Tennis - Another retired tennis star is making a comeback to the doubles circuit. This time, its Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman, who announced on Wednesday that he will play doubles at the If Stockholm Open with countryman Robert Lindtsedt.
Bjorkman, who reached no. 4 in the world in singles and also made the semi-finals at Wimbledon one time, has won this event three times, the last with Kevin Ullyett, and will now aim to win a fourth title in Stockholm.
Bjorkman's comeback comes a couple of months after Swiss Martina Hingis made a doubles comeback on the WTA circuit but that has not been as successful as she might have hoped.
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.