Do you feel Blake is stiff?

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  1. MaxT

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    Looking at Blake, quickness aside, I have a feeling he is stiff. In the sense that he is not flexible enough with his body parts. I heard that when he was young he was fitted into a cast of sort. May be that is why? Perhaps he should do some yoga.
     
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    What's his flex rating?
     
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    He had scoliosis and had to wear a back brace for many years, if I remember correctly.
     
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    That's probably why he doesn't arch his back and why he stands very upright with good posture.
     
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  5. Nike Man

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    Didn't he break his neck by colliding with a net post?
     
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  6. cghipp

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    Yes, he did break his neck, and then contracted shingles during his recovery. During that time he was out, his father was dying from stomach cancer. He's really been through it lately and I have a lot of admiration for him for getting back into form so quickly.
     
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    blake is smooooooth:)
     
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  8. habib

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    Dude, this is a family board.
     
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  9. 35ft6

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    He had to wear some kind of brace for a few years as a kid, too. Hard to not root for a guy who's gone through so many crappy situations, just any ONE of which would probably be enough to emotionally incapacitate many Americans.
     
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  10. snoflewis

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    lol...not that story AGAIN!

    anyway...i guess scoliosis also explains why his back is so straight on his serves as well.
     
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  11. kaiotic

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    rather watch Blake play than Roddick. Roddick has such an ugly style.

    where's Marat Safin these days? is he another Goran Ivanisevic?
     
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  12. mileslong

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    what the hell does that mean? like americans are easier to incapacitate than other nationalities?
     
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  13. D-man

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    i heard he has a metal rod in his back..
     
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  14. framebreaker

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    i have a metal rod in my roddick
     
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  15. 35ft6

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    Yeah, probably. One of the down sides of living in such relative prosperity.
     
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    Also one of the last western countries to abolish slavery....and nuke
    100,000s of Japanese women and children.

    great country,go usa(!)


    on topic. what to you expect HE DID break his neck
     
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  17. habib

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    And god knows how many weapon manufacturing plants that the Japanese conviniently built right smack in the middle of their biggest urban areas.
    *shrug* Better than most, of not all.
    Jeez, yeah, no kidding. That he managed to overcome any mental blocks after a horrendous injury like that alone speaks volumes.
     
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    Try moving the way he does on court - you can't do that while being stiff. He just has exceptional posture.
     
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