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There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

On both tours.

Did you notice that Federer is never injured despite playing tons of matches?
Could be coincidence, but I doubt it.

He is probably the fittest player on the ATP Tour. He's among the fastest, and no one moves as fluently as he does.
I'm sure he would NEVER suffer an injury like Pierce did just because he is a much better mover.

Then, lots of injuries probably happen because of bad/stressful shot techniques. Others because of bad scheduling, over-playing, over-working in practice.
Also, many many problems come from over-playing at very young age, especially for girls. See players like Graf, Seles, Capriati, the Williamses and many others who had more and more injury trouble the older they got

Federer has perfected all these categories to the max.

I'm not saying that players like Sharapova should change to a Federer-like one-handed backhand. But there are many other things that can be done just by putting more professionalism into all the elements that are part of being a tennis pro.
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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

some players are more prone to injuries and some are not.
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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

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some players are more prone to injuries and some are not.
I don't think it is that simple.
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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

Thats the thing... not everyone grew up in the same environment as him...
Players developed different techniquezzz...

Federer doesnt change his techniques becuase he doesnt need to, cuz theres probably only one person that can breakdown his shot... He could play the same game to everyone without even raising his level...

And i think that you know that mens body is different that womens right....
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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

federe was injured last year, he's great but not perfect

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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

These days the women are pushing themselves as hard as they can, and even more. It's not the same as the ATP I guess. I just hope all the injuries will stop one day
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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

I wouldn't say Federer has a much better workout routine then others on the tour, because all the players on the tour are professional and they train hard to stay in top shape(with the exception of maybe Serena Williams). I have seen quite a few freak injuries over this past year as well. For example Tati Golovin turning her ankle. That has nothing to do with the lack of her training. It is just a freak injury. and those things happen when you put 100% effort into your game. Also players like Kim Clijsters will get injured more because of the type of game she plays and the shots she makes. It has nothing to do with players lack of training, because they all put alot of effort into there game.
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I wouldn't say Federer has a much better workout routine then others on the tour, because all the players on the tour are professional and they train hard to stay in top shape(with the exception of maybe Serena Williams). I have seen quite a few freak injuries over this past year as well. For example Tati Golovin turning her ankle. That has nothing to do with the lack of her training. It is just a freak injury. and those things happen when you put 100% effort into your game. Also players like Kim Clijsters will get injured more because of the type of game she plays and the shots she makes. It has nothing to do with players lack of training, because they all put alot of effort into there game.
what the hell do you know about serena's training. Are you there when she's training. Stop making comments about things you no nothing about.
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I have seen quite a few freak injuries over this past year as well. For example Tati Golovin turning her ankle. That has nothing to do with the lack of her training. It is just a freak injury. and those things happen when you put 100% effort into your game. Also players like Kim Clijsters will get injured more because of the type of game she plays and the shots she makes. It has nothing to do with players lack of training, because they all put alot of effort into there game.
Also poor Mary Pierce

I think culturally the media still heavily promote a stereotype of a unfit, very low strength, anorexic female figure. It's almost as if we are still stuck in the Victorian age (19th century)
If and when, a toned, honed and strong female player comes along then she gets the proverbial kac beaten out of her by the misogynistic media and the less mentally and psychologically advanced members of the womens tour.
We have all seen and heard their behaviour before and no doubt we will again.
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He doesn't get injured because he sold his soul to the Devil. No one can be that good and almost never get injured. It's so obvious.
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He doesn't get injured because he sold his soul to the Devil. No one can be that good and almost never get injured. It's so obvious.

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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

I think Sharapova is actually pretty professional compared to some of the other top players.

It's because she wants it enough to work for it which I think is the difference between her and some of her more often injured colleagues.
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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

Pierce's injury is an accident that can happen to anyone including Federer whats the point of including that in your post

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He doesn't get injured because he sold his soul to the Devil. No one can be that good and almost never get injured. It's so obvious.
God, I can't stop laughing

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Re: There would be a lot less injuries if all players were as professional as Federer.

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Pierce's injury is an accident that can happen to anyone including Federer whats the point of including that in your post
I have seen this kind of injury twice in tennis: Pierce and Medina Garrigues.

In the Medina Garrigues case, the commentator pointed out that Anabel moved badly right before it happened. And Mary ... well.

I think players who are somewhat um flat-footed are much more likely to suffer that injury. But I'm no expert on that matter.
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