Wimbledon 2013 Results Could Be Affected by Injuries

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Wimbledon 2013 Results Could Be Affected by Injuries
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Some of the biggest names in tennis will have a bigger problem than a tough draw as the world focuses on the lawns of Wimbledon.

The grass courts are a physical test for players, and for those like Rafael Nadal, crowd favorite Andy Murray and women's champ Victoria Azarenka, they'll also have to overcome injury concerns. While some like Roger Federer have fought through nagging problems to win, it makes it that much more difficult to make it through the fortnight.

Even the Lords of Wimbledon understand how difficult it is to play through and avoid injuries. Starting in 2015, the tournament itself will be pushed back, in large part due to the increasing number of injuries that have occurred. 

Modern tennis meets tradition at Wimbledon, where the clashes often show up as the body breaking down or at the very least, fighting the limits of the body in a sport that continues to see increases in power, speed and endurance.

Overcoming those limits is as important as any big serve or spin, so let's look at the injury situation of several top players heading into this year's action.

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