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    Posted: 12/01/2019 at 6:23am
Hello yesterday i played a young very tall opponent with extrem forehand grip and court coverage (30 years, i am 26)

his strong sides were:

@good short pendulum serves with little spin(no spin serve, and sometimes medium underspin) and a good reverse topspin serve as changeup, hard to push short (served mostly to the middle or backhand)

@very fast (long reach= good fh flip) and covers the corners very good
@fast footwork = good piviot that he often used
@very good reach/ court coverage ---- brings much more balls back as used
@solid recieve not so much pop ups, must returns were not very long (mostly half long)

weakness: not so strong backhand, you need to keep him short, but with his serve this can be a little troublesome


- what can i do ? on every side he was very solid, i had more power on the third ball but his consistence and good court coverage took my confidence and concentration, my chiquita and short game was very off on this day, and was mostly behind and must play with very high risk to get points,.... normaly i could overpower my opponent with my spinny serve and than could kill the third ball,

plan b: should used more spinny openings and better short game,...

maybe you could have some tipps :)
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How is his loop?
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his forehand loop is ok, he gets points with it,...
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Ok here's my experience. The more you attack blindly into players like this the more you will lose. Their weakness normally is a lack of speed, so jam their middle and don't give them that much time. Use easy strokes like pushes, and counters...

For serves I will simply try to serve heavy sidetopspin, either long to his BH or short to middle. Sidetopspin serves are hard to control with pushes, so most likely you will get a flip or a counter back, this is your opportunity to start jamming him. Once he gives you an easy ball, just kill it. Don't try to kill hard balls, just return them fast using a stable method. 

For receives I would jam him using long fast pushes, or soft flicks to start the jamming session. Remember not to use too much power because it will be used against you, the idea is to take the ball quickly with a stable method to jam him. 


Edited by blahness - 12/01/2019 at 6:54am
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Are you ranked higher than your opponent or he you?

Sounds a bit like you had an off day and your consistency was poor that day. 

Sometimes the ball does keep coming back and this can be a surprise if you aren't used to recovering for the next shots multi times. 



Edited by ghostzen - 12/02/2019 at 6:02am
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Originally posted by blahness blahness wrote:

Ok here's my experience. The more you attack blindly into players like this the more you will lose. Their weakness normally is a lack of speed, so jam their middle and don't give them that much time. Use easy strokes like pushes, and counters...

For serves I will simply try to serve heavy sidetopspin, either long to his BH or short to middle. Sidetopspin serves are hard to control with pushes, so most likely you will get a flip or a counter back, this is your opportunity to start jamming him. Once he gives you an easy ball, just kill it. Don't try to kill hard balls, just return them fast using a stable method. 

For receives I would jam him using long fast pushes, or soft flicks to start the jamming session. Remember not to use too much power because it will be used against you, the idea is to take the ball quickly with a stable method to jam him. 


Great advice here. 
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He might be a better player than you
also watch how others play him
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