Andy Murray expresses his doubts about Roger Federer’s future. The Scot was told that Pete Sampras, after being defeated at the second round of Wimbledon, never came back to London.
Could it be also Federer’s case? “Roger played great tennis this year, a high quality tennis, maybe it wasn’t that concrete like in the last ten years, but his levels were incredible. Probably, we won’t see again that consistence and that continuity. You just have to wait and see what will be his reaction."
"Roger is one the best athlete of all time, so I expect an answer and a reaction to this defeat. He will be very dangerous at US Open.”
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.