.

http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/08/ ... nis/68299/

Stan Wawrinka, the reigning U.S. Open champion, will undergo knee surgery and miss the rest of the 2017 season.

The world No. 4 made the unfortunate announcement on Facebook on Friday.

"I am sad to announce that after talking with my team and doctor I had to make a difficult decision to undergo a medical intervention on my knee," he wrote. "This was the only solution to make sure I will be able to compete at the top level for many more years.

"This is obviously extremely disappointing, but I’m already looking ahead and planning my recovery. I love this sport and I will work hard to get back to my top level and play many more years. I also want to take this opportunity to thank my fans for sending plenty of messages of support during the last couple of days. I will see you all in 2018!"

On Wednesday, the three-time Grand Slam champion announced that he would miss the upcoming hard-court Masters events in Montreal and Cincinnati.

The news comes a little over a week after Novak Djokovic, who Wawrinka defeated in last year's U.S. Open final, revealed that his injured right elbow would force him to sit out until 2018.

Wawrinka, 32, finishes his abbreviated season with a 26-11 record and one title, the 250-level Geneva Open, which he won in May. He reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and the final in Indian Wells—losing to countryman Roger Federer both times—and, most recently, the final at Roland Garros, where he lost in straight sets to Rafael Nadal.

He ended his season on a three-match losing streak, falling to Feliciano Lopez in London in his first match after the French Open and then dropping his Wimbledon opener to Daniil Medvedev.

World No. 59 Florian Mayer will replace Wawrinka in the U.S. Open main draw.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Fri 04, 2017 1:06 pm

Andy Murray joined Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic on the Coupe Rogers sidelines on Thursday when he announced that he would not play Montreal next week.

The Scot, who has won the tournament three times—in 2009, 2010 and 2015—will miss the event for a second consecutive year as he continues to recover from a hip injury.

The Masters 1000 event begins on Monday.

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Post by Grossefavourite » Aug Wed 09, 2017 1:36 pm

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has pulled out of next week's Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati because of an ongoing hip injury.

The top-ranked Murray has not played since his Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Sam Querrey on July 12.

Murray said in a post on his Facebook page Wednesday that he is working hard to be fit for the U.S. Open, which starts on Aug. 28.

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