Back injuries are very complicated. They have derailed and sometimes costs individual’s careers no matter the sport. Canadian Vasek Pospisil is attempting to return from it.
Earlier in the week, the 28-year-old stepped on the court for the first time in five months after undergoing lower back surgery. The former World No. 25 still has a tough journey ahead, but there is no doubt we’ll see him soon!
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Wow! Finally stepped foot on a tennis court today and hit my first ball in 5 months!! Many tough moments recently and still a lot of work to do but its amazing how I had taken being able to be on a tennis court for granted. Can’t believe how happy this made me today. Huge thanks to @matt_nichol and the Paragenix Team (@dmartella12, @carnz74), @daveleylandphysio at @coastperformancerehab, @mikeprebeg & @mgivelos at Athletes Care, @edenhaugland, Dr. Pavel Kolar, and Dr. Frank Camissa for all playing major roles in getting me back on the court. #smilesaysitall Shoutout to @danielnestor1 for the hit 😈
Bianca Andreescu, who is now a household name, continued her appearances in Toronto…. this time throwing out the first pitch in the Toronto Blues Jays game on Wednesday afternoon! We’d say she’s got a pretty good arm!
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 3, 2019
Fellow Canadian stars Denis Shapovalov and Félix Auger-Aliassime took a trip down memory lane. The two players have grown up quite a bit since 2011, when this cute photo was taken.
— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) April 1, 2019
Félix was in attendance of a critical playoff push by the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night. During the game, the crowd gave the #NextGenATP star a standing ovation! Well deserved after what he’s done in 2019… so far!
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 3, 2019
Genie Bouchard is a very busy individual to say the least, which means she has to multitask every now and then. No matter how busy the popular 25-year-old gets though, there is always room for family time.
Another Canadian is attracting the spot light in the NCAA. Nicaise Muamba has been one of the most dominant forces since transferring from Tennessee to Liberty University. The school newspaper recognized Muamba’s stellar performances in an awesome feature (check it out below! ⬇)
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) April 4, 2019
The US Open takes the cake for best April Fools joke in the tennis community. They were in search of puppies to be the new ball retrievers in this year’s tournament… but sadly that wasn’t actually the case 😭
BREAKING: The US Open to add puppies to the ballperson team at the 2019 tournament for the first time.
All breeds welcome. pic.twitter.com/Yu5ySEhriF
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) April 1, 2019
After Sloane Stephens defeated Ajla Tomljanovic to advance to the quarter-finals at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston on Wednesday. She was very… blunt on the podium when asked about the victory.
How badly did @SloaneStephens want to win today?
— Justin Biegel (@Justin_Biegel) April 5, 2019
The ATP Tour had some fun with a few players. Headlined by World No. 3 Alexander Zverev, they had to guess the player by the sound of their grunt. Let’s just say the German knows his grunts pretty well…
On a scale of Jeremy Chardy to Alexander Zverev, how good are you at guessing the player by their grunt? 😂🗣 pic.twitter.com/tffdViyZru
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) April 3, 2019
Three-time Grand Slam champ Angelique Kerber has possibly found her next career when tennis comes to an end. Kerber and ATP pro Feliciano Lopez had some fun in what we certainly consider to be content GOALS.
— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) April 2, 2019
Clay season is upon us! Current world No. 2 Simona Halep continues to be one of the most consistent forces on the WTA tour. The 27 year old is putting in the work for the new season, especially with her first defense just around the corner at Roland Garros.
Let the clay season commence 💪 pic.twitter.com/jIeXAaqsG9
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) April 3, 2019
Finding time to travel and explore the world is always tough. It doesn’t mean we can’t live vicariously through someone! Thank you Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for allowing us to do just that.
Got my morning off in an extremely breathtaking place-finally got an opportunity to explore Monterrey! Check out more fun videos and pics of my interesting day on my IG story 😉 pic.twitter.com/9sMTn9jQxL
— A. Pavlyuchenkova (@NastiaPav) April 5, 2019
(Feature photo: Toronto Blue Jays)