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Fed risking of career-ending injury?

LCeh
07-03-2004, 04:45 AM
No, this is not some catchy title. This post was made at tennis week, over here (http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=displaymessage&messageid=117722).

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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.... ? :bigcry:

WyveN
07-03-2004, 04:48 AM
Didn't he have wrist injury back in 2001?

LCeh
07-03-2004, 04:50 AM
Wyv, you are not helping.... :sad:

WyveN
07-03-2004, 04:55 AM
Wyv, you are not helping.... :sad:

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.

Chloe le Bopper
07-03-2004, 05:01 AM
WHich poster wrote that? I haven't been over there recently

LCeh
07-03-2004, 05:04 AM
A poster called Ray80 wrote it.

Chloe le Bopper
07-03-2004, 05:11 AM
Hmmm. No dice ;)

Chloe le Bopper
07-03-2004, 05:11 AM
How long have you posted over there?

LCeh
07-03-2004, 05:12 AM
Me? I rarely post, but I just read stuff from it.

Chloe le Bopper
07-03-2004, 05:14 AM
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.

The racquet dude scares me, by the way.

I used to do really well in their picks contests back when only about 6 people entered :D

Lalitha
07-03-2004, 05:18 AM
Let's not jump to any conclusions, for the sake of tennis.

Neely
07-03-2004, 06:02 AM
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? :confused:

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. :shrug:

Dirk
07-03-2004, 11:48 AM
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.

azza
07-03-2004, 12:15 PM
:)

hitchhiker
07-03-2004, 02:40 PM
federer will be risking a career ending injury when roddick serves a 140 mph thunderbolt up his ass

¿esquímaux?
07-03-2004, 02:57 PM
federer will be risking a career ending injury when roddick serves a 140 mph thunderbolt up his ass


:tape:

Skyward
07-03-2004, 03:01 PM
Didn't he have wrist injury back in 2001?

Wasn't it a groin injury? :confused:

little duck
07-03-2004, 03:33 PM
JOhn McEnroe said, and obviously many know that, that Federer has far stronger wirst then the average person. That's one of his most important talents. So maby his forehand would cause an injury to an average person, but possibly it will never happen to an athlete like Roger.

LCeh
07-03-2004, 03:52 PM
This is what Fed has to say:

Q. There was some speculation on the television the other night that you might be doing some damage to your wrist with that amazing action you have on your forehand. Is that a problem at all?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I haven't had too many wrist problems so far. But I don't know. Who said that?

Q. I think they had a viewer contacting them saying you might need an operation (laughter).

ROGER FEDERER: It's not flexible enough (smiling)?

Q. I thought it was very weird, but that's what they said.

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I feel also I can give the ball an unbelievable amount of racquet speed. That saves me a lot of points. When the ball comes very fast to me, I still have enough time, you know, to get the racket around the ball, to actually be able to control it and play back with spin. I don't know where that comes from.

I love hitting half volleys. Maybe it was because I was lazy before, I had to hit too many, but now I enjoy playing them.

Full interview here (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2004-07-03/200407031088858793757.html)

I am glad he doesn't feel hurt or anything. I guess it's different for everybody. Hopefully Roger will be strong enough to continue to hit those monster forehands.

YoursTruly
07-03-2004, 04:15 PM
I hope not. If this is going to happen, then this would be a waste because it's the game that would be robbing Roger and robbing tennis of a great champion. It's sad to think that the way the sport is going is the one that could dictate one's length of their career. :(

Goenitz_196
07-03-2004, 04:22 PM
federer will be risking a career ending injury when roddick serves a 140 mph thunderbolt up his ass

Jesus...you are such a total dickhead.

Pea
07-03-2004, 04:24 PM
federer will be risking a career ending injury when roddick serves a 140 mph thunderbolt up his ass

I think rodduck is the one that likes things up the ol wazoo.

rue
07-04-2004, 03:52 AM
You can worry about that if it is true, but they have also talked about Andy's service motion and how maybe in the long run it could cause his shoulder to have problems just like Henman, Ivanisevic and even Pat Rafter did. It really is nothing to worry about really.

chris whiteside
07-04-2004, 06:20 AM
No, this is not some catchy title. This post was made at tennis week, over here (http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=displaymessage&messageid=117722).

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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.... ? :bigcry:

I just commented on this on another thread before seeing this one.

The same point was made yesterday on BBC (television in the UK). Perhaps it originated from the same source but the suggestion was that if he continues to use the same wrist action on his forehands he will need an operation within a couple of years.

Vass
07-04-2004, 08:28 AM
I don't think that he's the only one risking this same injury. Many players rip at the ball like mad with theit forehand. Ofcourse Roger also has another aggravating pressure: his backhand using the same wrist.