Tennis: Reigning world number one Novak Djokovic has already reached London to participate in this year’s Wimbledon Championships, which starts from June 24.
Djokovic posted a picture on his twitter account, in which he could be seen sitting in a car. The Serbian star wrote this caption under the picture, “Hello London! I'm back!!! :)”
The 26-year-old will be a strong contender for the title at the biggest tennis tournament. He will try to win Wimbledon crown for the second time in his career. The Serbian player clinched his maiden crown at the All England Club in 2011.
Djokovic was close to defending his title last year but he was beaten by Roger Federer in a hard fought semi-final. The Serbian star faced huge disappointment at the same venue one month later, as he failed to win any medal at the London Olympics.
The six-time Grand Slam champion made a fine start to the season, beating British number one Andy Murray to grab his fourth Australian Open title. However, he was overcome by king of clay Rafael Nadal in a five set thriller in the semi-final of French Open almost two weeks back.
Djokovic will be once again the top seed at Wimbledon. Title victory at the SW 19 will also play an important role in his quest to finish season as the highest ranked player for third straight year. The Serbian is second only to Nadal in the race to London.
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.