In the last edition of the BNP Paribas Open Radio podcast guest was former American tennis player, Paul Annacone. His best career results were achievements in the doubles competition where he was able to win two Grand Slams, Australian Open 1985 and US Open 1990.
His coaching career was also a successful, having coached Pete Sampras, Roger Federer and Tim Henman. Annacone said to delighted with the tournament so far as he told: ""I love it here, I mean it has been amazing event for so many years...it"s just an amazing place"", and he mentioned how fans have room to move around, with four terrific stadiums and so much going on which is great for the fans and players.
Conditions in Indian Wells are not ideal for many players out there and Andy Murray is one of them. Former tennis player then reflected on Murray"s shocking loss against Federico Delbonis saying that many players have issue with ball speed, particularly when it"s hot and added: "He is a great player, he has had some great results here, hasn"t won yet but there"s no reason why he won"t in the future"".
Delbonis was given credit for his performance against the Scot as Annacone thinks he played a very good match and eventually was able to hang in there long enough to find a way to get to the finish line. Two-time doubles Grand Slam champion is impressed with the new generation of youngsters: "This is one of the first years in a long time where I can go back and say, OK there is really you know 8-12 very prominent young players, 18-22 years old that are gonna be knocking on the door and it could be very quickly and Alexander Zverev is at the top of that list..."" We are all witnesses of how serve and volley is not a popular style anymore like it used to be in the past.
American gave us his thoughts on Federer"s innovation when he rushes to the net after opponents serve: ""I think he does it well..."", and also made an interesting clarification on how we can expect to see serve and volley from kids who are about to come but see their heroes not playing it.
According to Annacone, Murray is the one who can use more serve and volley as he told: ""Andy can do it well, his net game is one of the most underrated on tour..."" Also read: Stan Wawrinka: ´Recently I was Djokovic´s biggest opponent in the Slams. I want to win Wimbledon´