Originally Posted by prr_rrp
Venus will suddenly start feeling the effects of her injury ONLY if she finds herself on the losing side otherwise everything wil be fine and sundry Berlin land . I 'd expect a obsessive fan like you to know this already
You are actually right.
It is known quite well that when players seem to be winning when they are injured, it is very much due to the adrenaline they are experiencing while they are winning.
When you are losing, you are not as pumped up, and the adrenaline is not there.
The adrenaline, in a way, acts as pain reliever. It relieves whatever pain you may have, just like Venus at the SF of Wimbledon last year, or Justine at the US Open last year.
But then, when you start to lose, the adrenaline rush fades, and the pain of the injury sets in, like the finals of Wimbledon, even though Venus' adrenaline level was not too high during that match.
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