Carbonell: Knowledge is court power

by: Matt Cronin April 25, 2013

AP Photo

Former player Tomas Carbonell tells Mundo Deportivo that one of the reasons why there are so few young players ranked in the top tier of the game is not only because it has grown more physical, but also because they lack understanding of how to properly play.

“Why did [31-year-old Tommy] Robredo just win a tournament? [Because he knows] his trade,” Carbonell said. “He knows how to care for himself and knows what to do on the court. Great young players have talent, but lack the knowledge as how to handle everything that is involved in a match. They need to mature and that’s why quite often it takes them to 24 or 25 to reach their level.”

More Stories

Roger Federer wins opening match against teen Frances Tiafoe

The two-time Miami champion didn't have much trouble winning in straight sets.

Rafael Nadal easily advances in second-round victory against Sela

The Spaniard has yet to add the Miami Open to his collection of 28 Masters titles.

Court Report: Dimitrov gets ousted; Muguruza makes huge comeback

A major upset and incredibly close calls ruled the Miami Open in it's third day.