17 Times Grand Slam Champion revealed in an interview with his local news paper Baseler Zeitung that he will use his new racquet in Australia.
“Yeah, I'm going to play in Australia with a similar model as in my first attempt. Actually, I wanted to take the test right after the U.S. Open again. But then I had so much to do with myself and my game, that I let it stay. Now I had more time to still make further small changes and to file with my outfitter company Wilson on the details.
When asked about his new strategy Swiss Maestro replied, ”It is a fact that the sport of tennis is constantly developing and the racket technology with him. Nevertheless, one must always think twice if you change something on his racquet. Because the club is extremely important. But now I have the feeling that the right time for a change there is. I've played through two and a half weeks with the new model and am confident. The racket suits me very well in the hand. But the truth is on the court. We will see in the tournaments in Australia as it affects.”
Federer, who just added his childhood hero Stefan Edberg to his team, began experimenting with a new racquet after his loss at the French Open. He was not satisfied with the experiment at that point and used his older racquet (Wilson Pro Staff BLX 90) for the Cincinnati masters and 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.