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    To put it up the line

    There is an excerpt from an interview after a tennis match:
    "My game is not a game that really suits him. He wants to have a lot of rhythm. I was trying to put it up the line and put him on the wrong foot. I think it frustrated him."

    I know a few of the meanings of the phrasal verb TO PUT UP, such as to increase prices and so on. But I donīt understand the exact meaning of "to put it up the line and put him on the wrong foot". Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance


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    Re: To put it up the line

    I don't know the meaning of "to put it up the line", I have an idea but that's it.

    "To put him on the wrong foot" means, that he tries/tried to fool him. When it comes to playing tennis and even other sports as well, you can try to fool your opponent by making feints. For example, a soccer player who is dribbling and making feints with his legs

    Cheers ... ps: looking forward to the meaning of the other one.


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    Re: To put it up the line

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukys
    There is an excerpt from an interview after a tennis match:
    "My game is not a game that really suits him. He wants to have a lot of rhythm. I was trying to put it up the line and put him on the wrong foot. I think it frustrated him."
    I know a few of the meanings of the phrasal verb TO PUT UP, such as to increase prices and so on. But I donīt understand the exact meaning of "to put it up the line and put him on the wrong foot". Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance
    I guess "to put it up/on the line" means -> To Risk Failure

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    Re: To put it up the line

    If you put it up the line, you are hitting the ball to the edge of the court, which, I presume, gives the person less room to move and may force them to make an error- the fooling them by wrong-footing them.

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