One of the problems with having a blog is that you have to report the losses as well as the wins. Oh, did I leak “the end of the story?” But first, a request from a tennis buddy who is suffering with a torn rotator cuff…
What to do with a torn rotator cuff?
Hi George, I tore my rotator cuff 2 weeks ago during a match here in Tucson. Saw a highly recommended orthopedic specialist on shoulder issues, and had an MRI indicating a full tear. Choices are living with it (with some limited physical therapy) along with its limitations or having arthroscopic surgery to repair. I am looking for any downsides to surgery, recent experiences, and any comments by members of your tennis playing blogosphere! I think I have been building up to this for several years. Any input would be appreciated. Bob Drent
Pls comment below if you have experience and opinions. tks
Now to my story, if you believe what counts is the Process, not the Results, I did fine today. According to friends watching, I played as well today against #1 seed Evert Jonnson as I did in the previous days. But according to his analysis after the match, he “was just a little bit more consistent” than I was.
We played great points and close games for nearly an hour and a half; but he won almost all of the games for an “easy” straight set victory. If you really MUST know the score (and any others from today), you can click HERE.
THE MATCH OF THE DAY: Was Mike Dahm, #2 seed in the 60s, playing #5 seed John Davis from central Pennsylvania. A great match. Davis won the first set 6-4; but Dahm surged back, taking the second set at love. The third set, as you would have it watching from the bench (as I was) went to a tie-breaker. Mike Dahm saved three match points, but Davis prevailed 7-5 in the breaker.