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I think Martina Hingis will come back to the tour in 3 or 4 years, am I the only one?

I mean, she's very young and she has time to recover. I hope she makes a comeback like Jennifer, and I don't think it's impossible....
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But why? I mean, is her injury so bad that she won't be able to play tennis again??
I'm sorry if I'm being a bit ignorant, it's just that I haven't read too much about her retiring.
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TheNextSabatini, yes, she is young, but, is she hungry? I don't think so. She was setting records long before the current top players were around. Generally, people stay in a profession because they love it or because they don't feel they've accomplished everything they set out to or because it's too lucrative to quit. She's made her money and at the young age of 22 the world is her oyster.

I can't comment on the severity of the injury. But, I personally think she still has the game to win because she kept getting so deep in the tournaments of the last few years. I just don't think she cares enough to study the heavy hitters and tweek her game to get over the hump. For example, she's got great hands, she moves well, and she knows that power players generally like to return power. Therefore, play the net, slice to the lines, and eat up every weak serve/return you see. It's easier said than done, but, she has the skill to pull it off.

Finally, you may notice there's no great clammer for her return from fans, colleagues, or media. I think some of that has to do with a thirst for the next new thing, some of it is people dealing with the reality, and others giving her the respect and space she needs to make her own decision. I think she's making the right move. I also thought Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson should have stayed retired the first time.
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I mean, she's very young and she has time to recover. I hope she makes a comeback like Jennifer, and I don't think it's impossible....

I think she is simply waiting for the Williams girls to lose interest after they might have sated their appetites. Hingis is the ultimate realist and she knows that the tour driven by a Willaims freight of power, precision and persistence(3Ps) is too much for her at this point, she'll be back for sure.
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First of all, she has to have those "ankles" healed so that she can play competitive tennis once more and I agree with jmp...motiviation is the next key....when you have millions in the bank....you have to be awfully committed to coming back to the strenuous rigors of the tennis circuit Realistically, I think that Martina reached her potential...so what more has she got to prove?? Happy retirement Marti


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Martina is not coming back. IMO, if she can't keep up with the girls now, and if she does come back she will be ranked outside the top 10 and Martina wouldn't be happy with that. We all know that she will not be content on being ranked in the 20's.

Also, her injury is very serious. I believe her when she says that she is having problems practicing, and won't be able to compete with the girls if she can't do so. So I wish her all the happiness. She is going to school and taking up english and really enjoying herself. I'm happy that we all had the time to see her reach some of her goals, but now she is in another phase of her life.
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You don't understand the injury! Someone I know well who has the excatly injury and it didn't recovery for three years now. It won't recovery back to the normal!


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