Sean Taylor hopes to continue his dominance of the sport of short tennis when he meets Poland’s Piotr Swiderski this weekend.
Taylor, who live in Bury St Edmunds, is the national champion and current world number one following a sensational 2013 when he did not drop a game let alone a set or match.
This record-breaking feat set a new standard in the world game — which is unlikely ever to be matched — yet Taylor was quick to point out that 2014 begins with his match against the Polish number two.
“I’ve done my homework on Swiderski,” commented Taylor.
“He has results against all the top German players and never seems to have a match lasting only two sets.
“He’ll try to force me to go for winning shots and make unforced errors, so I will have to be patient.”
For his part, Taylor would struggle to recall the last time he was actually on court for very long.
His 6-0, 6-0 romps last year included a destruction of the French and Belgian national sides, which improved Team UK’s world ranking to fifth.
Taylor versus Swiderski is the highlight of six matches taking place this weekend at the National Short Tennis Centre in Nottingham.