Re: Ana Ivanovic Videos thread
Cajka, yes, I agree, it was only really bad at the moment she was meant to hit the decisive shot. Actually, her bh cc topspin seems to have improved. Less chipping and slicing and pushing, more hitting. As I said, she lost many points after she set them up. She actually set up Kiri quite a few times in that clip. The point where she hit a great cc bh, sneaked in, and missed the easy fh volley kind of summed up her match. And what about the fairly routine passing shots she set up with her dropshots only to miss by miles.
I agree with your statement that her muscles cannot strengthen her mind. I get the feeling that if she put on fat now, we would just have a chubbier, slower Ana who loses in a different way. If she succeeds in getting stronger without putting on fat, I'm sure it will help a little... but the reality is that with her current game she should be doing better.
With her low bodyfat now she is actually in the perfect position to gain strength. Once you are lean, your body has a greater tendency to add muscle instead of fat in response to training.
She must learn how to pass with the bh, however. So late and cramped on that shot. Many other players would have made those passes/dtl winners 9 times out of 10.
Last edited by HowardH; Sep 29th, 2011 at 06:57 PM.