Novak Djokovic‘s harm to his proper wrist, which hindered him in his loss to Alex de Minaur within the quarter-finals of the United Cup, is one more consequence of the fixed ball adjustments on the skilled tour.
Not less than on the Antipodean tour, Tennis Australia is sticking with the identical Dunlop ball.
Whereas the ATP continues to work to unify the identical balls on the totally different excursions, one for onerous, one for grass and one for clay, Nick Kyrgios asks that they hurry to keep away from conditions just like the one the world primary goes by.
“Change of balls each week lastly bought to Novak’s wrist. The ATP actually need to do one thing about this drawback. Gamers endure on a regular basis,” wrote the Australian tennis participant on his social media.
“Okay for the noobs that assume I am taking credit score away from Alex are simply plain dumb. Demon is a hell of a participant and deserves each success that comes his manner,” he continued.
Carlos Alcaraz agrees
Kyrgios, with no factors and no rating, is out of the upcoming Australian Open, exactly due to a wrist drawback. Complaints about ball adjustments had been particularly evident within the final Asian tour the place every event had a special ball.
“I’ve by no means seen so many wrist, elbow and shoulder accidents within the locker room,” warns Vasek Pospisil, vice-president of the PTPA, the tennis gamers’ union.
“I have been having wrist issues for the reason that final American tour due to ball adjustments,” says Taylor Fritz, the No. 10 participant on the tour.
Carlos Alcaraz, the second-ranked participant who represents the way forward for tennis on the age of 20, additionally has an opinion on the matter: “The one factor I’d change about tennis is to play each event all yr with the identical ball. Now you need to adapt your recreation. In each event, the ball is totally different”.