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Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

does anyone know of any?

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Re: Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

I am still searching, but have so far come up with this excellent analogy made by one of the all time great tennis journos:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200..._downs/tennis/


"Underrated - Elena Dementieva

Her serve, which travels at the speed of a kidney stone, became tennis' great running joke in 2005. But the rest of Dementieva's game is rock solid, as evidenced by her appearance in the Roland Garros and U.S. Open finals. Conventional wisdom: she will never win a Major with that meatball of a serve. An alternative explanation: once she repairs her delivery, look out."

- Worthless Wertheim


What an asset to the media and humanity this sack of sh*t is.

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Re: Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

Labadze had a kidney stone at the beginning of the year. It began at Scottsdale and lasted a few weeks, yet he still played the next tournaments, but always lost in the 1st round, I think.

Coria also retired because of kidney stones during the Miami final 2004. But he didn't play a whole tournament with it, the problem was over when he came back to the circuit (and he said he couldn't even practice until he eliminated the stones).

But I guess you already know this, I'm not sure I understand your question. You mean an ATP player who passed a kidney stone during a tournament and still won his matches?
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Re: Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

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Labadze had a kidney stone at the beginning of the year. It began at Scottsdale and lasted a few weeks, yet he still played the next tournaments, but always lost in the 1st round, I think.

Coria also retired because of kidney stones during the Miami final 2004. But he didn't play a whole tournament with it, the problem was over when he came back to the circuit (and he said he couldn't even practice until he eliminated the stones).

But I guess you already know this, I'm not sure I understand your question. You mean an ATP player who passed a kidney stone during a tournament and still won his matches?
No no, you were right on the money, I was unaware of those 2 cases, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

Actually, it looks like Labadze dit beat El Aynaoui in Miami despite having a kidney stone, which is pretty embarrassing for El Aynaoui.

Some more infos about Labadze's kidney stone:
"Irakli Labadze, who is one of the funniest players on the ATP Tour, has been trying to purge a kidney stone for five weeks. The pain, as anyone who has passed a stone will tell you, comes and goes until the stone settles into the bladder on its route down a narrow passage from the kidney. "It happened at Scottsdale. Very painful," Labadze said. "I had to walk 300 meters to a hospital and they told me to sit over there and wait until my name was called. The pain was terrible. I told them, 'Just give me a knife. I'll cut it out myself.' And then I collapsed on the floor, barely conscious." At that point they started an IV with painkiller. He still hasn't ejected the stone. ..."
http://home.cogeco.ca/~courtcoverage/21Mar05.html
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Re: Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

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Actually, it looks like Labadze dit beat El Aynaoui in Miami despite having a kidney stone, which is pretty embarrassing for El Aynaoui.

Some more infos about Labadze's kidney stone:
"Irakli Labadze, who is one of the funniest players on the ATP Tour, has been trying to purge a kidney stone for five weeks. The pain, as anyone who has passed a stone will tell you, comes and goes until the stone settles into the bladder on its route down a narrow passage from the kidney. "It happened at Scottsdale. Very painful," Labadze said. "I had to walk 300 meters to a hospital and they told me to sit over there and wait until my name was called. The pain was terrible. I told them, 'Just give me a knife. I'll cut it out myself.' And then I collapsed on the floor, barely conscious." At that point they started an IV with painkiller. He still hasn't ejected the stone. ..."
http://home.cogeco.ca/~courtcoverage/21Mar05.html
poor Irakli, and he is indeed one of the funniest players on the ATP Tour.

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Re: Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

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Actually, it looks like Labadze dit beat El Aynaoui in Miami despite having a kidney stone, which is pretty embarrassing for El Aynaoui.

Some more infos about Labadze's kidney stone:
"Irakli Labadze, who is one of the funniest players on the ATP Tour, has been trying to purge a kidney stone for five weeks. The pain, as anyone who has passed a stone will tell you, comes and goes until the stone settles into the bladder on its route down a narrow passage from the kidney. "It happened at Scottsdale. Very painful," Labadze said. "I had to walk 300 meters to a hospital and they told me to sit over there and wait until my name was called. The pain was terrible. I told them, 'Just give me a knife. I'll cut it out myself.' And then I collapsed on the floor, barely conscious." At that point they started an IV with painkiller. He still hasn't ejected the stone. ..."
http://home.cogeco.ca/~courtcoverage/21Mar05.html
Poor Irakli, he should go to a walk-in clinic instead of a hospital emergency room.
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Re: Instances of an ATP player having to pass a kidney stone during a tournament

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Poor Irakli, he should go to a walk-in clinic instead of a hospital emergency room.
nar, Irakli belongs in Gamblers' Anonymous.
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