The Ideal Strategy to Use Against Each Tennis Star

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The Ideal Strategy to Use Against Each Tennis Star
Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
Novak Djokovic during Wimbledon semifinal.

Even the best tennis players have weaknesses.

The key is to exploit those weaknesses.

Every underdog that enters a match against a top-5 player has studied footage and statistics to determine the best strategy for knocking off a star.

With some stars, like Serena Williams and Roger Federer, an off day can produce more unforced errors and provide an opening for an opponent. 

However, to topple a top-tier player, wishing and hoping is not an ideal strategy. 

Andy Murray's recent Wimbledon win over Novak Djokovic provides the best example of a strategy played to perfection.  

Murray moved Djokovic around. He ran him into exhaustion. He then used his serve to apply pressure. Aided by a rowdy British crowd, Murray kept the pressure on Djokovic. 

That's tennis at its best: going in with a plan and executing it. 

Here, we break down the ideal strategy to use against top players on the ATP and WTA tours. 

 

 

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