About MT-Desk

Having played, coached, lived, written about, breathed, hated, and loved tennis – depending on the time period – throughout my life, I finally took the advice of many of my friends who relentlessly tried to convince me to start a tennis blog.

The end result is Mertov’s Tennis Desk (MT-Desk), born in April, 2012. I found several articles that I have written in the past and gathered them here. Then, on February 15th, 2014, MT-Desk moved to its current website. Future articles will also appear here. This is my personal site and the opinions expressed are not affiliated with any media organization.

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Unlike most bloggers, I do not unfortunately have the time to write very frequently, due to my “other life” (and tennis-related writing for two different publications). However, I promise to regularly update MT-Desk and never disappear!

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Please feel free to comment in the space below each article.  I always take pleasure in reading the feedback/comments whether they are positive or negative.

Mertov

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2 thoughts on “About MT-Desk

  1. I noticed your article about federers backhand topspin return. Today against zverev he sliced all first serve returns. Do you think the serve was too hard to return as a topspin.
    Thanks nizam

    1. Hi Nizam,

      I believe you are talking about this article I wrote:
      http://www.mertovstennisdesk.com/2015/11/02/59-2-not-just-a-stat-for-federer/

      As to your question, I would say that he still feels most comfortable with slicing/blocking returns on the backhand side, especially against big-serving opponents (and Zverev was serving very BIG in that match). In that article, I was rather emphasizing how he had to get away from doing that against Nadal, specifically, to avoid having to scramble the rest of the point. It will be interesting to see if he will go back to that, the next time he plays Rafa, since it worked out for him in Basel.

      Thanks for your comment

      Mert

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