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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