Saturday, September 29, 2012

Future Uncertain?

It was a relatively well-documented return to the practice court that David made. With a handful of photos from his first training session a week ago. And then those two video clips included with the previous post, a few days later. But since then - nothing, no further photos or clips. It could be that this is not a coincidence.

During the last couple of days, the rumour appeared that David's recovery isn't really progressing the way he and his team were hoping it would and that he's still in pain when he's training. The clips in the previous post show David practicing. But it was only a light practice and rumour has it that he hasn't been making much, or even any progress since.
With the start of the indoor swing now two weeks away, this raises the question whether David will manage to get fit in time for Stockholm. In the words of Danny Miche, who's among those saying that things aren't really going well for David - "future uncertain".

How uncertain David's immediate future really is and how things are going now, I'd love to know myself. But there's nothing to be heard from David or his camp. At least, this silence doesn't necessarily have to be a bad sign, as it's the normal way of things.
Right now, we can only wait for what's hopefully going to be good news...

11 comments:

  1. Geez, Julia, why do you always have to be the purveyor of doom and gloom? Just kidding. You're only telling David's story. These oblique injuries apparently can be quite troublesome. I've never heard of so many until this year. Mostly with baseball players. Hope David can get well and play some tennis before the end of the year. This has got to be depressing the hell out of him.

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    1. Yeah, doom and gloom it is once again. And the old classic - uncertainty...

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  2. like we say in French (I don't know if we use it in English...), no news is good news. David's recovery may not progress as fast as he and his team would like to, but he recovers slowly. Not sure if he'll be ready for Stockholm, but I hope the "future incertain" is only about his immediate future. Hope he can still finish the season..

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    1. I once used that phrase as a headline for a post. Back then, it didn't turn out so well... But the general future is uncertain, too. For us at least.

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  3. He should not play for the rest of the year - it is too risky to afford another injury by playing in these small tournaments. Even if he plays, I dont see he would win the tournments and climb up rapidly in the rankings.

    He should slowly rest + make the recovery. If he could, then it is highly likely we see him in 2013 (final year), if he could not, then I wont be surprised if he announces his retirement by November/December.

    I read the news on Davydenko few days ago, and he said he is now very contented to be ranked in the top50, and he wont do anything extra to push his body anymore, since he is now in his 30s.

    This is why if anyone still thinks Nalby could win a Slam, or thinks he can always beat the top10 players, or post those 'I won't watch him again' comment after he lost a match he should have won, they must wake up and be realistic!

    At least he made 1 Grand slam final, 4 SF, 5 QF, won the year-end championships once. Not a bad career (although I think it is unlikely he will be inducted into Hall of Fame).

    What a sad ending to a career of such a talented player.

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    1. So we don't know if it's the end but it's a sad ending?
      As he has said many times before, the question is not if he can play one more year but if he wants to play one more year. And as he has also said before, he has made his peace with not having won a Slam and he's proud of his career.

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  4. Not over yet, not yet. He will stay for at least two more years.

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    1. Unfortunately, he says something else.

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  5. I know we're all hoping for good news like his recovery's going well, like he's going to play next year. Its not as simple, but for one I'm very proud of what he's done in his career. Nalbys taken a lot of time from me and I'm sure u lot too but I absolutely loved every minute over the last 10/11 years watching him. I really hope so we can get good news, I love watching him no matter wat result. Don't know what tennis would be without him for me anyways. Cheers julia for everything, wen he retires, is this site gunna shut too?

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  6. VD is not going to disappear as soon as his last match is over. But it's also not going to stay around forever. So yeah, I will close it down at some point.

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    1. That's realistic but sad. I hope we'd keep in touch afterwards cuz I'd miss you guys!

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