Minte great play Posted on March 10, 2019 at 10:14:48 AM by kullster
In game 1 singles Saturday evening Minte was serving to Spinner on the first point of the night. A Spinner right side hit the back wall and came out too high for Minte to rebote so he swatted his cesta over his head trying to knock the ball to the front wall. It worked. This is a fairly common attempt and I've seen it work, but very rarely. What made this one amazing is that he did it from THE 8 LINE! He hit it so hard that it came back to Spinner at the 5 line. I've never seen one batted that far. He ended up winning the point and got a high cesta from Bailo who was on deck in post 3.
Most of the time when a player goes for this desperation attempt from that far away I think why bother, that will never work, but in this case it did. Replies: