It’s topical the physical situation of Rafael Nadal. After Fernando Verdasco, now David Ferrer has talked about the physical conditions of Rafa and the possibility of a return to high levels:
"For now, the best player in the world is Federer. But I'm sure Nadal will have the opportunity to beat his record. Rafa is still young."
Then the Spaniard focused on his season finale:
"I'm a little tired, I’ve played a lot of games this year. I shall take a week and then I will go to China to play in Beijing and Shanghai. For my hobby I have little time. I'd like to follow my favorite team, Valencia, but unfortunately it is not easy."
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.