With the players hard at work in the background getting themselves ready for the 2012 season and the first Grand Slam – The Australian Open, I thought it would be a good time to re-visit one of the best matches I’ve ever seen at that tournament & a top 10 contender for best of all time (check out some of the footage one day).
2 tears ago (Jan 2010) Rafa Nadal & Fernando Verdasco played a monster match of 5 hours & 14 minutes.
Now several incredible things happened in this match……
1. Verdasco battered Nadal for most of the match but Rafa found a way to win at the end of the 5th set after the most amazing display of scrambling & retrieving (as well as his own shot making) I think I have ever seen.
2. He then got up the next day to face Roger Federer in the final and beat him in 5 brilliant sets………INCREDIBLE!!!
3. In the semi final against Verdasco, these were the stats.
match length – 5 hours 14 mins
Nadal shots – 1473
total distance covered – 2.13 miles
A match lasting that long and Nadal “only” moved about 2 miles?
What does that tell you about movement on the tennis court & how you should go about improving yours??
This stat is at the core of what I teach you in The Tennis Footwork Formula
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