The large samtalemne at the ongoing ATP Cup in Australia is not tennisspillet. It is also not tennis players. Then, it is a set of famous elbows.
they belong to The Germany coach, Boris Becker - and they are not like the others.
the former star suffers from namely of Olecranon Bursitis. It is an inflammatory response, which typically occurs, if a lot rests on his elbows - why the disorder has been given the popular name 'studenteralbue'.
This means that your elbows to swell up. Typically the size of a golf ball, but in the Becker case as a tennis ball. Perhaps very appropriate for a set of tennisalbuer ...
About Becker has been sitting a lot with his elbows on the table, or if he randomly has been affected by the disorder, which also occurs in connection with psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, is not known.
But he is still completely aware that there is something wrong. When he last year was seen the abnormal elbows, he explained German Bild that he has received much treatment and no longer want to do something about it.
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- I have had enough surgeries in the last few years. I will not have more and waiting therefore.
- So long as I don't have pain, bothers my elbows me not, he said at the time.
And they generate clearly continue to don't the former verdensetter and seksfoldige Grand Slam winner. In any case, he is fine in vigor in Brisbane, where Germany plays its preliminary matches.
Here it goes a little up and down. It was a stinging 3-0 defeat in the first puljekamp against Australia, while it became a little redress in the 2-1 victory over Greece. Tuesday meetings in Germany, Canada, in a direct battle for second place, which can give access to the quarter-finals.
But as it is only the two best of the six twos that goes on, it requires a win of 3-0 and a short process in all matches, while the other results goes their way in the other groups.
Within the last two days it is only Serbia and Australia, who have gone further.
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