I don't buy the back story.
Based on what? I hate when players lose and use their injures as an excuse
. But if they withdraw, what's the problem?
People never get injured sitting in front of their computers, but those who have been training and playing the sport since 7, usually have some nagging chronic conditions in their 20s.
For some reason, general public like "heroes" playing through injures on cortisone shots (cutting their career short in the process)... and blame players who take a good care of themselves.
I prefer players to withdraw before the srart of a tournament. Calling for a trainer regularly and turning every press conference into a medical update is an atrocious thing to do, imo.