For the first time since the show was created in Abu Dhabi, Roger Federer will not participate. Probably this decision has been influenced by so many
performances the Swiss will make in South America in December. A starting list to scream that involves the presence of Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, Thomas Berdych, David Ferrer and Janko Tpsarevic.
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.