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A year to remember: Roger’s SABR

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Originally published on 30/12/15 00:00

The 2015 US hard court stretch will long be remembered for the SABR – Stealth Attack By Roger.

Federer’s super- aggressive hit-and-charge return of serve tactics – which came about by accident during a Cincinnati practice session with Benoit Paire – became one of his most effective plays for years.

“That’s when I started to run in and hit returns,” Federer explained. “I hit a couple for a winner. They were like ridiculous. [Benoit] laughed, I laughed, Severin laughed.”

 

This is an excerpt from "2015: A Year to Remember" in tennishead Volume 6 Issue 6Subscribe to the magazine today or purchase a gift subscription – just £29 including UK delivery. We'll email you a gift voucher to print off to give to the recipient and deliver the new issue after Christmas.

 

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