Andy Murray Reveals How to Beat Roger Federer in a Training Session With Jannik Sinner Ahead of Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/14/2021, 7:13 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 25: Andy Murray of Great Britain shakes hands with Roger Federer of Switzerland after Murray won their semifinal match during day twelve of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)


With the successful completion of the French Open 2021, it’s now time for the grass-court season. There will be a number of lead-up tournaments beginning from today, where players will be practicing ahead of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. All eyes will be on Andy Murray and Roger Federer as the two will be making a return to the court.

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Before the Wimbledon Championships 2021, former World No. 1 Andy Murray hit the net with the young rising star, Jannik Sinner. The Italian has delivered some amazing performances on clay in the past and is now looking forward to impressing the fans on grass.

Interestingly, Murray gave him a piece of advice and also revealed the strategy to play against Roger Federer. Murray told him that he needs to play a really good shot or slice to beat the Swiss Maestro on grass.

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“It’s difficult playing him (Federer) because he uses the slice and immediately, you know, going with the forehand. So you need to hit a really good shot or a very good slice to stop him from doing that,” said Murray.

Murray has been a phenomenal player on grass. Interestingly, he has won two Wimbledon titles in his career but is yet to beat Federer on the surface.

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Andy Murray teaches Jannik Sinner how to improve his return

Even though Murray said that Sinner has a fine return, he highlighted that he can actually improve his forehand return. He even described the technique to the 19-year-old Italian player.

Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with his Gold medal after defeating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina. Men’s singles final at Olympic Tennis Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“This return is fine but when the ball is coming through so fast, it looked to me that you missed quite a few forehand returns in the net. But you were there in a good position but I think just a little bit more through the ball, because I think when you do this on grass, a little bit, the ball drives,” explained the 3-time Grand Slam champion.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Barcelona Open – Real Club de Tennis Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain – April 23, 2021. Italy’s Jannik Sinner celebrates winning his quarter-final match against Russia’s Andrey Rublev REUTERS/Albert Gea

Jannik Sinner is a promising player, but he is yet to prove himself on grass. After receiving practice sessions from Murray, it’ll be intriguing to see how well he manages to play in the upcoming grass-court season.

On the other hand, it’ll be Andy Murray who will be the player to watch out for. Fans have huge expectations from the British player and want him to make an incredible comeback to the court. Will he be able to win a title on his return?

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