Just six more sleeps until Wimbledon 2019 begins! 😍🇬🇧🏆
Today we are going to examine the BEST baseline pattern of play on the pro tour from a Wimbledon Channel segment I did last year. And there is more good news… it also works at the junior and adult recreational level as well! So you are not only learning a favorite pro pattern you will see repeated all the time Wimbledon this year… you are also learning a pattern of play that will help you with your own game too!
It’s called the “2-1”.
The first number (2) is determined how many shots go throught the Ad court to baseline positions C and D. Look at the pic below to learn the four baseline locations.
Baseline Locations: Positions A, B, C and D.
You will see from the video below that Alex De Minaur built the point in the following manner:
- Go DEEP to Position C. The key is depth. Push the opponent onto the back foot so they can’t attack you down the line. Make your opponent hit a backhand in C and then also take away the Deuce court as a target for them.
- Now go WIDE to Position D. When you push the opponent back, they will typcially hit the ball back a little shorter to you. You can now step in and have better geometry to attack with.
- Now FINISH to Position A. By pushing the opponent back, and then wide, you have created a big hole on the other side of the court to finish the point. A perfect combinaton.
The most ideal combo is the “2-1”. But sometimes you need to be a little more patient and run a “3-1”, which is three building shots through the Ad court before you finish to Position A. Sometimes you get to run a “1-1” where your first shot to the Ad court is so good that it enables to to attack Position A on the next ball.
Here’s the video. Alex De Minaur does a great job running the pattern.
2018 Wimbledon Preview: Rafael Nadal vs. Alex De Minaur