Tennis - Gilles Muller, ranked no. 195 in the world, has won the ATP Challenger title in Shenzhen, China.
Muller needed only 75 minutes to beat Slovak Lukas Lacko, ranked no. 97 in the world, 7-6 (4) , 6-3. It is the eighth challenger title for the Luxembourg native. Muller had beaten top seed Yen-Hsun Lu in the semi-finals.
The doubles title in Shenzhen was won by Australian duo Chris Guccione and Sam Groth.
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.