Interestingly, the two principle protagonists of the tennis world preferred a very different surface to play on in run up to the all-important tournament.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal on Sunday tried their hand at beach tennis.
The Serb and the Spaniard were seen exchanging volleys on the beach in a video uploaded by Djokovic on twitter.
In 2015, Djokovic dominated the men’s circuit with three Grand Slam wins, even crushing Nadal at the French Open.
Nadal’s form has taken a severe hit of late and the left-hander has promised to make a comeback in 2016, while Djokovic looks set to replicate his great show from last year.