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Joke revealed after the match thet he recently had oral surgery and was still on medication. This made it hard for him to move on court and play effectively. If that was the case he should NEVER have played Paris and messed up the draw the way he did. Their are players fighting for Shanghai and it hurt them when a high seed either tanks or gives away points to another player. It's strange how this just came out, but with him you never know.
 

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He had two wisdom teeth removed, not foot surgery.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

If he was only feeling 30% fit, then he probably shouldn't have played.

WTH is he doing scheduling dental work between two Masters Series events anyway?
I removed my first 2 wisdom teeth and I could go shopping right afterward with no pain killer. When I removed my last wisdom tooth just before Christmas, I was the most miserable person of the world over 2 weeks.

You just never know. :shrug:
 

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Too much trick or treating with his Batman Costume.
 

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It is obvious he should not play in Paris but given the terms of the bonus pool requiring top players to show up it is understandable that he did.
 

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I removed my first 2 wisdom teeth and I could go shopping right afterward with no pain killer. When I removed my last wisdom tooth just before Christmas, I was the most miserable person of the world over 2 weeks.

You just never know. :shrug:
yep - this kind of surgery can have very varying effects. You just don't know how it's going to work out.

But in the end... if Djoko didn't feel up to the job, He. Should. Not. Have. Played! :mad:
 

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It is obvious he should not play in Paris but given the terms of the bonus pool requiring top players to show up it is understandable that he did.
Or he could respect the integrity of the sport, not collect his bonus (as he has made a fortune this year and should do so in the future) and withdraw in order to prepare for the Masters. Or hold of on getting wisdom teeth pulled or not use as a reason for losing and suck it up.
 

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Joke revealed after the match thet he recently had oral surgery and was still on medication. This made it hard for him to move on court and play effectively. If that was the case he should NEVER have played Paris and messed up the draw the way he did. Their are players fighting for Shanghai and it hurt them when a high seed either tanks or gives away points to another player. It's strange how this just came out, but with him you never know.
Santoro has a bad knee. Should he have withdrawn?

I think you are just pissed, because you wanted Djokovic to take out Murray and help Blake. Get over it.
 

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He should've scheduled the surgery after the season is over. Of course, I'm not sure he has enough sense to do that.
 

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Wow! Shock defeat and surgery. Djoko might be the real number one ...
 

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So why did he play?? Stupid decision :shrug:

Other player could get a seeding and then everything would have changed in the race..
 

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It's possible that the wisdom tooth surgery was not scheduled, that something happened to him and it needed to be done right away.
 

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It's possible that the wisdom tooth surgery was not scheduled, that something happened to him and it needed to be done right away.
Exactly. I had my wisdom tooth removed few months ago, and it came out of nowhere. One day it was fine, the next my head was swollen and inflated, and I had to take antibiotics for a week before it had reduced back to normal, because you cannot have a surgery done otherwise (it might cause an infection cause it's connected with sinuses). The whole thing can end up really tricky and painful if you don't treat it with proper care.
 

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He had two wisdom teeth removed, not foot surgery.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SPORT/10/31/tennis.paris/index.html?section=cnn_latest

If he was only feeling 30% fit, then he probably shouldn't have played.

WTH is he doing scheduling dental work between two Masters Series events anyway?
I like Djoko, but I have to say, as a dentist am I, that if you had oral surgery recently you cannot do any type of exercise in at least one week, much more considering he is doing a professional sport, because he is concurring in risk of having different grades of hemorrhage. Simply he might had to withdraw from Paris if he was intervened. Plus, I suppose he's on antibiotic therapy. Very irresponsible from him :rolleyes:

I imagine (for his age) that Djoko had actually a third molar's acute pericoronitis (It occurs when a wisdom tooth, usually mandibular ones, has failed to erupt completely through the gum bed, allowing bacteria into an open space around the tooth, causing infection), if I were his doctor I had to indicate pharmological treatment with antibiotics and painkillers and pospose the surgery after the TMC, but I suppose that the pain was huge and (Nole) decides to have the surgery as soon as possible. Neither of what I described justified of why the hell he played there :eek:
 
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You knew something had to be up, with him losing like this on a HC.
and with fabrice you don't know what will happen,do you?:wavey:
 

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as much as I like Djoko, and as a dentist as I am, I have to say that you had oral surgery recently you cannot do any type of exercise in at least one week, much more considering he is doing a professional sport because he is concurring in risk of having different grades of hemorrhage. Simply he had to withdraw from Paris if he was intervened, plus I suppose he's on antibiotic therapy. Very irresponsible from him :rolleyes:

I imagine (for his age) that Djoko had actually a third molar's acute pericoronitis, if I were his doctor I had to indicate pharmological treatment with antibiotics and painkillers and pospose the surgery after the TMC, but I suppose that the pain was huge and decides to do the surgery as soon as possible. Neither of what I described justified of why the hell he played there :eek:
Thanks for your informed professional opinion. :D
 

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A $500 000 bonus puts a huge pressure on him to play. If he'd had the emergency surgery and felt as well as could be expected afterwards, I can see how he would be tempted to play on, more-or-less sleepwalking through the match.

Also, if he thought there was a possibility he could have won, even being below par, the 15 points would have been tempting, to keep in touch with Nadal.

He may have reasoned that he doesn't play tennis with his teeth, and not thought he was risking much, but also not have been dreadfully upset at losing, given the recent dental surgery.
 
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