Rule No. 1 for returning a big serve? Shorten your backswing.
In his convincing four-set win over Frances Tiafoe at the Next Gen ATP Finals, De Minaur did just that. It’s impossible to hit a return better than that.
He earned the Rokit Shot of the Day the day before during his win over Casper Ruud, with a shot also stemming from his forehand side.
De Minaur will face red-hot Italian Jannik Sinner for Next Gen bragging rights on Saturday.