Victoria Azarenka's Boyfriend Sergi Bubka Is Making A Comeback
epa03448956 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns the ball to Maria Sharapova of Russia during their semi-final match of the WTA Championships tennis tournament in Istanbul, Turkey, 27 October 2012. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU |
Tennis accident victim Sergi Bubka, boyfriend of women’s No.1 Victoria Azarenka, is said to be improving from an accidental fall from an upper-level Paris flat a month ago.
The No. 186 journeyman tumbled from the ledge of a friend’s flat in an upscale neighborhood of the capital after finding himself locked in a bathroom and trying to make his way on a ledge to an open window.
Eurosport reports the 25-year-old son of a former champion pole-vaulter of the same name has begin walking again after six hours a day of intense physiotherapy and is also working in a swimming pool to regain his mobility.
“The circumstances leading to the fall were all so unlucky, but since the accident I feel I have been really lucky,” said the Ukrainian. “I was lucky to be alive and not have damaged anything major. I was lucky my friends found me and took me to a great hospital where they took great care of me.”
Bubka went under the surgeon’s knife for nine hours at the Georges Pompidou hospital but has no memory of the fall which almost cost him his life.
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Novak Djokovic has already played four matches this week--two in singles and two in doubles at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. Rafael Nadal, also in Doha, has already played three (one in singles and two in doubles). Roger Federer, on the other hand, has not yet taken the court at the Brisbane International.
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I DON'T REMEMBER HOW OLD I WAS THE FIRST TIME I HEARD SOMEONE SAY "IT'S THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE" BUT SINCE THAT TIME, IT HAS BEEN TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE "BEST SEAT' IN THE HOUSE WAS THE BATHROOM. WE ONLY HAD ONE SHARED BY FOUR PEOPLE.
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