Is Novak Djokovic’s Right Wrist Bothering Him Again?
by Tom Gainey | June 19th, 2014, 10:38 am
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Novak Djokovic withdrew earlier today from the Boodles event in London. The reason could be because of his right wrist, that according to the French magazine L’Equipe who said the Serb withdrew as a precautionary measure.

Djokovic first injured the wrist in April after Miami. After withdrawing from Madrid the Serb hasn’t shown any discomfort with the injury since. Today’s news, though, doesn’t sound good for Wimbledon.

The former champion is slated to be the top seed when Wimbledon begins on Monday. The draw comes out Friday.


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71 Comments for Is Novak Djokovic’s Right Wrist Bothering Him Again?

judee Says:

i do not think that the wrist is bothering him


judee Says:

it could be something else


senorita Says:

Gamesmanship.


Goatexpert Says:

He is just a broken man right now. Wrist is the least of his problems. He needs to start showing up in slam finals. Anyway, doesn’t matter that much for Wimbledon. He has won it, won’t have that much burning desire, and grass isn’t his favored surface anyway. He probably can’t take the No. 1 ranking either, since Nadal is more likely to gain some points. His best bet is to lie low, have his kid, then show up properly for the hard court season (not like last year).


jane Says:

he’s been playing boodles for 3 years now, including after RG 2012 and 2013 losses so it’s nothing to do with the recent loss, i should think. hopefully whatever is going on is nothing serious. wrist issues can be tricky.


Humble Rafa Says:

Very disappointed in the Egg Lover.

There is a rule in complaining about injuries. You cannot complain about the same injury 8 times in a row. You have to mix it up. Look up my injury timeline.

Sure, the knee is in pain all the time. But I mix it up.

#learnfromexperts#


jonathan Says:

Heading Into Wimbledon Novak Djokovic’s Wrist Is Still Not 100%, When Will It Be?


Giles Says:

HR. lol


judee Says:

@jonathan lol


roy Says:

his wrist is injured because he’s a ‘grinder’ who doesn’t play aggressive tennis and finish points.
he stays too far behind the baseline and grinds. that’s why he’s injured. he doesn’t take the ball early like federer and make ballet on court. that’s why he’s injured.

i think his career will end next year because there’s no way he’ll have federer’s longevity with such an injury prone grinder style full of boring shots and grinding.


jonathan Says:

Bad Wrist Rules lol


Humble Rafa Says:

i think his career will end next year because there’s no way he’ll have federer’s longevity with such an injury prone grinder style full of boring shots and grinding.

I was wondering how some genius didn’t use this sad injury to bring Arrogant One into the discussion.

There is only 1 purpose in life for some peple…

Here is an test for you. Tie this to the Arrogant One if you can.

“Monkey ate a banana.”

Answers due by noon tomorrow.


funches Says:

I remember that time Rafa had the banana problem on court at Roland Garros, I think against Mathieu.

Federer never has to est a banana on court.


Tracy H Says:

No, the arrogant one would never do such a common thing as eat a banana on court. I’m tempted to suggest somewhere he could shove one, but it’s rude, so I won’t.

Has Nadal got time to have banana trouble on court? What with the water bottles, avoiding the lines, fiddling with his nose, ears, hair, not to mention constantly pulling his shorts out if his rear end, I would have thought bananas would be the least of his worries.


Kimberly Says:

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Susan Says:

To judee, what other did you think is wrong with Djokovic if not that wrist injury again?


Michael Says:

I just hope the wrist injury is not grave as being imagined. Novak needs to win Wimbledon which would be the determinant for his future conquests. At present, his confidence is a bit low considering the number of grand slam finals he has made without registering a win. He cannot afford another one.


Hamza Says:

Novak should be fine. The Boodles is an exhibition anyway. He can make up for that with a practice match with somebody in one of his practice sessions.

Hoping this time the big 4 make it deep into the second week to make it a cracking Wimbledon. I’d be super disappointed if Rafa goes out third time in a row in the first week.


Ash Says:

First Murray gets moved up to number 3 per the formula then he gets the easiest quarter.Is this all just a coincidence????


judee Says:

poor nadal very difficult draw for him


van orten Says:

murray will not win wimby this year. no way


van orten Says:

tough draw nadal ?? not really


van orten Says:

fed in same half as nadal. revenge time is coming


judee Says:

too early to think about semi nadal has to pass the first round


tweener Says:

LOL! Rosol to meet Nadal in 2nd round.


judee Says:

Projected men’s quarter finals djokovic-berdych Murray -ferrer wawrinka – federer raonic-nadal


Steve27 Says:

I wonder why he doesnt play Queens or Halle. He is not Borg, Sampras or Federer even he won it in 2011 without a warm up event.


jonathan Says:

van orten, nah, Rafa got his revenge in 2008 and all slam meetings since.


Okiegal Says:

Should Rafa get knocked out early, one thing is for sure it will be the topic of conversation for years to come. The Rosol loss will go down in the annals of tennis history as the most talked about match ever…….simply because it was Rafa Nadal. If had been Novak, Murray, or Roger……done deal, dusted and put away…….but this loss rears its ugly head time and time again. I think it odd that a loss is remembered more than a win, but such is life and human nature…….I suppose. Sad that jealousy will cause a person to belittle another person because of failure.


Giles Says:

@Okiegal. The commies and journos will never ever keep their traps shut over that loss to Rosol. Do they ever talk about Fed’s loss to Stakhovsky last year? No they don’t and they should, after all it’s fed who has won 7(?) Wimbys. These guys are all fed bandwagoners and Rafa biased. And now they are smacking their chops at another Rafa/Rosol encounter. My money is on Rafa should that take place.
Vamos Rafa!


WTF Says:

His wrist was supposed to rule him out of the French Open, and then a week later he won Rome, beating Nadal in the final.

Federer called him out on that. The dude has miraculous recovery skills and I don’t doubt he will be in the final of Wimbledon.


Okiegal Says:

@Giles

You are so right. Will it ever end?? Probably not…….because Rafa is such good subject matter! LOL


Giles Says:

http://tennis.about.com/od/playersmale/ss/roger_federer_photos_grand_slam_history_4.htm
skeezer. This pic is better.
Nadal the Great stopped fed from winning his 6th consecutive Wimbledon title.
Remember 2008?
What a joyous moment indeed!
Vamos Rafa!


Gorgeous George Says:

True sportsman.

I’ve never seen anyone this happy to see another player presented with the trophy….

http://tinyurl.com/pa79npf


Giles Says:

Hey skeezer. You wanna play the pictures game? You’re on! Lol


skeezer Says:

And the Cult tit for tat tries a weak comeback once again.
#trysomethingoriginal
#maybeHRcanhelpu


Okiegal Says:

@Giles…..@GG

You two are so funny! Loved these pix so much!
A big THANKS for posting the links.

VAMOS RAFA!!


Gorgeous George Says:

Why bother? Originality is only wasted on those that enjoy the suffering of others.

Tit for tat is all that this behaviour deserves!

My pleasure Okie!!!

VAMOS RAFA!!


Gorgeous George Says:

Moderation here is so hypocritical.

skeezer posts a link with Nadal in pain and my post is nothing different.

I’m pretty sure skeezer has not been placed in moderation as I have.

Soft skinned Fed fans these moderators! Only going to get worse when Fed goes out again at Wimbly lol.

pfft.


Gorgeous George Says:

Why bother? Originality is only wasted on those that enjoy the suffering of others.

Tit for tat is all that this behaviour deserves!

My pleasure Okie!!! Any time!

VAMOS RAFA!!


Giles Says:

@GG. Almost all the Rafans are under moderation, not so the fedfans. It should be the other way round. This is sheer favouritism, and I feel like I am at school all over again.
Tennis X Moderators. Give the Rafa fans a break please and look more closely at posts of other fan bases.
Does @skeezer’s posts meet with your approval? Oh yes I’m sure it does, he’s a Fedfan after all. And what of CDP posting obscenities!!
#BeFair
#NoFavouritism


contador Says:

Whatever happened to A Tango Lad and Translated Age?

Did Gorgeous George take their place? lol…


Okiegal Says:

I guess certain tennis fans do want to see Rafa slip and fall and hurt something……then they have something to talk about……Rafa whining about an injury, their favorite topic! I can’t really blame them, however, he’s number one on my topic list too….just like he holds the #1 ranking of the ATP!


skeezer Says:

A lot of Cult whiners here, lol. Now there sayin the pic shows Rafa in pain. LMAO.
#seriouseffect


contador Says:

@skeezer

That was an interesting read about the Wimbledon grass in the WSJ.

And the picture had nothing more to do with anything but to highlight what the article was saying – grass is slippery.


skeezer Says:

contador,
Ahhhhh someone actually read the article. Ues it was a good read. And your description of the photo,,,spot on ;).

#wimbyrocks


Okiegal Says:

Feli won Eastbourne……will he carry confidence into Wimby with this win?? Sure hope so!!


Okiegal Says:

I just read an article about Novak’s wrist problem. He said changing from clay to grass he felt a sensation in his wrist during his practice sessions. It sounds strange to me that when hitting the ball, whether serving or returning, that a type of surface would cause it to flare up. Not ever having played the game, I don’t suppose I would understand. Is there anyone out there who could explain this to me in 50 words or less?? LOL


skeezer Says:

^Sure.
Grass the ball bounces more at you, rather than Clay, which bounces more up. The force you put on your worst could/can be entirely different. Your wrist is a very finicky joint, doesn’t take much to put it out of wack. Those who have ever hurt there wrist know.

^think that was 50 words or less ;)


skeezer Says:

worst=wrist


Gorgeous George Says:

their=their


calmdownplease Says:

`It sounds strange to me that when hitting the ball, whether serving or returning, that a type of surface would cause it to flare up`

I believe they change the balls from tournament to tournament often too. So issues might flare up due to the different and new stresses applied as one accomodates the different spin/weight/speed etc as well as the new court conditions. There have been requests from a lot of the players to use the same ball type for the whole year, so the players dont have to deal with this.
Could be a reason.
More than 50 words but hey you aint got no prizes to offer anyway :)


calmdownplease Says:

@giles

`And what of CDP posting obscenities!!

Oh lawdy!
Don’t get into such a tizzy about a single solitary f bomb.
Just say your hail marys and wash out your eyes with bleach and you’ll be as right as rain again.
Promise ya :)


jane Says:

nole said it flared with the changing of the surfaces. he first noticed symptoms when he went from winning miami on hard to practicing on clay. he noticed it pre-monte carlo and wore tape on it. he said he noticed it again when changing from clay to grass. His words:

“It’s the first time that I have problems with the wrist. I started feeling it before Monte Carlo tournament started.”

“I played Monte Carlo under strange conditions, under a lot of pain. I decided to skip Madrid, which was a good decision, because I played pain-free in Rome and Roland Garros.”

“Right now I don’t feel any pain. But I felt like when I’m changing surfaces, especially from clay to grass, in the opening few days of the practice here got a little bit of a strange sensation in the wrist.

“Now it’s fine, so hopefully it can stay that way.”

it seems skeezer and calmdownplease offer good explanations about change in bounce, balls, and impact zones on varying surfaces.


contador Says:

What I found interesting watching Kerber play was how low she gets (knee bending), when making many shots. Dimitrov lowers his center of gravity too, by diving for it. Nole lowers his center of gravity by doing the splits, ect…

Lopez vs Gasquet was a great match on grass. THEIR games appeared well suited for the grass THERE at Eastbourne.

Grammar tip: the above sentence is an example of the usage of their vs there.

There – a place to go = We go there. There you go.
Their – belongs to them = That is their best shot.
They’re – contraction for ‘they are’

Any others? Grammar confession: I mix up past and present tenses when constructing many sentences and it makes the message I am attempting to convey very confusing to the reader.


contador Says:

As far as what is damaging to a wrist, I wonder wrist pain and damage is increased by having to play certain players. For example returning the Isner serve after 5 sets of play, on any surface, seems like it would be terrible for a wrist, arm, or any part of a body.


jane Says:

that makes sense contador. nole played guys with huge serve at the french in cilic, raonic and gulbis, and even tsonga but he was not playing well at the french. maybe nole felt some residual effects? as for grammar, a lot of people misuse then and than as well as lose and loose.


jane Says:

serves* plural, oops


contador Says:

Omg, I could be editing my sentences all day and night long, jane :D

Then vs Than

My nose is bigger than your nose. When I get some tissues, then I will be able to accompany you to the park. My allergies seem to be worse than they were last season. If we are clear, then we can move on.


contador Says:

I was thinking of Gulbis and Raonic, too, jane.

Or someone with a very heavy forehand – like Forehando Gonzalez.

Very certain that dealing with too many of Rafa’s punishing shots is the reason for much of Roger’s pain in the back side.


contador Says:

Lose VS Loose

Loose rhymes with noose: try to remember that rhyme and you will cut back on loose vs lose mistakes. The dog was off the chain and on the loose. Better get a noose for that goose before it gets loose.

Lose sounds like it should be spelled like “looze.” And lose rhymes with Booze.

I hope Ernie does not drink too much booze tonight and lose his match tomorrow.


Okiegal Says:

@Skeezer

Thanks…..I was teasing about the 50 words or less comment. LOL I don’t want you to think that I was making an insinuation that Novak was gold bricking, because I know he isn’t. I am confident he has a legit injury. I’m not so sure everyone does, but I certainly do. Was just curious how that could happen…..thanx again, appreciate it!

I’m ready for grass too! Can’t wait. Good luck to Fed and the rest of the pack! Looking forward to seeing some great matches in the next two weeks.

#noearlyupsets


jane Says:

contador!! you’ve solved all my problems. i know, now, i have only to tell my hormone-addled students that lose rhymes with booze and they will never forget it. woot!


Okiegal Says:

@Skeezer 5:12

I read right through that on that first post….I originally read it as wrist…..you don’t have to correct anything for me, I read between the lines….also read their and not there! LOL


contador Says:

Glad I can be a help to unfortunate hormone-addled students, any time, jane!

Just sitting here watching the Tennis Channel special on Andy Murray….so good…hope the Murray fans have seen it.

Thinking of going back and making another bracket that has Andy winning Wimbles again.


Okiegal Says:

After scrolling down and reading all the responses to my question……I have a few more people to thank! The feedback was great from everyone. I enjoyed each person’s input. Helped me out a bunch, I can see now how the wrist could be impacted by the different variables presented. Calm down, Contador, Jane and again Skeezer……it was nice of you all to take the time to enlighten me.


Okiegal Says:

Tennis Xers…..I’m watching the best movie of all time…….has nothing to do with tennis, however, well maybe conditioning oneself to eat 50 eggs could be akin to getting ready for Wimby…LOL. The classic movie….”Cool Hand Luke”……Paul Newman at his best!! Good night!!


contador Says:

Have you filled out a bracket on Kimberli’s Racquet Bracket @ Okiegal? It is fun. There is still plenty of time left, too.


Okiegal Says:

@Contador

Your explanation of loose was along the same lines of how I learned the difference……we said “loose as a goose”…..LOL then when I came across lose, the rhyme would come to mind and bingo, it was clear as glass!!

#English major
…….#not


Okiegal Says:

@Contador

No I haven’t……I need to get my personal computer Guru to show me how…..I am much better in the English dept than I am with computer skills! LOL I might try to figure it out. Thanks for reminding me….forgot!

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