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Updated: 24 Jul 2017, 19:41
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"I understand players like to play according to their strenghts, but just for changing it a little, they should approach the net. I'm sure their chances would increase" - Stefan Edberg on the disappearing of attacking play style. Read the article
In the first set of the 1993 Australian Open final against Jim Courier, Stefan Edberg is down 2-5 and finds himself in trouble in the eighth game, when he has to save three consecutive set points on his serve. The rally in the clip happens on the score of 30-40. Stefan follows his serve to the net and, on Courier's crosscourt backhand passing, he performs an unbelievable stretch to put a backhand drop volley just on the other side. In spite of a great run, Big Jim can do nothing to return the ball.