How a lack of trust on the backhand led to Marin’s early exit

Marin Cilic is no stranger to London however the Croat was in all honesty one of the biggest disappointments of the world tour finals last month but where did it all go wrong? Trust is the issue.

Most of the field in London were first timers and that put more pressure on someone as experienced Cilic as for them it was a free hit but at the same time the trusted what they were doing.

You could argue one of his biggest weapons is the backhand. The two hander is such a strong weapon but he didn’t utilise it and became predictable and safe to play against and with his power and accuracy you shouldn’t feel safe as an opponent against one of the big shots on the tour.

The graphics below via ATP InfoSys says it all, just look the percentage. The two handed backhand should not be that short and safe.

Image Credit – ATP 

Marin will be deeply disappointed with what happened in London as this looked a good shot for him this year but he fell short and now preparations for the new season shouldn’t entirely focus on his game but confidence.

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