Tennis - 17 time grand slam champion Roger Federer has announced his schedule for the 2014 season and if provides further proof that he has no intentions of slowing down just yet.
Federer has 16 tournaments on his schedule for the 2014 season, besides the ATP World Tour Finals in London at the end of the year in case he qualifies. In 2014, Federer will also play the Miami Masters, which he skipped in 2013 in order to get a mid-season break.
There is also the possibility of taking some time off in the middle of the year since wife Mirka is pregnant with their third child and is due around June-July.
Brisbane (30 Dec '13 - 05 Jan '14)
Australian Open (13 - 26 Jan)
Dubai (24 Feb - 02 Mar)
Indian Wells (03 - 16 Mar)
Miami (17 - 30 Mar)
Madrid (05 - 11 May)
Rome (12 - 18 May)
Roland Garros (26 May - 08 Jun)
Halle (09 Jun - 15 Jun)
Wimbledon (23 Jun - 06 Jul)
Toronto (04 - 10 Aug)
Cincinnati (11 - 17 Aug)
US Open (25 Aug - 07 Sep)
Shanghai (6 - 12 Oct)
Basel (18 - 26 Oct)
Paris (27 Oct - 02 Nov)
Please note: this is a preliminary schedule which is subject to change.
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.