Boris Becker, the ex German tennis player, was interviewed by Indian television recently, and had some words about Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
The German said: “Back in the day, when serve and volley was the main form of the game, both Nadal and Djokovic would have had difficulties but would have still found success. Federer would have won a lot.”
“ I don’t know if Roger is the best of all time, there’s no correct answer to this question. Surely he has won more than everyone else.”
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.