Rafter update (spoiler) was "Rafter's injury"

Rafter update (spoiler) was "Rafter's injury"

Post by Gerar » Fri, 17 Mar 2000 04:00:00

Well Rafter lost to Corretja last night.  Rafter himself said the shoulder
is not up to speed where he can "kick serve" for most of  the match.  He
also stated that the court doesn't take the kick like it did the past.  The
telling thing was that he almost flat out said his shoulder was giving him
more than the usual problems (usual tightness, fatigue) and seemed to catch
himself.  Finally, he is psyched about DC which makes me believe that he
probably will start cutting back on the other events.  

Rafter seemed to be physically there except his serve.  He moved all right
but starting getting sluggish in the final set where he dropped serve
twice.

The ESPN stat was Rafter is 3-3 for the year, which isn't all that bad
considering he's been out for so long.