He was the only tennis player to snatch a set from Novak Djokovic during the entire 2023 edition of the Australian Open: for this particular aspect Enzo Coucaud recently made headlines. About the injury also announced by Craig Tiley, concerning the Serbian player (a tear of about 3 centimeters to his adductor – ed.), the Frenchman commented on the story: “It was the first time I played against him.
From TV to reality, there is no comparison. On the physical problem that he said he has. it’s something important. Many athletes cannot continue with an injury like this. Nadal was injured and was unable to race. Mbappé, looking at football, he will be out for 15 days.
We’re talking about the best, not those who don’t have access to the best care or equipment. It’s hard to believe that anyone on Earth can do it. ” This is the opinion expressed by the transalpine, in an interview with Tennis Actu.
Enzo Couacaud: “Novak Djokovic’s injury? It seems hard to believe”
Nole’s rival in the second round of the Slam Down Under tournament then added: “It all seems a bit improbable to you when you see that the best cannot take the court, while the other champion wins a Slam by playing for 15 days.
It’s not the same to have chronic pain as an injury. There are little things that don’t make sense to me. I grew up with medical knowledge and was always told not to stretch with an injury. You see Novak instead stretching all the time, you think that either they have a new method in Serbia or it’s weird.
I have gone too far to judge the authenticity of this injury. It’s true that seems hard to believe.” During the match Coucaud also admitted that he had physical problems: “I sprained at the beginning of the match against Djokovic. I had an MRI done in Australia, which confirmed two ligament injuries.”