Novak Djokovic WINS the French Open! -- Qualified for the Final by Defeating Cramping Shot-Pusher
I'm not saying it was the vaccine, but it was probably the vaccine.
Well, Novak Djokovic won the French Open. I think that’s awesome, of course. It’s a bit of a fairytale. I don’t really watch tennis.
I didn’t think a lot of people anticipated Djokovic wouldn’t reach the final, but it turns out many favored his opponent in the previous, qualifying match, Carlos Alcaraz, to win the whole title. It sounds like the final, played against one Casper Ruud, was a rout, so the Open was likely decided in Friday’s match between Novak and Alcaraz.
And by all accounts, Alcaraz’s performance in that match, tied after the first two of five sets, suffered mightily by sometime around mid-match.
The criteria for the true medical emergency, TME, let’s say, are a bit fuzzy. Certainly there’s the aura of abstraction — even with a firm diagnosis present (congenital heart disease is a front runner in this category), a TME might be the true cause, for in the truest sense of the TME, at some point, somewhere along the path from the event to its reporting is an essence of subterfuge. That essence might itself be very abstract and phantasm-like, outward expressions of a person lying to themselves, for example the shotted judge, or shotted jailer, which are both very similar in function to the shotted media. But it might be more direct. Aneurysm, stroke, heart attack, weird nervous system autoimmune diseases that cause things like “stiff body syndrome” or “speech aphasia,” or whatever, lol — lots of times, those diagnoses are masked by the TME. Jails with lies, misdirection with subterfuge. Everything the mainstream media-believer believes is false, and their actions will result in multiple verdicts of the true medical emergency.
And so we find The Independent, who are here to tell us that if a tennis player says that tension causes full-body cramping, then tension causes full-body cramping. There’s no need to question the medical diagnoses of tennis stars, according to the fully-shotted writing staff at The Independent:
Jun 10 — ‘Alcaraz was the favourite to win the French Open but suffered due to the tension and stress of an epic battle against the 22-time grand slam champion.’ [Emphasis added]
This sub-heading functions as an implied thesis, asserting that “tension and stress” snatched the victory from “the favorite.” And the article proceeds as such, first describing the cramps that led to the poor play, and then dropping the subject for the rest of the article in order to focus more on the tension.
‘After jumping on a Djokovic serve, [Alcaraz] pulled up and felt his lower right leg. His calf had seized painfully, and the cramps began to spread around his body. “Not only the legs,” Alcaraz said. “The arms, as well.” It was a different match from then. Alcaraz refused to quit but it was a non-contest. The Spaniard, so thrilling when in full flight, moved like a bird whose wings had been clipped.
Such physical difficulties are not uncommon for players at this stage of their career.’ [Emphasis added]
Full body cramping is not uncommon at this stage in his career? Alcaraz is 20 years old. Do older players cramp less? The Independent’s fully-shotted staff is hard at work here. Let’s see if ESPN can describe the injury any better:
"I would say the first set and the second set was really, really intense, you know, and I started to cramp in my arm," he said. "At the beginning of the third set, I started to cramp every part of my body, not only the legs. The arms, as well, every part of the legs. Well, it was really tough for me to move at the third set, and in the fourth set, let's say I had a little chance, but it was really tough. You know, my full body [started] to cramp." [Emphasis added]
As usual, though, a moment of introspection shined a beam of light of the truth briefly, as the shotted writer at The Independent mused:
‘It was jarring, however, to see Alcaraz suffering. His rapid ascent to the top of the game had come without displaying any serious weaknesses. He is already a grand slam champion and had already triumphed in marathon matches. His US Open victory last September came after defeating Jannik Sinner in five hours and 15 minutes in the quarter-finals, in a match that also featured long rallies and rarely dipped in its intensity.’ [Emphasis added]
This article from The Express was even more blunt in blaming the tension, highlighting more medical expert testimony from another star tennis player, Andy Murray:
“I didn’t watch the match, but the fact Alcaraz cramped suggests he was feeling some of the nerves which was completely understandable in that situation.”
So, are we in the realm of “rare” leg cramps? “Very rare,” even? Or common? The Independent is telling us both narratives at once. The idea that players never cramp is absurd. Tennis players might even be known for it. But notice that when the author here says it was “jarring” to see the effects of the injury, he doesn’t compare it with, you know, the other famous cramp-ups. Nope. He compares it with the stunning health and athleticism the shotted tennis player had always shown in the past.
What accounted for his loss? Other than playing against the best player in the world, I would say the cramps were the prime factor. It almost sounds stupidly obvious to even state it in black and white. But what are we told to blame it on? It’s a clear case where a medical condition of some type decided the match. Any normal reporting would focus on the cause of the cramps. If the player had a history of this, then that would be one thing. But instead of any kind of speculation about health issues, or surveying of the tennis landscape to see if there’s been any rise in cramping tennis players, they chalk it all up to tension.
That’s total misdirection.
After disposing of the cramping incident in the first couple paragraphs of the piece, never to mention it again, the article spends a good amount of time on the post-game ruminations of Alcaraz, offering us this:
“The tension. The tension of the match,” he continued. “The tension of the first set, the second set, it was really intense two sets. Really good rallies, tough rallies, drop shots, sprints. It’s a combination of a lot of things. But the main thing, it was the tension that I had all the two first sets.” [Emphasis added]
Maybe so. Well, at least he was vaccinated, or else it could have been much worse:
Apr 7, 2021 — ‘Absurd youth tennis player espouses idiotic path forward for himself and encourages others to do the same thing. As if you didn’t already read the title of the article.’ [Emphasis added]
Ha ha, jk jk. I’m not really quoting the article. I really don’t like to recount idiotic pro-vaccine gibberish, so please read the article if you want to know more. The title pretty much sums it up.
Well, I don’t know. Does anybody else think this has anything to do with the vaccine?
Apr 13, 2022 — ‘French tennis star Ugo Humbert revealed his doctors told him there might be a connection between the vaccine and the issues with which he was dealing late last year.’ [Emphasis added]
‘I did all the possible tests, and we found nothing. It was crazy. The doctors said there might be a connection with the vaccine, but it was useless to keep searching, because we don't know exactly know enough about the vaccine yet," Humbert said.’ [Emphasis added]
‘"But then 10 days after my shot in Toronto, of course I had played a lot, but [after] 45 minutes or one hour, I had cramps everywhere, and at the end of the season it was very tough for me to practice. After an hour I was exhausted.’ [Emphasis added]
At least he’s not alone:
‘Humbert was asked whether he talked with other French tennis players about the matter. "No, I'm not the only athlete. I also heard others talking about it, and I know it can happen. I was part of that situation, but I really want to forget about all this. There were tough times. I prefer not to talk about it anymore," Humbert added.’ [Emphasis added]
If you read that last paragraph slowly, then it hits pretty hard.
Jan 29, 2022 — ‘Australian Open junior fourth seed Jakub Mensik has collapsed with full-body cramps in the dying stages of his marathon final against top seed Bruno Kuzuhara, who won 7-6(7), 6-7(6), 7-5 in just under four hours on Rod Laver Arena.’
‘Mensik collapsed to the ground as Kuzuhara came running to make sure his opponent was OK.
Mensik, 16, had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair and was unable to participate in the trophy ceremony as a result.’ [Emphasis added]
Well, I don’t know. Athletes cramp. Tennis players cramp. It’s a thing. Is the problem any worse than now than before? Stefan Kozlov won his match, you know.
‘Stefan Kozlov overcame leg cramps and upset Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (8), 5-7, 6-2 to move into a second-round match against Rafael Nadal at the Mexican Open.’
‘Kozlov struggled with cramps in his right leg at the end of the second set, but continued to play and Dimitrov failed to take advantage in the match that lasted a tournament record 3 hours and 21 minutes.’
He struggled with cramps, eh? Yeah, well, watch the video. It tells a slightly more animated story:
Well, at least Djokovic won. What a fairytale. I’m into it.