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Old 02-05-2013, 04:42 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by sureshs View Post
What it is is a knee injury. There is a lot of sponsor pressure on him to return. That is why he was always thinking of coming back earlier, but did not do so due to medical advice. He injured his knees before Wimbledon, but still played through the pain against Rosol. Then he decided to look after his health and not to bow to fan and sponsor pressure. As the GOAT, people wanted him to return because they saw how tennis standards had gone down without him. So he played along saying he will be back soon, but was forced to keep postponing due to the healing time of the injury. That is all there is to it.

It is no different from any of us who try to persuade ourselves we are OK to play tennis even when we are not feeling well.
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