May 11, 2008

What the f@#% is going on at the semifinals?!

Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka just got free tickets to enter the final at Rome Open.

What the heck is going on? There are two injuries in the semifinals where Radek Stepanek had to stop playing due to wrist injury and overheating while Andy Roddick had to pull out due to a back problem. And the day before, during one of the quarterfinal, Nicolas Almagro had to retire while playing against Djokovic due to wrist injury.

Stepanek complaining wrist injury and overheating.

Roddick experiencing back injury.

Perhaps it's a bad timing for the Italian Masters. These players are having physical injuries and there's nothing can be done to avoid it. These retirements are definitely not the same as Djokovic's pull from Monte Carlo recently. Hopefully Djokovic-virus won't spread and spoil the world of men's tennis.

(Images from (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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