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Horrible tennis accident!

Billabong
11-02-2006, 04:16 AM
:eek::eek::eek:
Anyone knows who's this guy, and when it happened:eek:?

BTW that's a very disturbing video, be sure you're ready before watching it;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ni4iGtTHdc

Lee
11-02-2006, 04:18 AM
You need a warning for that video even it's very short.

alelysafina
11-02-2006, 04:21 AM
Oh god! THAT IS THE MOST DISTURBING THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE!!!

TMJordan
11-02-2006, 04:22 AM
I'm not gonna watch it :scared:

J. Corwin
11-02-2006, 04:27 AM
oh my virgin eyes

simpletennis
11-02-2006, 04:35 AM
holy shit. OW! that's all that's going through my mind

spencercarlos
11-02-2006, 04:36 AM
:eek::eek::eek:
Anyone knows who's this guy, and when it happened:eek:?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ni4iGtTHdc
Michael Stich (GER), Vienna 1995
And if my memory serves me correctly it was on his second round match against Tood Wodbridge (AUS)

I have the ATP Show of that month on tape somewhere, that´s why i remmember some of it!
:wavey:

Billabong
11-02-2006, 04:38 AM
Michael Stich (GER), Vienna 1995
And if my memory serves me correctly it was on his second round match against Tood Wodbridge (AUS)

I have the ATP Show of that month on tape somewhere, that´s why i remmember some of it!
:wavey:

Thanks a lot:yeah: How many months did he need to recover from that:scared:?

Billabong
11-02-2006, 04:43 AM
1995 Vienna Quarterfinal
Woodbridge def. Stich 2-2 Ret.
Stich didn't play any more tournament that year, but came back okay in January 1996:) But I'm still shocked:eek:

atheneglaukopis
11-02-2006, 04:44 AM
Thanks a lot:yeah: How many months did he need to recover from that:scared:?From checking the ATP site, the match took place in the middle of October, he retired at 2-2, and he played again January 1 of the following year and won. So it was good it happened at the end of the season, if it had to happen at all.

ETA: Ah, you beat me. :p

Billabong
11-02-2006, 04:48 AM
From checking the ATP site, the match took place in the middle of October, he retired at 2-2, and he played again January 1 of the following year and won. So it was good it happened at the end of the season, if it had to happen at all.

ETA: Ah, you beat me. :p

:):p

joyk
11-02-2006, 06:59 AM
That looks painful!

Voo de Mar
11-02-2006, 07:04 AM
Incredible that the same accident happened to Andrei Chesnokov two years later in Philadephia durning a match with... Todd Woodbridge!!! :devil:

safin-rules-no.1
11-02-2006, 07:16 AM
omg!! that must have been completely broken:eek:

Action Jackson
11-02-2006, 07:19 AM
Incredible that the same accident happened to Andrei Chesnokov two years later in Philadephia durning a match with... Todd Woodbridge!!! :devil:

It wasn't the same actually, because the bone of Chesnokov's ankle went through the skin something that didn't happen to Stich and Chesnokov was out for longer, but both were horrific accidents.

Voo de Mar
11-02-2006, 07:23 AM
I didn't see Chesnokov's accident but I've read about the accident and it was obnoxious. ATP trainer said: "This is the worst injury I've ever seen". Woodbridge said: "That was like crash of two trucks".

BTW: Stich twisted left ankle, Chesnokov broke right ankle.

Boris Franz Ecker
11-02-2006, 08:46 AM
Never heard of Chesnokov's injury.

A propos, Chesnokov/Stich...

Vienna 95 was the tournament (in Stich's schedule, he had to recover..) after Stich wasted 9 match points on own serve against Chesnokov in the Davis Cup.
That would have meant a Davis Cup final in Germany against USA with Becker/Stich - Sampras/Agassi.
Would've been the biggest thing since the finals against Sweden in the late 80ies (final against Australia in 93 wasn't the big thing, because Becker didn't play and Stich had an easy opponent in Fromberg, Woodies and such guys).
But history wanted that Stich lost, Chesnokov got an official honor, I think, something like "hero of the people" in Russia.
Some days later Stich's foot left his leg for some seconds...

Action Jackson
11-02-2006, 08:55 AM
This is the injury Chesnokov suffered in 1997 in a match against Woodbridge as he was off balance, and went to turn and chase a ball then this happened.

Chesnokov had the bone of this ankle break straight through the skin.

The Pro
11-02-2006, 09:26 AM
What happens in this video exactly? Is someone going over their ankle?

Neely
11-02-2006, 09:34 AM
BTW: Stich twisted left ankle, Chesnokov broke right ankle.
are you kidding? "twisted"? Stich completely raptured two ligaments around his ankle and unfortunately he had some troubles with this ankle after this accident and along with his chronic shoulder problems this accounted into his too short career.

Voo de Mar
11-02-2006, 09:58 AM
are you kidding? "twisted"? Stich completely raptured two ligaments around his ankle and unfortunately he had some troubles with this ankle after this accident and along with his chronic shoulder problems this accounted into his too short career.

I learn English not long ago and my resource of words isn't complete. I didn't know that word "raptured" is adequate to this situation. I meant that Chesnokov's injury was more painful than injury of Stich's ankle, so I used these words not others :)

adee-gee
11-02-2006, 10:41 AM
Oh man that's exactly what I did playing football(soccer) a few months ago, it brings back some horrible memories.

Did exactly that, I heard my ankle crack about 5 times (people on the other end of the pitch heard it), and I was convinced it was broken, I was in absolute agony. Went to the hospital and it turned out it wasn't broken but I'd done serious soft tissue and ligament damage. The next day my foot was completely blue and I couldn't get my shoe on because it was so swollen. 2-3 or so months on, I've had physio on it but it's still not 100%.

alfonsojose
11-02-2006, 11:21 AM
:scared:
Pierce injury was really ugly too :sad: . And it took years for somebody to help her. Vera Z. came up with some ice :yeah: I think Pierce is too big to try to react and reach the ball the way she did it :speakles:

cmurray
11-02-2006, 12:13 PM
ouch. OMG. that'll be giving me nightmares

ryder
11-02-2006, 12:25 PM
I did something similar a year ago playing netball! Had to have 10% of my ankle joint (bone and cartilage) removed. Not much fun at all :sad: Poor guy

RonE
11-02-2006, 12:32 PM
Yikes I remember that injury. :tape:

Funny thing is, Stich used RG in 1996 the following year as one of his "recovery" tournaments to get ready for Wimlbedon and ended up making the final losing to Kafelnikov.

Billabong
11-02-2006, 01:05 PM
I found this paragraph related to Chesnokov's injury:

“It is the worst injury that I have seen in the circuit”, said Doug Spreen, trainer of the ATP. The Russian Andrei Chesnokov underwent a double fracture - tibia and peroné - in his left leg while he faced the Australian Todd Woodbridge in Philadelphia. Chesnokov, 31 years years old, lost by 6-3 and 1-0 when he ran after a ball, fell to the ground and began to scream. The injury will leave him outside the fields during six months.

cobalt60
11-02-2006, 01:56 PM
I think instead of "raptured" you meant a "ruptured" ligament.

Rafa = Fed Killa
11-02-2006, 02:10 PM
Wow!

Could he play at the same level after that.

tangerine_dream
11-02-2006, 02:54 PM
I've clicked on that video five times and I still can't watch it. :scared:

Oh man that's exactly what I did playing football(soccer) a few months ago, it brings back some horrible memories.

Did exactly that, I heard my ankle crack about 5 times (people on the other end of the pitch heard it), and I was convinced it was broken, I was in absolute agony. Went to the hospital and it turned out it wasn't broken but I'd done serious soft tissue and ligament damage. The next day my foot was completely blue and I couldn't get my shoe on because it was so swollen. 2-3 or so months on, I've had physio on it but it's still not 100%.
Ouch! Adam :hug: :sad:

Voo de Mar
11-02-2006, 02:57 PM
I think instead of "raptured" you meant a "ruptured" ligament.

:yeah: :wavey:

adee-gee
11-02-2006, 03:16 PM
Does anyone remember Cecil Mamiit's injury at the Aussie Open? That was pretty bad.

Billabong
11-02-2006, 03:39 PM
Does anyone remember Cecil Mamiit's injury at the Aussie Open? That was pretty bad.

Didn't he crash into the umpire's chair:eek:?? I think it was in AO 2004 against Hewitt

Eden
11-02-2006, 07:32 PM
Wow!

Could he play at the same level after that.

Well, as someone already mentioned he reached the final of Roland Garros 1996 (on the way he won against Muster) and lost to Kafelnikov. In 1997 Michael went to the semis at Wimbledon and lost in a dramatic match to Pioline :sad: This was the last match of his career.

His ankle wasn't his problem in 1996/1997. Michael had problems with his shoulder and therefore retired.

Eden
11-02-2006, 07:36 PM
Vienna 95 was the tournament (in Stich's schedule, he had to recover..) after Stich wasted 9 match points on own serve against Chesnokov in the Davis Cup.
That would have meant a Davis Cup final in Germany against USA with Becker/Stich - Sampras/Agassi.
Would've been the biggest thing since the finals against Sweden in the late 80ies (final against Australia in 93 wasn't the big thing, because Becker didn't play and Stich had an easy opponent in Fromberg, Woodies and such guys).
But history wanted that Stich lost

I remember that match :sad:

Voo de Mar
11-03-2006, 03:58 AM
I remember that match :sad:

Stich wasted 9 match points in one service game at 7:6 in the 5th?

Hugh Jaas
11-03-2006, 04:23 AM
It is A bit of coincidence that gael monfils also has a similar injury 2 weeks ago!

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u1R42Yc-a4

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/5968/0527773900fx6.jpg

October/early november has a terrible record for injuries/exhaustion, federer last year was on crutches after a traning accident, the huge amount of withdrawals at this weeks tournament.

Time to shorten the amount of tournaments at the end of the season i think.

Ernham
11-03-2006, 04:33 AM
It is A bit of coincidence that gael monfils also has a similar injury 2 weeks ago!



Jesus. On top of getting worse with every match, he gets more stupid.

ryder
11-03-2006, 11:57 AM
Jesus. On top of getting worse with every match, he gets more stupid.

Ernham - Your avatar just made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! :haha:

OH MY GOD, I JUST SAW YOUR SIGNATURE!! very entertaining - THANK YOU

Ivanatis
11-03-2006, 12:45 PM
this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGJLev5yqMI
was what I first thought of after reading the thread's title

didn't look that bad for me first, but the slow-motion is close to the bone

atheneglaukopis
11-03-2006, 01:45 PM
Ernham - Your avatar just made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! :haha:

OH MY GOD, I JUST SAW YOUR SIGNATURE!! very entertaining - THANK YOUYou shouldn't do things OUT LOUD. MTF will hold a witch hunt. :p

sampaio
11-03-2006, 02:19 PM
It is A bit of coincidence that gael monfils also has a similar injury 2 weeks ago!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u1R42Yc-a4


this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGJLev5yqMI
was what I first thought of after reading the thread's title

didn't look that bad for me first, but the slow-motion is close to the bone


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOUBQ-rn1Sk

:eek:
Is it some kind of french curse?

RonE
11-03-2006, 02:28 PM
Wow!

Could he play at the same level after that.

You bet!

He beat Muster in RG in 1996 en route to making the finals before losing to Kafelnikov. Remember Muster was the Rafa of today back then. In 1995 he won MC, Rome and RG and in 1996 he had defended all his pre-RG clay titles and looked destined to repeat the feat at RG as well until he ran into Stich who simply played sublime tennis to halt him.

At Wimbledon he ran into a red-hot Krajicek in the round of last 16- the same Krajicek who one match later put pay to three time defending champ Sampras in the quarters so there was no shame in losing that one. He lost to Krajicek a couple more times after that- it just seemed a bad match up for him as Krajicek was too powerful for him.

Unfortunately ultimately it was his shoulder that gave out on him and he retired after Wimbledon 1997- not before having yet another fantastic run making the semifinals and pushing Pioline into a fifth set until he ultimately had nothing left in the tank :sad: