Roger Federer won today in three sets over Andrea Seppi in the Doha quarterfinals. But the news isn’t all good.
According to Swiss journalist Rene Stauffer (who also wrote a book about Roger), Federer was suffering from a bad back today that very nearly prevented him from even taking the court.
Stauffer tweeted: “Federer has a bad back: ‘I wasn’t sure if i was going to play ag Seppi’, he revealed in Doha. It happened ag Zemlja (Wednesday).”
Federer had back troubles in the past so there is cause for concern. And he is 30.
Federer had dominated Seppi now 8-0 in their career series, but today was the first time the Italian had ever managed a set.
Also, we are not even a week into the season and already the injuries are really piling up with Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and now Federer nursing ailments.
Federer is scheduled to play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals. If Roger’s back is that bad will the match even happen tomorrow?
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