He wiped the sweat from his forehead, racket in his right hand he bounced the ball on the ground, then shifted the ball to his left hand, leaned forward and continued the routine. He bounced the ball 8, 9, 10 times more.
He couldn't delay any longer.
The crowd seemed to hold their breath, this was the moment.
He tossed the ball into the air, arched his back and slammed the serve across the court.
The crowd roared.