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Stepanek out for two months

DanaKz
04-01-2010, 12:34 PM
:eek:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gM2xWSkvtCHJi5sUpGyHNLMn3YIA

PRAGUE — Czech tennis star Radek Stepanek is to take at least two months out because of fatigue, the Czech Davis Cup team's spokesman told AFP on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old - ranked 18th in the world having been a highest-ranked eighth - started feeling tired during the Davis Cup World Group first round defeat of Belgium at the beginning of March.

Stepanek - winner of four ATP titles but has never got further than the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam (at Wimbledon in 2006) - underwent blood tests in Florida, where he has a property.

"He (Stepanek) has to rest for at least two months so as to see if his blood tests improve," said Karel Tejkal.

"Happily the Davis Cup quarter-finals, in July against Chile, are still a long way away."

Stepanek, who was once engaged to former world number one Martina Hingis, is due to marry compatriot and now retired 21-year-old former world number seven Nicole Vaidisova, in July.

Is it serious or fool day joke?

duong
04-01-2010, 12:41 PM
it's not that surprising if you consider his age, his level recently, and the fact that clay season is his worst one :shrug:

Nidhogg
04-01-2010, 12:41 PM
I can think of funnier jokes. It should be legit.

Sunset of Age
04-01-2010, 12:42 PM
Consider it real. Making 'jokes' about a player being fatiqued and having bad blood test sounds very lame to me.

DanaKz
04-01-2010, 12:54 PM
Consider it real. Making 'jokes' about a player being fatiqued and having bad blood test sounds very lame to me.

One hour ago i read "joke" about earthquake (idiots thought it's funny) - so I don't believe anyone today.

Chiakifug
04-01-2010, 01:05 PM
Too much sexy sex with Mrs. Stepaneka.

MacTheKnife
04-01-2010, 01:14 PM
Sexy needs rest !! Hope he gets back soon !!

Jelena
04-01-2010, 03:50 PM
:eek:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gM2xWSkvtCHJi5sUpGyHNLMn3YIA



Is it serious or fool day joke?
In the injury thread that was said already on Tuesday or so. :shrug: It is real.

Aaric
04-01-2010, 03:55 PM
:eek:
Marriage issues I guess

Certinfy
04-01-2010, 03:58 PM
2 months off should help him a lot, and should be back far before the DC QF, so all is good :yeah:

Ad Wim
04-01-2010, 04:25 PM
Fatigue?! He has played a total of 13 matches this year, that's even less than Federer :haha:

Jelena
04-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Fatigue?! He has played a total of 13 matches this year, that's even less than Federer :haha:
if your blood values aren't ok, then even ONE match makes you deadly tired. I'm no fan of Stepanek, but he should take the time to cure himself and only then restart again.

betowiec
04-01-2010, 04:39 PM
get some rest sexy

Mungo
04-01-2010, 05:24 PM
Where does his fatigue come from? I don't think it comes from tennis!

alfonsojose
04-01-2010, 05:56 PM
Karma is a bitch :lol: Nicole is the one who demands sex now :devil:

martine2
04-01-2010, 06:14 PM
Hope to see him back soon.

Ariel
04-01-2010, 06:45 PM
She's retired at 21? That's sad but expected. She's tossing what could have been a highly successful tennis career because of him. I read that Mr. Good looking wanted Hingis to retire in exchange for the honor of being married to him so she had to dump him. What do these women see in him?

Certinfy
04-01-2010, 06:55 PM
Didn't Nicole say she had no interest in tennis anymore?

ChinoRios4Ever
04-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Keep "playing" with Nicole till mid july and then back to the tour you legend :rocker2:

Ad Wim
04-01-2010, 09:39 PM
if your blood values aren't ok, then even ONE match makes you deadly tired. I'm no fan of Stepanek, but he should take the time to cure himself and only then restart again.

Yeah okay, but then the reason shouldn't be fatigue but some disease like mono.

Jelena
04-01-2010, 09:55 PM
Yeah okay, but then the reason shouldn't be fatigue but some disease like mono.
I'd say (my assumption) that the news was made on the symptom, because the docs still don't know what the cause for the bad blood values is.

krystlel
04-05-2010, 02:23 PM
Yeah, sounds like something is wrong with him that they haven't yet diagnosed. It's obviously not age, or overplaying otherwise he wouldn't need to be out for that long. Hope that the two months will be enough for the recovery.

Nathaliia
04-05-2010, 02:27 PM
Could be mono for example. Awful sickness, I don't wish to anyone, especially to a sportsman. I hope whatever it is, will pass soon.

Or Levy
04-05-2010, 02:39 PM
Not funny. There are a number of illnesses related to fatique. Mono, for example.