By Jeff WiserESPN Staff WriterIt’s not just the latest sign that hydraulic line presses are the future of the sport.
There are more and more examples.
And, of course, there’s the case of Mark Martin of the United States.
In his first full season as a professional, Martin, a 26-year-old from St. Petersburg, Florida, racked up 7,000 wins, including a second-place finish in the U.S. Open, to earn the title of No. 1 in the world by the end of the year.
As he prepares to play in the Davis Cup on Sunday, Martin’s accomplishments will be an integral part of a story that includes a victory by world No. 6 Dustin Johnson over reigning world No 1 Marin Cilic.
Martin has had some success with hydraulic line pressure, though not at the highest levels.
He had to settle for second in the 2016 US Open, which he won in five sets.
“I’m not too sure about it,” Martin said of his career.
“It was a little bit of a slow start, but it just sort of grew over time.”
As the pressure rises, the player has to take some calculated risks.
The pressure is so high, it almost becomes a sport.
And he has the power to put his opponent in danger.
But when it gets really high, Martin can also put his body in danger, especially with a pressure that he could have taken care of with a single drop or two.
He has the ability to make some of the toughest shots in tennis, but the pressure comes so easily.
He doesn’t even have to think about it.
That was the case on Sunday.
When it came to a long-point serve, Martin had to decide whether to take a longer shot or go for a more calculated shot.
He decided on the latter, because he had to think of his opponent.
“I know he’s going to hit a long serve,” Martin told ESPN.
“If I take the longer shot, I have to make sure I’m not missing.”
Martin had a great start to his season.
He won the US Open and was No. 2 in the ATP world rankings, ahead of the likes of Federer, Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
However, Martin was outclassed by his compatriot, the reigning champion, Novak.
“The one thing that was frustrating is when you play with Novak, you can’t be the best player in the field,” Martin explained.
“You can’t beat him.
He has all the skills and he can make the shots you miss.”
Martin’s dominance at the world’s highest level has raised the profile of hydraulic line press.
It has made its way into the mainstream consciousness, and the pressure on players has risen.
Now, the pressure is growing as well.
Martin will be one of the players who will be forced to live with the pressure.”
We’re in a whole new era of tennis where it’s like, ‘We’ve been talking about this for a long time, but we haven’t seen it in a while.'”
Martin will be one of the players who will be forced to live with the pressure.