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 Idolizing Your Opponent can Hurt Your Game

AMAZED AND DAZED // Idolizing Your Opponent can Hurt Your Game

By Kait O'Callahan 10/09/2012

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO was overwhelmed when he faced Roger Federer for the first time at the Grand Slam level at the 2009 Australian Open. Coming up against a player he openly admired, del Potro was unable to play at his normal level.


Discover one of the Alexandr Dolgopolov’s deceptive weapons, his serve.

The Quirky Ukrainian

By Scott Mitchell 09/29/2012

Discover one of the Alexandr Dolgopolov’s deceptive weapons, his serve.


Swinging Volley

Swinging Volley

By Staff 09/26/2012

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.


Short ‘n Sweet, The Abbreviated Serve

Short ‘n Sweet, The Abbreviated Serve

By Staff 09/25/2012

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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