It’s nice to be a world top-10, but to play tennis at a high level, the body sometimes suffers. There is the unforgettable Roger Federer who wants to return to the field to finish his extraordinary career in the best possible way, but at 41 he still has to understand how his knee will react after the operation and, hopefully, we will see him back on track from October. Before August, however, he will not return to the field Matteo Berrettiniwhich in the last few hours has given up for the tournaments of Montecarlo, Madrid and Rome, scheduled between April 9 and May 15. The Roman – “now in Barcelona for physiotherapy,” said his coach Vincenzo Santopadre – he is full of patches and is still tormented by his body: a problem in his hand has been added to the abdominal pain that comes and goes.
The other injured: from Medvedev to Sinner – The list of injured players is long, and is remembered by The newspaper. In addition to Matteo and Roger, there is also Russian Daniil Medvedev, for a few days number one in the world, but who has added a hernia to the trouble that Putin is causing him (in England the organizers are considering his exclusion from Wimbledon) that will keep him in the pits for a while. His rival who defeated him in the Australian Open final, Rafael Nadal, stopped his extraordinary start to the season, returning to the list of ineligible for a microfracture from stress to the ribs. Jannik Sinner instead he retired from Miami with feet full of blisters, a much less serious problem but still a symptom of the situation.
Il Giornale: “Tennis, the fault lies entirely with the business” – Guilt, however The newspaper, of “a disease called sport business: an athlete should also rest, but this need does not produce money – it is written in the newspaper – And here is the solar year of tennis, which had its right space between mid-November and late December to rest, he has now covered all possible holes and ended up having to put too many patches “. And again: “It was not enough to shorten the games, as it will also be in the Slam tournaments where the fifth set will be closed at 6-6 by a super tie-break at 10 points – the article concludes – the solution would lie in the correcting the calendar, softening the fields that are now too weary, putting a stop to increasingly extreme materials that cause injury to the physique of the champions. It will not be done though, because every piece of this tennis is now a bargain. And so tennis will fall apart “.