After ICC names Roger Federer as the number batsman. It seems English fast bowler Stuart Broad has devised a method to get past Roger Federer’s forward defence. Broad feels one must look to target the top of off-stump when bowling to the Swiss GOAT. Also Read - IND vs AUS: Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar Heap Special Praise on Mohammed Siraj-Shardul Thakur For Impressive Show in 4th Test Brisbane, Says Boy Has Become Man on This Tour
He also mentioned that an occasional bouncer could help. Also Read - India May Pull Out of Asia Cup 2021: Report
His tweet read, “What would the bowlers meeting be? Bowl Top of off stump with occasional bouncer?!” Also Read - AUS vs IND: Shane Warne Picks India as 'The Best Team' in This Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Broad has been a great bowler for England and would be leading the English attack with James Anderson when they take on the Indias in the Tests starting August 1.
Earlier, Roger Federer’s shot was compared to Sachin Tendulkar’s defense. ICC posted the video and tagged ICC in order to know how would they rate Federer’s shot. ICC came up with a reply where they gave Roger Federer number one Rankings.
Sachin Tendulkar, considered to be a legend, is a huge tennis, and especially a Roger Federer fan. Sachin has often been spotted at the Centre Court watching Wimbledon and it is a known fact that the cricketer and the tennis player share a good bond.
Meanwhile, against Federer, Mannarino was unable to find his rhythm in the first set, unsure of his ball striking, movement and positioning with Federer winning 25 of the 30 points in the 16-minute passage of play.
It was too many errors by Mannarino on a couple of backhands and one forehand that allowed Federer a 5-0 lead, with the Swiss sealing the first set when Mannarino hit a lob long. Though Mannarino’s strong efforts helped him make a comeback in the game with the 7-5 lead in the second set, his efforts soon went in vain in the third set (6-4).
Federer was easily the superior player with 106 to 70 points over his opposition. He also served 13 aces compared to 6 by his opposition. The 36-year-old has not dropped a set in his favourite slam as yet and looks strong to go the distance for the 9thtime. He has 20 Slams to his name already at the age of 36.
Federer now takes on K. Anderson who is the 8th seed in this competition.