Tennis Stars Battle With Post-Surgery Struggles

For many people, being active and playing sport is a crucial part of their daily life, be it for health reasons, social interaction or to pursue competitive instincts.

However, all that makes it harder to deal with being injured, especially when surgery is required. Back, knee and neck injuries are often part of the problem.

People seeking a home physio in Wimbledon will not have far to look to see examples of how post-surgery physiotherapy is so important in helping people get active again.

Andy Murray has been the shining light of British tennis with his two Wimbledon triumphs, but, having had a metal hip cap inserted to save his career, the 34-year-old is now having to manage his schedule and undergo intensive fitness work.

Indeed, Murray has just withdrawn from the French Open to manage a persistent groin injury and focus on the grass court season. Describing his latest problem as “extremely frustrating”, he will be undergoing physio work to help get fit for next month, when he will hope to play in Nottingham before reappearing at Wimbledon.

Murray is not the only over-30 needing extra help to keep going at a time when players used to be well retired. Swiss legend Roger Federer had double knee surgery himself last year, but has been working his way back and is now playing clay court tennis again ahead of Roland Garros. He told Uniqlo it is “really exciting to see what is left in the tank for me”.

At 39, the Swiss legend will be demonstrating just what is still possible with the help of great Physiotherapy if he can still make an impact at Wimbledon.

Federer has won the men’s singles a record eight times, and 2021 will mark 20 years since he first made an impact at the venue by knocking out reigning champion Pete Sampras – one of two men to have won the title seven times. It was the only time they ever played each other in a competitive match.