Don't really care about the clay season but Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami are gonna be so much worse now.
If he gets a kind draw at Wimbledon and can play himself into form hopefully he'll be ok there. Maybe this will lower his expectations and we'll get a free swining 2017'erer.Or Wimbledon, if he somehow manages to get the issue of not playing enough under control. He will need it.
Take care my friend, we'll see you back on lush green lawns of Europe.Last time he had such break, he returned stronger than ever. And it's sounds like he is having just a minor surgery.
Let's see what happens, but I think he should be fresh, healthy and rejuvenated by the time of the grass season.
Well, he can't have a control over everything. If it bothered him it was either playing on until the tournament is over for him, or just forfeit and withdraw (difficult decision when it comes to Majors). Besides, as long as it didn't cause more serious problem, he still achieved quite a lot, considering the circumstances.This is what happens when you push yourself to limits. Same happened after Raonic loss in Wimbledon 16. And this time two five setter comebacks saving match points cost him almost half of the season.
The concentration of effort will not be 3 consecutive rounds (QF, SF, F) so in that sense it might be better. Tougher matches split apart by relatively easier rounds effectively makes 7 consecutive matches played at a more even pace. Lots of assumptions here as he might not even go 7 rounds considering the news about his minor knee operation.Only thing for him though is, he will need to likely go three of them then to win Wimbledon.
I’m not saying his knee was the issue at the AO, I was merely responding to someone who doubted he was injured during the AO. Anyone watching his matches could clearly see he was hampered during the second week.I don't think it's the same issue at all but we'd have to ask him. It was obvious he was having a problem but I can't tie the two together.
Groin injury.I don't think it's the same issue at all but we'd have to ask him. It was obvious he was having a problem but I can't tie the two together.
If the clay season started now with Dubai, IW, Miami coming after I think he would've played the last 3 tournaments. I assume he could be back on court within 2 months but doesn't give a flying F about clay at this point and who can blame him.Bad news is he will lose a lot of points and be set back for a while after returning. Good news is that he said it was minor surgery so maybe he won't be setback too much. Wish him a speedy recovery.
Meh. Some exceptional botting to make losses in those sets respectable then. Perhaps he should have pulled out, since the injury ended up sidelining him for several months.