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Get a grip: the twist in the wrist that can ruin tennis careers

  • Written by Mark Sayers, Deputy director, High Performance Sport, and a senior lecturer in Sports Biomechanics, University of the Sunshine Coast

Wrist injuries have forced many high-performance tennis players to miss recent major tournaments. Both the Rio Olympic medallist Kei Nishikori and two-time grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova are missing the 2018 Australian Open while recovering from wrist surgery.

It was a persistent wrist injury that famously forced Rafael Nadal off the court...

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