Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by InvisibleSoul, Feb 9, 2012.
I heard Raonic withdrew with injury.
There goes whatever miniscule chance Canada had of winning this tie. More importantly, will Milos be healthy enough to defend SJ and not jeopardize the end of his hardcourt season? His ranking will take a tumble if he doesn't defend his 250 SJ Champion points and 300 Memphis finalist points.
Having Milos play doubles yesterday sounds even more silly now.
Triple bagel coming up.
milos out - knee injury
damn, I'm concerned about San Jose too, not good at all.
They just interviewed coach Larendeau and he says the knee flared up overnight. :???: I feel sorry for all the people who paid fairly big bucks for tickets to this 'world class' event and walked into the arena today to be met with this news. What a downer. There was so much hype about this weekend and it sure has fizzled out these last couple days.
That's a real shame that Raonic has had to withdraw, as we could have been in for a great forecourt duel between him and Tsonga.
Well JustBob, guess we'll get to see if Dancevic is a better player or not, eh?
i have a feeling Milos will never be off injuries from now on.
Switzerland had it worse
Imagine those guys on the last day there.
milos more worried about san jose as well
lots like a bagel first set
it looks like Tsonga is mixing his 1hbh more and more.
who is this kid playing him btw? (rank?)
Sadly, that looks to be the truth. Way too many injuries for a 21 year old Milos. Seems to be a pattern with him.
Why isn't Raonic playing this crucial rubber??
EDIT: Just saw the earlier posts. NVM.
Apparently knee injury.
at least Dancevic tries his best and gives some good energies.
but he's no match for Jo.
* from near bagel to 5-4 is not bad..
You know, tennis isn't all about Federer. The Swiss fans have had plenty to cheer about through the years. Canada was finally getting their chance so please don't begrudge them their moment.
That said, Frankie is giving them some pretty good moments. I'm enjoying watching Jo Willie muttering to himself and looking to his bench in frustration.
Dancevic is about 170 but he hasn't played a meaningful match in six months. He's always had good potential and about five years ago he got up into the 60's and won a few matches at Wimbledon and the US Open that gave Canadians a lot of hope but he's had a significant back problem that has seen him miss a lot of time and never live up to his potential. Maybe this will provide him with the impetus to see some more success.
This is the best match of the whole Tie.....Loving Dancevic....he has so much talent but never brings the goods sometimes. It like once a year.....
He says he still growing taller.....so his frame isn't fully stabilized. He will grow out fully and then work on physique to prevent injuries......it can turn out well.
Tsonga breaks.......hoping Dancevic takes the set and Tsonga fumes in flames from pressure.
Well I do think it was smart of him not to play DC and jeopardize the rest of his year. He needs to focus on more important ATP tournaments rather than DC, let's face it. No need to aggravate a minor injury with the possibility that it could become more severe.
Certainly not for you at least.
Canada has no chance here. France will take it in this match.
Is Raonic the new Joachim Johansson?
Does this mean Milos won't come to san jose to defend his crown ?
I heard him say he is going to San Jose and will get further tested there. I guess if it all checks out he will play there.
Anyone who just had tickets for today didn't get to see Milos. They didn't get to see the 'big' matchup, although I think the match they did get to see was probably a lot more entertaining than Raonic/Tsonga would have been. They certainly got to see La Monf in full clown mode too so all was not lost.
Nadal never said he was going to play and no one should have expected him to. In fact, any reasonable person knew that his participation was highly unlikely since it was only a week after the toughest part of his season. It wasn't his fault that the media hyped up that he might come. He had just played 49 matches in four months and gotten to the finals of 8 out of the 9 tournaments he entered. I think the guy deserved a break.
Raonic, the world No. 29 from Thornhill, Ont., experienced some pain in his knee during and after Saturday's doubles match. Raonic said he experienced soreness all week while practising, but was prepared to deal with the discomfort. He said it was his decision to play doubles, rather than wait until Sunday's singles match, because the team indicated it needed him.
However, the knee got worse just before the first-set tiebreaker Saturday, and he decided not to play singles Sunday because he did not know the extent of the injury.
"It started affecting the main parts of my game, my serve and my first step," said Raonic, adding he would have been "useless" in the decisive singles match if it started hurting after one set.
After being sidelined much of 2011 with a hip injury that required surgery, he did not want to risk a similar ordeal again.
"I went through that last year," said Raonic. "I don't need that again, and we felt that, considering the condition I was in, (Dancevic) was a much better player -- as he showed today. He really played well. No matter who you put out there today, the way (Tsonga) is playing, he's tough to beat."
Raonic's injury raised questions about whether he will play in next week's ATP Tour event in San Jose. He plans to go there and get evaluated further before deciding.
"I really have no understanding of what I'm really dealing with," said Raonic. "I still need a lot more information. "That's going to be a big part of the decision."
I wouldn't play San Jose under these circumstances, with pain for a whole week already. Think larger picture, Milos.
After the Monfils dead rubber I think there was a good feeling with Canadian fans even though we lost to France. Monfils lightened the disppointment by closing the tie on a light note with his acrobatics and his engaging personality. And even Pospisil was relaxed and doing his very best. At least that's how i felt when the tie was over.
And we get another chance to stay in the World group later in the year.
Canada needs one more solid player. Can't always rely on Milos, and Nestor has to be close to retiring. Vasek is a challenger level player now and idk if he can break through and become consistent enough to be a tour regular. If Vasek can get into the top 70-80 and Dancevic can have some sort of late career comeback we’d have a solid team. Just need Milos into the top 10, Frank into the top 100 and Vasek into the top 60
OK, Raonic is scheduled to play the last match of the day tomorrow, with Kamke.
Let's see how he is.
milos won his match. didnt see the match. did he look like he was injured?
He played conservatively: not a lot of movement. Baseline FH mainly.
After serving, it seemed to me at times to hobble on the left foot.
Damn it... Raonic could and would have played against Tsonga if it were not for a misread MRI.
Did they show the Monfils clown show live on TV even though it was a dead rubber? I watched it live, and it was fun to see.
looks like he had an ultrasound, not an MRI in vancouver , being an ultrasound tech myself i can tell you a knee ultrasound is not a definitive test like and MRI and any radilogist would have a suggested an MRI to confirm any suspicion for tears.
but in canada MRI's are pretty backed up with patients and they wouldn't squeeze in somebody because of who they are.they could have gone to a private facility and paid for it if they wanted to, i'm sure tennis canada has 700 bucks to spare.
Hope this tendonitis doesn't linger too long and affect this whole year, he should take some time off during the clay season maybe to rest up for the slams.
on sportsnet, instead of "another win for milos" after every milos win, its now "not bad for a guy with a bum knee"
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