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Del potro out for a prolonged period

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comment by NAXROY (U8533743)

posted May 4, 2010

big loss for roland garros (and the entire season)

good luck delpotro, you ll be back!!

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comment by Tenez (U1653885)

posted May 4, 2010

What a shame. He would have been Nadal's main contender at the FO in my view.

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posted May 4, 2010

Tenez I agree and makes a Rafa victory even more likely IMO

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posted May 4, 2010

sadface Poor Del P. I didn't think he would be in Paris but the need for surgery is what is most concerning.

The ATP website has an article up on it now
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/05/Other/del-Potro-Undergoes-Wrist-Surgery.aspx

" The 2009 US Open champion added: ďAs you will all understand, this is not a happy moment in my life. But Iím used to battling through adversity and I have the strength to come through this. The recovery time will be lengthy, but it depends on many factors that today I canít assess because itís too soon. "

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posted May 4, 2010

wah Potro!!! wah


Hopefully the great man and saviour of tennis will be back soon. The game is a much poorer spectacle without him.


goodluck op and recovery goodluck

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posted May 4, 2010

Poor lad.
I suspected his size would be his downfall, but not this soon. I hope he recovers fully, he's still quite young.

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posted May 4, 2010

Hard on the joints it seems - I hope he recovers as he seems like a decent lad

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posted May 4, 2010

We were discussing this on the Andymoaners thread yesterday.
Apparently surgery is today.
He is young and should heal quickly, but I would imagine we won't see him playing for several months which means he probably won't be able to defend the US Open title.

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comment by Tenez (U1653885)

posted May 4, 2010

His injury has not much to do with his tall size. It is the sheer power he was applying on his shots that certainly damamged his wrist.

Just watch the way his was hitting the ball in that FO against Fed. Especially the return of serve. That's certainly a case where a bit more follow through would have eased his wrist's strain.

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posted May 4, 2010

tenez is right carpel tunnel syndrome in the wrist is common where the tendon becomes inflamed and cannot pass through the available channel without 'catching'.

a lot of players e.g murray, agassi & becker have recovered from similar(ish) injuries. it's not like hip surgery which seems to be the death knoll for players today.

wish him well, tennis needs players at the top of the game.

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comment by RAF (U13830415)

posted May 4, 2010

This is so sad, get well soon Delpo, hope the surgery goes well goodluck

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posted May 4, 2010

I think we are all going to need level 1 or level 2 HE training in physiology to work out what's going on. Is this something brought on by over-exertion during childhood/early teenage years leading to some form of chronic type weakness/injury (chronic tendonitis has been mentioned) or is it something a little more acute ... I know that Sylvain is some form of medical doctor - are there any other specialist on these boards smiley? I guess it is a "case" specific situation.

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posted May 4, 2010

Can anyone recommend a good introductory sports physiology text that would cover these types of injuries?

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posted May 4, 2010

gutted for del potro after getting all the praise and felling the golatith federer in his dominated us open he cant get the glory of defending it

french open big loss of points but wimbledon he defending a 2nd round not that bad

hope this risen superstar is not held back by injuries for the rest of his carerr

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posted May 4, 2010

What a pity.sadface Grass wasn't his favorite surface so missing Wimbledon won't be a big loss but hope he can make a comeback during the american hardcourt season.

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posted May 4, 2010

tarantoes - Sports Science Level 1 published by the United States Tennis Association. then look up dr. michael bergeron who lectures for the USPTA, USTA etc.

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posted May 4, 2010

Sad news indeed.

Speedy recovery Delpo. goodluck

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posted May 4, 2010

MS ok

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posted May 4, 2010

Surely if he is out for six months (four already) his ranking will be protected?

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posted May 4, 2010

Mr.Y has had carpel tunnel surgery on both
wrists !

The only trouble is that the muscles can
waste away and never regain their full
strength .

goodluck JMDP

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posted May 4, 2010

Who said it was carpal tunnel syndrome, my understanding of the situation is that the operation is on the ulnar extensor tendon which is attached to the base of the metacarpal bone of the little finger, which means the end of it passes through the carpal area which is where all the little bones between the wrist and the hand are situated and attaches to the bone at the base of the palm of the hand.

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posted May 4, 2010

Very Sad news indeed. Take your time Del Boy, how you make a speedy recovery to be back on court ASAP.

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posted May 4, 2010

Very Sorry to hear this, as it seemed as though the next big star in tennis had been found following Del Boys US Open win.

Perhaps he'll be the next Pat Cash? Lets hope not...

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posted May 4, 2010

WELL Scuuuuus me amazonaria - I thought maratsafin said it was carpel tunnel syndrome!

Smack my legs and call me a fool ! laugh

Carpel tunnel syndrome is when the nerve gets
trapped (in that area)
online2long

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posted May 4, 2010

yummy I was only asking as I thought I had missed something.smiley It was very difficult to work out what the rather literal Google translation meant.
It sounds to me as if it was originally thought that the tendon was inflamed, but to operate makes me think that either it is damaged/torn and not healing, or has become detached from the bone, which can be complicated as small fragments of bone can come away with it.
I am of course making an (educated)guess here but could be completely wrong.

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posted May 4, 2010

cool your jets everyone......carpel syndrome is a general term used. amazonaria has been a little more specific but tendon inflamation is a main symptom of the syndrome. it's also broadly fairly similar to rotator cuff in essence. I certainly agree that the inflammation is chronic (e.g. through a tear) hence the operation and projected long lay off.

unless we get the full med breakdown we are making reasoned guesses. whichever/whatever let's hope it gets better.

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posted May 4, 2010

It takes a expert amazonaria winkeye

I FINK I understood that whistle

online2long

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posted May 4, 2010

MS
As you can see yummy and I are cool, we understand each otherwinkeye

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posted May 4, 2010

Very sorry to read this news. DelPo is always exciting to watch & comes across as a charming chap with a big personality - he'll be missed for the next while. I hope he recovers fully.

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posted May 4, 2010

Poor lad! Wish him all the best!

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posted May 4, 2010

nadal vs novak.. RG final. bubbly

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posted May 4, 2010

ama' yum - all good then. it's a funny injury as although that forehand rips I don't believe he's using either a particulary heavy racket or one that's head heavy. I haven't noticed any lead on it or other mods but I might well have missed it.

maybe it's the way he lays the wrist back so far and maybe hyperextends it. such a shame because he another player worth the admission money.

anybody remember exactly what murray's injury was a couple of years ago? (at queens I think)

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posted May 4, 2010

anybody remember exactly what murray's injury was a couple of years ago? (at queens I think)
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Didnt he fall on it ?

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posted May 4, 2010

"maybe it's the way he lays the wrist back so far and maybe hyperextends it"

Yhave hit the nail on the head there. He will have to make adjustments I would think.

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posted May 4, 2010

just been looking at that f/hand on high res film and there's a lay back and a slight twist pulling the little finger side up.

doing that a million times is going to take its toll. try it yourself and feel the pull on the underside of your little finger.

tennisone and jim mclennan are great sources of high res video for players.

reading that makes me sound like a right attic geek boy but I swear I teach tennis for a living so it's work!

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posted May 4, 2010

I would never mock the quest for knowledge winkeye

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posted May 4, 2010

Re Murray, it was Hamburg 2007 when he injured his wrist when 5-1 up against Volandri.

He snapped a tendon in his wrist, I think he was back after about 3 months but it took a while to get his confidence back in his wrist.

As for Del Boy its a real shame as he could have been pushing him self well up the rankings if he was not injured this season.

One thing will be making the recovery and the other will be getting the confidence to hit the ball like he has, which may take longer.

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posted May 4, 2010

I bow before the mighty maratsafin !!!

I'm just an ignorant tennis fan laugh

Sorree blushblush

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posted May 4, 2010

now I feel bad...............dohbiggrin

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posted May 4, 2010

Seems to me that this is the only chance of andy picking up a major with delpo out and before gulbis picks up speeds...

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posted May 4, 2010

H2H
Murray 5-1 del Potro

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posted May 4, 2010

if that is correct Amazon its fine but am sure no one could see him win last years US Open - but with the fire power of these players cannot see many players getting through them. verdasco has been a fine example of this. Please understand i am andy's #1 fan but do worry about his demise recently and how he is going to assert himself again in the game.

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posted May 4, 2010

This is really a shame. I hope he makes the US open at least to defend his title. Big miss though...

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posted May 4, 2010

"Seems to me that this is the only chance of andy picking up a major with delpo out and before gulbis picks up speeds..."

The period leading up to the AO2010 final I thought that Murray was picking up speed. After that Murray had his little dip in form (an end of season type blues I guess) but now I look forward to his second coming ...

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posted May 4, 2010

Sorry to hear that. D2 was right when he said 2010 will be mostly between Federer and Nadal.

Hopefully Del Potro can recover well and start challenging again in 2011.

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posted May 4, 2010

Del potro has an super fast, flat f/hand and a very good b/hand which can end the point from most points around the baseline.

Murray seems to have regressed a little tactically this year. I think it was said best by Fed who correctly said you can't win a GS grinding through 7 best of 5 matches.

I think we'd all like to see Murray be more aggressive tactically because he certainly has the skill. whether he has the belief is another matter. I really think the next 12months are crucial to him.

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comment by BOO (U12535530)

posted May 4, 2010

Seems to me that this is the only chance of andy picking up a major with delpo out and before gulbis picks up speeds...

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Del Potro isn't a problem H2H shows this and a fully fit Murray can and would beat him.

As for Gulbis the jury is out on what he is capable of doing in the future (i.e. WINNNG tournaments), so don't hold hold your breath!

As for being andy's #1 laugh your are kidding aren't youwinkeye

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posted May 4, 2010

Yay Andy for Numero Uno !!!!!

A long time ago in a planet far far away

Cue R2D2 and C3Pio laugh

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posted May 4, 2010

Gutted for Del Potro. Can't believe this news, to wait all this time just to find out you need surgery that will keep you out for so long? I wonder if Del Potro had the best advice, in other words maybe the decision on surgery should have been made earlier, as least allowing him to come back and defend the US Open.

Felt bad for Nadal missing Wimbledon, this is worse. It's also bad for tennis, Del Potro looked like he could shake up tennis, but Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray will all have an easier time with him gone, what could have been a year of titanic battles and strong tennis has taken a bit of a knock. It can still be good but it is a sad loss this year.

But ultimately I just hope he recovers and can pick up where he left off.

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posted May 4, 2010

"ultimately I just hope he recovers and can pick up where he left off."

Yes and Davydenko also ...

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