Casey Dellacqua


Doing the hard yards


Doing the hard yards

Hi guys,

I’ve been in Sydney training with Nathan Martin and his wife, Giselle, doing heaps of fitness work. I just started hitting about three weeks ago, which is pretty cool because I haven’t had a hit for about four months.

It’s been a fairly long time, but it was good to get back out on court and make sure that I’m heading in the right direction with my shoulder. At the moment all is going well and the shoulder feels great and I’m really enjoying being back on court, even though it’s not much at this stage.

I’m doing lots of different types of fitness work. Obviously at first I couldn’t use that much of my upper body, so I did lots of running up stairs and sand dunes. Since I’ve been able to use my arm a bit I’ve been doing some weights in the gym and lots of different work. The variety is good because I’m doing two fitness sessions per day during the week and it’s great to wake up knowing I’m doing something different rather than the same thing all the time.

Over the next few weeks I’m really going to increase the amount of hitting that I’m doing. At the moment I’m only able to hit once and then have a few days off and then hit again.

I was in so much pain for a year with my shoulder, it was really affecting me mentally and I guess I was just trying to get through, but now I feel really good – my shoulder’s fixed and I’ve actually had the time to be able to put some real effort into my fitness. The fitness has been the focus and I feel like I’m definitely in the best shape I’ve been in and I’ve still got some more time to go, so hopefully that will keep improving.

I watched a fair bit of the French and Wimbledon while they were on, which was great. Giselle, Nathan and I were up watching Sam play a lot of the nights, because it was on late. It was great to see her doing so well. I also was watching Federer play every time. I’ve also been watching a lot of football as well, which has been good.

I’ll be back next week with news about what I’ve been doing off the court.


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  1. Harvs Says: July 28th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Good to hear Casey:) Can’t wait to see you back on the tour!!

  2. karina Says: July 28th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Casey, I want you back! ;)
    and what about twitter?:o)Did You forgot about it? ; (
    Best wishes!

  3. BROOKE Says: July 28th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Awesome Casey!! Proud of you!!

  4. Marshy Says: July 29th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Nice one .. my guess is that you’ll be back in the Top 100 by this time next year in singles and top 50 in doubles :) After that.. the sky is the limit !!!

  5. babafisa Says: August 4th, 2009 at 3:11 am

    Good article, lots of intersting things to digest. Very informative

  6. hotspot shield lauch Says: August 4th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    lengthy and in depth article but full of useful information

  7. Brown Says: August 5th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

  8. eugene Says: September 2nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Casey you seem like your working really hard!!! australia needs you…. Fire up and back up there……

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