Roger Federer has won eight Wimbledon titles on a surface traditionally dominated by the sport’s great serve-and-volleyers, but how do Federer’s volleys compare to the likes of John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg and Pat Rafter?
On The Tennis Podcast, recorded daily during the ATP Finals this week, presenters David Law and Matt Roberts debated the view of Tim Henman that, relatively speaking, Federer’s volleys are simply ‘OK’.
Henman, a former World No.4 and pundit for Amazon Prime Video this week, said in commentary that all of the current day players, Federer included, were unable to volley with the effectiveness of stars from the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s because they had not been brought up doing so, or needing to.
In a highly charged debate, Law and Roberts took opposite sides, while also covering the final tennis tournament of 2020 alongside podcast co-host Catherine Whitaker, who is also presenting the Prime Video coverage from The O2.
The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly year-round, and daily during the Grand Slam tournaments. It is crowdfunded by its listeners each December.
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