Loss of the volleys

Tennis players constantly amaze me with their ability to cover

Marat Safin Ready to volley
Marat Safin, a baseline slugger not looking comfortable at net.

ground beyond all corners of the court and still manage to hit a swinging winner from an unimaginable position, bruising and coaxing the ball to travel impossible trajectories. So why do I find it so dumbfounding that very few have mastered the art of standing still with a stiff wrist in front of the net for a volley?

16th May, 2010, Mumbai

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