Tennis - The International Tennis Federation has announced the schedule for the 2014 Davis Cup tournament.
The Davis Cup is the annual team competition in men's tennis and is considered to be one of the most prestigious events in the tennis calendar, In recent years, several top players have chosen to skip the event in order to focus on the grand slams and ATP circuit.
The schedule for 2014 is as follows -
World Group first round 31 January – 2 February
World Group quarterfinals 4-6 April
World Group semifinals and play-offs 12-14 September
World Group Final 21-23 November
The draw for next year's event will take place in London in September. The dates for the 2014 Fed Cup will be announced in June.
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.