Federer's back

He's got some problems with his back multiple times.



Not to mention 2019 USO, where that injury prevented him from his epic 21st GS win, that's why he lost the QF to Dimitrov (led 2-1, just 11 points away from the SF).

Fingers crossed he won't be suffering any more back injuries after a knee recovery.
I'm sure here comes a strong 2023 season, like Tony Godsick said.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Not to mention 2019 USO, where that injury prevented him from his epic 21st GS win, .
Yeah, Federer the hypothetical GOAT that wins all hypothetical scenarios. 38 years old Federer, an old man with 0 US open titles since 2008, was going to win the US Open title beating back-to-back the wall Medvedev, 15 years younger than him, and Nadal, the USO King in the 2010s decade.

If that helps you to cope, you can have that hypothetical USO title. I prefer the real-life title.



 
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Wander

Hall of Fame
His back has been such a problem through many years of his career that I didn't even realize that the title was a pun until reading the second message.
 

initialize

Hall of Fame
Yeah, Federer the hypothetical GOAT that wins all hypothetical scenarios. 38 years old Federer, an old man with 0 US open titles since 2008, was going to win the US Open title beating back-to-back the wall Medvedev, 15 years younger than him, and Nadal, the USO King in the 2010s decade.

If that helps you to cope, you can have that hypothetical USO title. I prefer the real-life title.



Why so salty? The funny thing is Roger generally keeps his legitimate injuries quiet and doesn’t make excuses for his losses even when he’s injured/sick (ala 2008). Nadal on the other hand…. :-D
 

ewiewp

Hall of Fame
He's got some problems with his back multiple times.



Not to mention 2019 USO, where that injury prevented him from his epic 21st GS win, that's why he lost the QF to Dimitrov (led 2-1, just 11 points away from the SF).

Fingers crossed he won't be suffering any more back injuries after a knee recovery.
I'm sure here comes a strong 2023 season, like Tony Godsick said.
He has been known to have chronic back problems on and off, pretty much since the beginning of his tour career.

For example, he almost retired from the 2nd round of his 1st Wimbledon title, due to the same lower back problems at the age of 22.
He won his 1st slam on pain killer pills, so to speak.

I've also heard he has had pretty serious shoulder surgery in his teens but I'm not sure if it's a fact.
He is no way free from injuries.
 
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