Nadal’s Knees

The men’s semi-finals are upon us at the 2014 French Open, and lo and behold who is still in the bracket?  The incomparable Rafael Nadal of course.

It seems appropriate to re-visit our 2013 blog post on Rafa and his knees.  Let’s hope they hold out, and that sport (and not injury) determines the Men’s champion at Roland Garros!

(speaking of knees, in that ‘other’ big sporting event known as the World Cup, let’s hope Cristiano Ronaldo’s knees hold out!)

Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine Blog

715px-AFONSONADAL Rafael Nadal, invincible on clay, just might be beaten by this man in table tennis (Portuguese Table Tennis Coach Afonso Vilela)

What a great week it has been at the French Open in Paris.  As I write, I see that Serena Williams has just closed out Maria Sharapova in straight sets to regain the title she last held 11 years ago in 2002.  The men’s final is set for tomorrow, with the incomparable Rafael Nadal facing his Spanish countryman David Ferrer after outlasting Novak Djokovic in an epic five-set semi-final match.

Like many of this blog’s readers, I have been amazed and entertained by men’s tennis over the last decade.  It truly is a golden era for the sport, with Federer and Nadal and Djokovic and Murray each seeming to outdo the other in feats of tennis heroics.  Just yesterday Nadal made an amazing between the legs shot in…

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About sportingjim
I work at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA, where I am a specialist in pediatric sports medicine. My academic appointment as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics is through Ohio State University. I am a public health advocate for kids' health and safety. I am also the Emerging Media Editor for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

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