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GoDominique
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:10 PM
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.

Brooklyn90
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:16 PM
some players are more prone to injuries and some are not.

GoDominique
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:18 PM
some players are more prone to injuries and some are not.
I don't think it is that simple.

7~LV3
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:28 PM
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....

Princeza
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:29 PM
federe was injured last year, he's great but not perfect

Craigy
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:29 PM
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 :rolleyes:

Gooner
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:35 PM
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.

olivia100
Nov 19th, 2006, 05:55 PM
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.

SpankMe
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:31 PM
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 :sad:

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. :rolleyes: :(

Tripp
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:36 PM
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.

Princeza
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:40 PM
:lol: 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.

:lol: :lol:

Kart
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:41 PM
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.

Viktymise
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:44 PM
Pierce's injury is an accident that can happen to anyone including Federer whats the point of including that in your post :scratch:

Dexter
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:48 PM
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 :haha: :rolls:

GoDominique
Nov 19th, 2006, 06:50 PM
Pierce's injury is an accident that can happen to anyone including Federer whats the point of including that in your post :scratch:
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.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Nov 19th, 2006, 10:19 PM
I prefer the injuries .

darrinbaker00
Nov 20th, 2006, 03:15 AM
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.
He knows as much about Serena's training as you do about "Martin" Hingis' love life. ;)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Nov 20th, 2006, 07:56 AM
This is a pointless thread because in tennis you're bound to get injured at some point and time. It's almost inevitable if you think about it, anyone who plays the game knows this. Some injuries are just more serious than others. On a side note, I'm sure the people in Basel know all too well how Federer is not immune to injuries.

pooh14
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:03 AM
#1, some players are more prone to injury
#2, some players game is more prone to injury. if you notice, hingis and patty rarely get injured. this is probably because they don't use much power to their game. maybe the power game has caused more injury to players

ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 20th, 2006, 08:03 AM
How does "professional" linked to injuries?

No two player has the same styles and technique of play - while it might be confortable for you, the same can't be said about me.

Kunal
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:46 AM
i dont think he plays too many tournies...he balances it just right.

Justine Fan
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:48 AM
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.

:haha: :haha: :rolleyes:

And of course you know about her training because you, Serena and Venus are bessy mates as you've stated before :rolleyes: :lol: :lol:

Shut up Special600 from ESPN!

Justine Fan
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:51 AM
He knows as much about Serena's training as you do about "Martin" Hingis' love life. ;)

:yeah:

Way to go Darrin :lol:

Ben.
Nov 20th, 2006, 09:54 AM
in tennis, well in any sport really u r gonna get injured & it's just that some others r more injury prone cause of the different type of games they play.

thread is just completely pointless if u ask me. injuries happen 2 tennis players depending on the type of game they play.

vutt
Nov 20th, 2006, 11:12 AM
in tennis, well in any sport really u r gonna get injured & it's just that some others r more injury prone cause of the different type of games they play.

thread is just completely pointless if u ask me. injuries happen 2 tennis players depending on the type of game they play.

Don't think so. I'm pretty sure it's more related to how much each and everyone prepares physically. Or to be more precise - how far player pushes herself in relation what her body can do or can not. Wise players know thier limits.

So in that sense I even agree to some extent with GoDominique.
wow I can't belive I just said so.

Para
Nov 20th, 2006, 11:54 AM
#1, some players are more prone to injury
#2, some players game is more prone to injury. if you notice, hingis and patty rarely get injured. this is probably because they don't use much power to their game. maybe the power game has caused more injury to players

As for #2
Dementieva uses power but is rarely injured. Maybe "we" should recommend power players to develop an inconsistent serve :tape:
JHH and Mauresmo are prone to injuries, maybe playing with variety cause players to be injured :tape:

No, let's just stick with #1

Yuri Sharapov
Nov 20th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Ladies are more injury prone than males because of their thinner bones and fragile joints. So we compare apples to oranges here.