When tennis games are tied at 6-6, a tie-breaker is used to determine the winner of a set. Sooner or later, most players face a tiebreaker. Some of the tours best players offer their advice for approaching this decisive situation.
Strokes and Strategy
Professional and recreational players employ the slice backhand to set up an approach shot, to slow down the ball while recovering from a defensive position, or to handle a low bounce.
Hit the right approach shot to sustain the advantage and win the point
In doubles, it’s imperative to have a partner that’s good at the net. Tennis View recently asked Bob and Mike Bryan about the role of the non-hitting partner in doubles and how they can best influence the point.
A common question asked by students working on their net game is, “What if I get lobbed?” The best response—acquire a successful overhead. The following segments will give you the steps to help you hit your overhead like the best players in the world.
MADE POPULAR BY the likes of Andre Agassi and the Williams sisters, the swinging volley is a common stroke in the modern game. Although labelled a volley by defini- tion because the ball is struck before it hits the ground, technically the shot is similar to a groundstroke.
ANDY RODDICK POSSESSES one of the most powerful, effective serves on the circuit, consistently ranking among the best in total aces produced. Unlike most players, he uses an abbreviated service motion where during the moment he tosses the ball the racquet head is pointing up.
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Smart doubles teams know the importance of employing various strategies to keep tough opponents on their toes.
Ana Ivanovic, Marion Bartoli, Brad Gilbert and other pros give their tips for mastering the moonballer.