What separates them from the rest of the field is obvious. They have the two best serve returns in the game today. This ability neutralizes their opponents advantage on serve, meaning that they start the vast majority of the points either even or with an advantage. In today’s slowed down game, a player with a good serve and a great return will win a large enough majority of the points to win most matches. A player with a great serve and a great return becomes dominant.

Written by

Ad agency creative director, writer & designer at https://guttmanshapiro.com. Former pro tennis player and peak performance coach for professional athletes.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store