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Fed risking of career-ending injury?

No, this is not some catchy title. This post was made at tennis week, over here.

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Whilst watching Fed play Hewitt on Wednesday Becker wondered whether or not Fed's huge forehand will cause him long term damage to his wrist. The "tornado" camera, which is like a really slow motion camera(a thousand frames per second), showed the huge amount of pronation on Fed's wrist when he whips that massive forehand. An e-mail was then read out in the studio in which an orthopaedic surgeon said that Fed is risking long term damage to his wrist because of the extreme pressure on his wrist his forehand creates. Is this true? He's been belting that forehand for years now and he's never had any problems injury-wise.

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This can't be true, can it.... ?
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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

Didn't he have wrist injury back in 2001?
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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

Wyv, you are not helping....
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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

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Wyv, you are not helping....
Well I wouldn't have a clue. First time I heard that any of Federer's strokes can potentially cause injury.
It is almost a matter of luck, early on in Pete's career some "experts" said that huge serve would eventually cause his back to break down and lead to a career ending injury yet Pete was one of the most fortunate players in terms of injury.
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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

WHich poster wrote that? I haven't been over there recently

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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

A poster called Ray80 wrote it.
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Hmmm. No dice

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How long have you posted over there?

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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

Me? I rarely post, but I just read stuff from it.
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Oh. No fun I used to post over there a lot. I met Peggye once, actually. She's a very nice lady. I was supposed to meet RP, but it's been hit and miss for the past two years.

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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

Let's not jump to any conclusions, for the sake of tennis.

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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

Yes, I also make from time to time my thoughts about that. Especially Federer's forehand out of halffield is such a big weapon, a real canon, the best on the tour; he is also able to put so much spin on, that's really awesome. Just look at what Federer can do with a low slice that drops on the service line or even before into the field. IMO, in such situations, you can't compare Federer's acceleration with his forehand to any other player, that's just huge. And of course he has to do that all mainly with his wrist, but I'm not sure if that automatically means risking a career-ending injury.

Some players are more susceptible to injuries, some are not... so let's hope Roger belongs to the latter category.

BTW, Federer is not the only player... sometimes, I'm also worried about Roddick's arm. How long can he hit thousands of balls every day (okay, I admit it: this is a bit exaggerated *g*) consistently between 120mph and 145mph. When is the back affected, how long can his shoulder, his forearm withstand this constant pressure?

It's no secret that tennis is, for upper body, a very one-sided sport (even more for one-handers).
But let's just hope all these guys don't spend half of their career being injured so that we can enjoy them as long as possible.

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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

Rogi elegantly spins his entire body into his forehand shot. Rogi has a very strong wrist which allows him to hold balls before sending them on their way. If Rogi would have hurt himself it would have happened by now. He would have had some kind of minor injury. As long as he continues to work out and do wrist strengthing exercises he should be fine. Rogi is very aware of his body. He will be fine.
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Sexy red.
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Re: Fed risking of career-ending injury?

federer will be risking a career ending injury when roddick serves a 140 mph thunderbolt up his ass
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