TENNIS WORLD MAGAZINE

ISSUE 19 - 2014

A Slam Apart

    ISSUE 19
TennisWorld Italia
Remember me

ATP BERCY- Roger Federer pulls out of event: ´It would be too much.´ The Swiss will lose number 1.

Roger Federer pulls out of Paris. Djokovic will be number 1 at the end of the season.
ATP Tennis  28 Oct 2012 - 23:49 / by Federico Coppini / reads 4137.
Source:
Roger Federer

As he declared some days ago, Roger Federer, right after the final against Jaun Martin Del Potro, decided he would not defend his title at the Masters 1000 in Bercy: “ It’s really too much for me. I have some physical problems, I’ll prepare at best for the Masters.”

The Swiss continued: “ It was a last minute decision, I have already informed the director of the tournament, Guy Forget. I’m disappointed by the fact that I don’t feel able to compete, I would have wanted to defend the title. I apologize to my supporters. I knew that playing in Basel, it would have been complicated to me to take part also to Bercy. Even if I won Basel I wouldn’t have gone to Paris, but I hope to play in London. I’ll take some days to rest and I’ll train again on Thursday or Friday.”

With the points lost today in Bercy, the Swiss can mathematically say goodbye to number 1 at the end of the season. 




Also interesting...
David Goffin wins second ATP title after beating Joao Sousa in Metz
David Goffin wins second ATP title after beating Joao Sousa in Metz
17-year-old Borna Coric battles to his first Challenger title in Turkey
17-year-old Borna Coric battles to his first Challenger title in Turkey
Joao Sousa stuns Gael Monfils to set up a final with David Goffin in Metz
Joao Sousa stuns Gael Monfils to set up a final with David Goffin in Metz
Monfils reaches semifinals, Tsonga ousted by Goffin in Metz
Monfils reaches semifinals, Tsonga ousted by Goffin in Metz

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.

Continue reading

 

 

?>