World-class Doubles in Action – Move with your Partner

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One of the reason why some double teams climb in the rankings is their ability to recognize different situations on the court and quickly change their positions to play more offensively or more defensively. Lets take a look at one specific exchange between two of the top ranked teams in the world: Bryan/Bryan and Nestor/Zimonjic. This is a common situation that can happen at any level – two players at the net face two players on the baseline during the point.

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The Sneak Attack

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This clip is a great example of a sneak attack, that is, a situation when a player decides to approach the net only after he/she sees that his/her shot will get the opponent in trouble.In this case, Stepanek catches Murray leaning in the wrong direction and is able to force him with a neutral crosscourt backhand – a shot that would normally not lead to an opportunity to approach the net.

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