Re: THE HAMBURG THREAD SF: Delbonis def Federer 7-6(6) 7-6(4)
Originally Posted by timafi
IF the back is causing him real trouble;he should consider hiring Dr Steve McGregor to help him cuz this back has been an issue for a solid 2 years now and whatever it is he's doing despite turning 32 very soon is not helping
Roger's back hasn't been a concern for just 2 years.. this goes back almost to the beginning of his pro career; but it's not surprising if it's giving more serious problems for longer periods of time as he becomes older. As for which doctor he uses, don't you think he's in a better position than any of us to know the very best people that he can consult?
Federer moves into quarters, but back concerns loom
Posted: Monday June 30, 2003
LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) -- No. 4 seed Roger Federer overcame a back injury to defeat Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 on Monday and take his place in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon.
But the Swiss player, enjoying the best year of his career with four titles already, felt he was lucky to survive as he had to call the trainer at the start of the first set when suddenly troubled by his back.
"I just couldn't move anymore so I had to call the trainer and hope for a wonder," Federer told reporter. "It was very tough for me. I don't know. I still now can't explain what happened. I don't know how I won today."
"It was totally blocked and, you know, I was always under a lot of pain. As the match went on, it got a little better because the body gets warmer and you get into it and you try to forget it.
"Yes, I am exhausted now because of what happened today."
"When I'm asked, how is it to be around Federer, and what is he really like, I always reply, "I wish people could meet him when cameras or an audience aren't around, as he is one of the nicest people I have ever met when stringing on tour. "." - drakulie
Last edited by barbadosan : 07-23-2013 at 08:20 PM.