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09-25-2012 06:28 AM
Henry Chinaski
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

guy that follows me on twitter beats guy who blocked me on twitter.

justice and good for the game if you ask me.
09-25-2012 04:52 AM
Kat_YYZ
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

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Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
Well yes no one is in someone else's shoes and it is difficult to ascertain. But in my opinion, no matter how bad the injury is, one must play on. The crowd would rather see a man play it out like a warrior than throw in the towel, I guarantee you that.
crowd of sadists, maybe. no wonder UFC is so popular.
For sure there are instances where players retire too easily (i.e. just give up). but if it's real then no thanks, I don't want to watch anyone suffering pointlessly.
09-25-2012 03:55 AM
156mphserve
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

yeah, I totally agree. Many of the players could continue but you cannot just group all retirements together, some of them are definately legitimate
09-25-2012 12:46 AM
Henry Chinaski
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

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Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
Well yes no one is in someone else's shoes and it is difficult to ascertain. But in my opinion, no matter how bad the injury is, one must play on. The crowd would rather see a man play it out like a warrior than throw in the towel, I guarantee you that.

You don't have to run around like a rabbit, you can't if you are truly injured, just let the guy hit some aces, throw in some serves and boom, it is over in 10 minutes. Who knows, maybe the injury will get better, the other guy will choke a bit? This has happened.
players retire way too often for my liking and I suspect the vast majority could easily play on but this is ridiculous.

nobody wants to see a genuinely inured player standing still and tanking unless it's for a couple of games.

plenty of injuries can be made worse by playing on.

even something as simple as a badly rolled ankle. getting it iced and elevated as soon as possible can dramatically reduce recovery time.
09-25-2012 12:11 AM
RonaldGomez
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

Too much bungabunga with Iveta
09-24-2012 10:27 PM
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Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
Good for Pospisil, but this is by all accounts, a disastrous piece of luck for Melzer. A great shame.
Not quite as disastrous to a players psyche as losing to Klahn.
09-24-2012 10:27 PM
Henry Chinaski
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

melzer seems to just be generally crocked these days.

he's possibly paying the price for maintaining a top level singles and doubles career for a few years.
09-24-2012 10:24 PM
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Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

What I want to know is if Melzer was carrying this injury into the match, if he was he shouldn't have played, he also maybe looked disinterested out there, so he may have faked the injury to literally retire from tennis, cause who can find motivation after losing to Klahn.
09-24-2012 06:33 PM
156mphserve
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

yeah the crowd can watch 10 more minutes of 1 player hitting aces and return winners while the other player can see his muscle strain become a muscle tear and multiply his injury recovery length by 4 but hey at least he finished the match

Unlucky for Melzer here, but good for vasek, good chance to make the QF
09-24-2012 06:12 PM
Johnny Groove
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

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Originally Posted by StatRacket View Post
I know you know a lot more than me about playing tennis, but I disagree. Continuing to play can severely worsen a lot of injuries. And does the crowd really want to see a limping, in pain opponent lose easily? People just complain of retirements more in tennis as injured football or hockey players can be easily subbed off.
Well yes no one is in someone else's shoes and it is difficult to ascertain. But in my opinion, no matter how bad the injury is, one must play on. The crowd would rather see a man play it out like a warrior than throw in the towel, I guarantee you that.

You don't have to run around like a rabbit, you can't if you are truly injured, just let the guy hit some aces, throw in some serves and boom, it is over in 10 minutes. Who knows, maybe the injury will get better, the other guy will choke a bit? This has happened.
09-24-2012 05:13 PM
Dead Net Cord
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

Since when Pospisil = Pops?
09-24-2012 04:49 PM
Mads
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

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Originally Posted by asmazif View Post
good for Bakes.
Yes it is except for the fact that Baker lost to Yani. Pospisil should reach the QF's quite easily. Very happy for him. Go Vasek!!
09-24-2012 04:31 PM
asmazif
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good for Bakes.
that went well
09-24-2012 04:11 PM
The Prince
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

Good for Pospisil, but this is by all accounts, a disastrous piece of luck for Melzer. A great shame.
09-24-2012 02:24 PM
kiriri***
Re: Kuala Lumpur R1: Melzer retires on Pospisil with the score 64 20 to Pops

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Originally Posted by Beta2k View Post
Melzer wrote an SMS: „Oberschenkelzerrung! Es ist zum Verzweifeln! Ich konnte keinen schnellen Schritt mehr machen“
"Thigh strain! It is exasperating! I could not make anymore fast steps.. "
Get well soon
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