Sunday, September 28, 2008

Welcome back to the tour Stefan Koubek

Welcome back Koubek

Stefan Koubek has recovered from the back surgery and will be returning to the tour next week in the Mons Challenger and then like I wrote in my previous entry on him, he got the expected Wild Card into the Vienna.

It’s going to take him a bit of time to get back into the swing of things naturally and as he said in his last blog entry, that he is hitting the ball well, but lacking in conditioning. Well, one can always get fitter and two no matter the amount of training and rehab is done on the courts, it doesn’t beat match practice. He should be able to play some challengers at the end of the year as well and he will play in Melbourne with his protected ranking.

The most important thing is that his back surgery was successful and that he doesn’t feel any pain when he is playing, so I don’t expect too many big results straight away, but that it’s irrelevant compared to his health. I am just happy that he is back on court playing again.


Martine said...

Really glad the recovery went fine and wishing him a successful comeback!!!

Will be good to have him back :-)


Merton said...

Great to hear Koubek is back from what looked like a career-threatening injury and hopefully all will be well in his comeback. I am sure the blog owner will keep us updated on the fashion show that will hopefully come from Melbourne. :)

Denys said...

Koubek lost his first match to the gimp Christophe Rochus 6-1 7-5, but this is not important really, it is great that he is able to play the sport he loves and hopefully he can go another good run before he retires and can retire on his own terms.

Marc said...

No doubt the blog owner will do some updates on Koubek when he comes to Melbourne. I hope he uses his protected ranking for that event. Should be a good reception he gets when he is in Vienna.