Roger-Pete parallel

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by Patrick Keho » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 00:14:10


In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
did an amazing job all things considered...

Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

P

 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by gregor.. » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 00:20:17


Quote:
> In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
> bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
> did an amazing job all things considered...

> Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
> in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

This doesn't sound like a serious injury - Federer was iffy about
playing Paris at all and given that he picked up a couple of wins and
that Djokovic and Murray are out he probably reckons it's not worth
playing on.

 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by wkhed » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 00:30:44


Quote:
> In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
> bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
> did an amazing job all things considered...

> Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
> in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

> P

I don't think he has any back issues, we will find out if he wins YEC.

 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by Patrick Keho » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 01:15:51


Quote:

> > In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
> > bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
> > did an amazing job all things considered...

> > Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
> > in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

> > P

> I don't think he has any back issues, we will find out if he wins YEC.

++ So... you think he's lying about his back - ?

P

 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by ew » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 02:00:14

No issue.  Fed never wanted to be in Paris anyhow.  I'm betting his back is
just fine.  And Nadal is simply out of gas.

Tennis obviouisly needs an offseason and without one the top players will
create their own.


Quote:
> In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
> bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
> did an amazing job all things considered...

> Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
> in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

> P

 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by wkhed » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 02:19:09


Quote:


> > > In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
> > > bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
> > > did an amazing job all things considered...

> > > Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
> > > in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

> > > P

> > I don't think he has any back issues, we will find out if he wins YEC.

> ++ So... you think he's lying about his back - ?

> P

Yes.
 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by Patrick Keho » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 03:00:52


Quote:



> > > > In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
> > > > bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
> > > > did an amazing job all things considered...

> > > > Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
> > > > in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

> > > > P

> > > I don't think he has any back issues, we will find out if he wins YEC.

> > ++ So... you think he's lying about his back - ?

> > P

> Yes.- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

++ You're probably correct...

P

 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by Whispe » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 03:54:55

Quote:


>> In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
>> bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
>> did an amazing job all things considered...

>> Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
>> in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

>> P

> I don't think he has any back issues, we will find out if he wins YEC.

Not necessarily - could be the mono that trips him up.
 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by pltrgys » Sun, 02 Nov 2008 04:40:07



Quote:
>++ So... you think he's [Fed's] lying about his back - ?

"Second-ranked Federer pulled out shortly before his quarterfinal against James
Blake because of a stiff back, but said it wasn't serious.

"This is the first time ever I've pulled out during a tournament, so it feels
bad," said Federer, who apologized to the crowd at the Bercy indoor arena said.
"I don't like to do it.

"Usually the back is something that takes a few days and it's better again. I'm
confident and I'm positive that hopefully it's going to get better in the next
few days."
....
Federer said he first felt a surge of pain when serving during his second-round
match against Robin Soderling on Wednesday. The pain subsided overnight but came
back in the third round against Marin Cilic when he lunged to retrieve a shot.

"Usually overnight and maybe with painkillers you sort of get over it, but I
just feel like I just can't play the way it is right now," Federer said. "I
mean, you can hit balls but you can't play professional tennis against the best
in the world."

-- Larry

 
 
 

Roger-Pete parallel

Post by Sakari Lun » Tue, 04 Nov 2008 00:52:18



Quote:



>> > > In the last 4 years of his career Pete Sampras had to fight/manage a
>> > > bad back that threw off his schedule and game from time to time... he
>> > > did an amazing job all things considered...

>> > > Is this going to be an issue for Fed moving forward? Another wrinkle
>> > > in his quest for 14? Interesting development...

>> > > P

>> > I don't think he has any back issues, we will find out if he wins YEC.

>> ++ So... you think he's lying about his back - ?

>> P

>Yes.

Surely there was something wrong, but probably not too much. Better to
rest and concentrate on Shanghai.