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From Roger Federer to Kei Nishikori: Highly injury prone tennis players

Top notch tennis players are suffering from continuous injuries nowadays. Tennis aces are playing through pain and consistently breaking down in major tournaments. The greatest name in this list is that of Swiss sensation Roger Federer. Federer scripted history in July when he became the first man to win 8 Men’s singles titles in Wimbledon. The 19-time Grand slam champion was defeated by Alexander Zverev in the final of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Concerns were raised on Federer’s fitness as Zverev defeated him 6-3, 6-4. With the US Open just two weeks away, any injury would come as a huge blow to the Swiss, who has already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in a stunning 2017 season.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 August 2017, 02:19:08 PM
Roger Federer

Roger Federer

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Top notch tennis players are suffering from continuous injuries nowadays. Tennis aces are playing through pain and consistently breaking down in major tournaments. The greatest name in this list is that of Swiss sensation Roger Federer. Federer scripted history in July when he became the first man to win 8 Men’s singles titles in Wimbledon. The 19-time Grand slam champion was defeated by Alexander Zverev in the final of the Rogers Cup on Monday. Concerns were raised on Federer’s fitness as Zverev defeated him 6-3, 6-4. With the US Open just two weeks away, any injury would come as a huge blow to the Swiss, who has already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in a stunning 2017 season.
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slams in his career so far. He could have added more to that list if he did not suffer from injuries. He had to withdraw from five Grand Slams and a lot of ATP events during the course of his career. He missed the 2006 Australian Open with a foot injury and Wimbledon in 2009 with a knee injury. For three years running, Nadal has missed a major tournament. In 2012, he missed the U.S. Open with a knee injury, the 2013 Australian Open with an illness and the 2014 U.S. Open due to a wrist injury. Although he recently won the French Open, he seemed to be struggling with injuries in the Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

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World No 4 Novak Djokovic was forced to retire from recent Wimbledon quarter-final due to a persistent elbow injury. The iconic player is set to miss the rest of the season due to this injury.
Andy Murray

Andy Murray

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Andy Murray is another of the top tennis players who consistently faces problems due to injuries. Murray has always suffered from elbow injuries which in turn has led to him missing some premier tournaments.
Kei Nishikori

Kei Nishikori

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Kei Nishikori has broken a lot of records this year as he became the first Asian to ever reach a Grand Slam singles final ( U.S Open 2014) and qualify for the ATP World Tour Finals He had a chance to win a couple of other tournaments in the year, but was forced to withdraw due to leg and back injuries. Injuries troubled the Asian No. 1 in 2009 as well. He was on course to defeat Nadal for the Mutua Madrid Open this year, but had to withdraw during the final set.