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Please don't scare me...

07-03-2004, 04:42 AM
The post was made at tennis week, over here (


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.


Please don't let it be true. :bigcry:

I am also posting this in the GM to get more opinions.

07-03-2004, 05:38 AM
Don't worry about it, it is not like Roger has begun hitting the forehand like this 1 year ago.
He has been using this stroke for close to 10 years now and I don't think he had any major problems.

Any potential stroke can lead to injury and avoiding injury is usually down to luck and not technique - I don't see anything wrong in Roger's forehand anyway.

07-03-2004, 05:49 AM
This ARTICLE ( also said similar thing about his wrist.

"If anything stands in the way of such dominance, it is his own body. On the BBC's Today at Wimbledon programme the other evening, Andrew Castle made the interesting point that the 22-year-old's right wrist simply might not stand up to the strain of repeatedly whipping his groundstrokes as powerfully as he does."

07-03-2004, 07:13 AM
oh no......
You guys are scaring me so much. Hope it's not true :scared: I'd badly love to see Roger injury-immune for dozens of years for the sake of his brilliant tennis.

But I do think it's impossible that no one has never mentioned such things to Roger. And Roger seems now very determined to last his career as long as he wants. So he should know what is good for his health and what is not, which is proved by the fact that he really seldom suffers serious injuries now. Plus it seems like the wrist problem is not haunting him at all at least at this stage. I'm being positive coz I really hate to see the worst ever thing happen to Roger that he will end his career much earlier than I have expected due to some damn injury. It's not acceptable and unbearable. :scared:

07-03-2004, 09:14 AM
A mediocre so-called orthopaedic surgeon who can hardly understand the technique of a sport genius dares to speak annoyingly :rolleyes:

07-03-2004, 10:12 AM
LCeh, I think Roger is FINE now~~~ :wavey:

Don't worry, Roger will take care himself, :D

ALSO MIRKA will take care him too ! ! ;) ;)

07-03-2004, 11:56 AM
Rogi's wrist is very strong and as long as it stays strong it will be fine. I also worried about his open stance forehand because sometimes he does do it but all in all he doesn't. As long as he takes care of himself he will be fine.

07-03-2004, 12:02 PM
Well I'll join the cheering for it to never come true too! Just too depressing to think about it really.
I agree Dirk, hopes he take good care of himself.

07-03-2004, 12:05 PM
Rogi is very in tune with his body. He wouldn't be able to play like that if he it hurt him. Health is the most important to him. I'm sure Becker brought that e-mail to his attention. I wonder what Rogi's response was. I think he will be fine. I just hope he unblocks his nose.

07-03-2004, 12:20 PM
They just asked Roger in the press conference about a potential wrist problem and he laughed it off

07-03-2004, 12:21 PM
You get to watch his press conference, wyvern?

Good that he laughed it off.

07-03-2004, 12:22 PM
i am listening on radio wimbledon at

07-03-2004, 12:23 PM
What did he say?

07-03-2004, 12:27 PM
they cut it off to go back to ancic-roddick

talked about a lot of things dirk

wrist, coach, improvement, said it means a lot to be in wimbledon final as it is only his 3rd slam final

07-03-2004, 12:28 PM
Cool I will look forward to reading it. Rogi does he have a cold? I hope he is good to go for tomorrow. I think he will win no matter who he plays. NINJA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-03-2004, 12:35 PM
He should check his wrist just in case. Before permanent damage occurs, some small changes happen. Athletes often neglect uncomfortable feelings in their bodies and keep performing through it. But early care can prevent devastating damage.

07-03-2004, 12:36 PM
Rogi already has addressed it. If he was in some kind of pain he wouldn't be doing it.

07-03-2004, 12:40 PM
Thanks Wyvern for the info :) Eager to find more details about the wrist thing and the potential cold there :( Go take your 3rd gs title Rogi!

07-03-2004, 12:41 PM
Read Rogi's interview when it comes out.

07-03-2004, 12:52 PM
Of course I will Dirk. No need to remind me ;)

07-03-2004, 02:06 PM
I think pandy's shoulder with that serve is more likely to bust before Rogi's wrist.

07-04-2004, 03:56 AM
I think pandy's shoulder with that serve is more likely to bust before Rogi's wrist.

That is true and they have said that at times that he could have problems with his shoulder just like Henman, Ivanisevic and Rafter did. No need to worry about Roger. He feels fine and if it was painful he would have stopped doing that.

07-04-2004, 07:13 AM
that's so true, with some of the big servers from the past there's no more proof i need! - anyway, i think the elbow of roddicks might give himsome trouble with the way he serves!

07-12-2004, 08:52 PM
I think that Roger will be fine. These reporters are probably just making stuff up because they've got writer's block.

he's been doing this for a while and I don't think that he'll be letting up for a minute.