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CamilleVidann
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:20 PM
I do. My forehand is lethal as hell which would win me loads of points against anybody no matter great they are. It's exactly called "a weapon of mass destruction".

What about you?

Dava
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:22 PM
My forehand is both my strength and my weakness, my backhand is solid, but not as strong.

villa
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:36 PM
My backhand down the line is my best shot- i can play with players how are way better than me and never even get close to beating them but i will hit a very good ratio of backhand down the line winners against them...esp from a return of of serve...

Volcana
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:41 PM
No. I have an inside out forehand which is very good. It works well against low hots, so people who slice a lot get eaten alive.

But a good pro would see how I set it up, and then never give me the shots I need to use that shot. They'd just send me topspin after topspin so I had to either take the ball high, or retreat, giving them more time to return.

It's a nice shot, but pros are pros for reason.

greg˛
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:48 PM
backhand and dropshot

azza
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:50 PM
My 1st serve and my backhand

azza
Aug 5th, 2003, 01:51 PM
lol camill try winning a point from serena william with ur so called "mass weopon" :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Gowza
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:03 PM
my backhand is lethal and it is hard to pick which way i'm going. when my first serve is on it is a weapon. but these are pro's we're talking about and unless you've hit up with a pro you don't know how you'll go. i can't tell how hard a pro is htting by watching them on t.v. or live i really need to hit with the person to determine the speed they are hitting at. and more than likely pro's are hitting way harder than you think. if you have one flaw in a shot they'll bring it out. you could have a great shot but you may need time to prepare and so o and pro's will take that away from you so you really have to hit with them to know how you'll go and whether you have a weapon or not.

Jem
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:04 PM
I played a guy ranked inside the top 300 once and won a grand total of nine points. In truth, I really only "won" two points -- both of them screaming forehand winners that occurred when my racket happened to be in exactly the right place when he hit the ball. The other points occurred when he doublefaulted or made a mistake. What amazes me about the pros is their speed of game. They move around the court amazingly fast, and they hit the ball with incredible speed, angles and placement. It's amazing!

Glenn
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:11 PM
The title of the thread should be changed, none of us can actually win points against top players.

Glenn
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:12 PM
PS: My forehand is good. :)

SM
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:30 PM
no chance. if i serve well i hit my serves hard enough to trouble and win easy points against club players...but thats cos they arent used to the pace , and im sure a pro would drill them.

as for the rest of my game against a pro..LOL

CamilleVidann
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:33 PM
My frame-hit backhand can always disguise my opponent cuz I can do it intentionally. You never know how it will bounce cuz the spin is extraordinary as hell. It works for anyone. Serena Williams? She stands no chance to reach my off frame backhand.

azza
Aug 5th, 2003, 02:49 PM
:rolleyes: wow u conviced me :rolleyes:

skanky~skanketta
Aug 5th, 2003, 04:09 PM
well, i know i couldnt beat a pro, especially someone who retrieves really well like ASV, serena, venus, kim, justine, conchita, smashnova or amanda...

but i've seen how some players play, like gala leo garcia and sometime i fancy my chances. the thing is that 'm not a pro, i dont have the experience or the fitness to last that long. but the shot i usually beat players with is my one-handed backhand which i usually drive, i dont like slicing too much. i can go any direction. and my net play is superb, which is why i play singles better than dubs. and i throw in dropshots all the time. it looks like i'm gonna slice, but i drop instead. but hit the ball to my forehand constantly and u'll beat me 6-0 6-0.

Whatzup
Aug 5th, 2003, 04:10 PM
My forehand and my serve :D Especially at the quicker undergrounds! :D

Come-on-kim
Aug 5th, 2003, 04:15 PM
My first service (i'm 1m95) and my backhand is solid but my forehand it depends lol

Cam'ron Giles
Aug 5th, 2003, 04:18 PM
YES, a baseball bat and a posse of thuggs to intimidate the fuck out of ANY player...I would win love and love...:D

controlfreak
Aug 5th, 2003, 04:26 PM
Maybe if I played against a girl ranked about 500 we could have a close match. Of course I would have to let her win... and then take her out for dinner afterwards ;)

Vincent
Aug 5th, 2003, 04:58 PM
I am thinking no matter how hard i hit, how hard i try, they could balance it or kill it with their perfect techniques. Imagine how we would do against Martina when she's on, Martina would win her first golden match, wow!

mboyle
Aug 5th, 2003, 05:14 PM
No. I hit very hard, but inconsistently. I hit lots of winners and UFEs. Against a pro my winners would disappear and my UFEs would skyrocket:o :sad: .

DA FOREHAND
Aug 5th, 2003, 06:54 PM
My forehand...DUH!

And my topspin lob, it almost always lands on the line, or just inside the baseline.

azza
Aug 6th, 2003, 01:42 PM
I played a guy ranked inside the top 300 once and won a grand total of nine points. In truth, I really only "won" two points -- both of them screaming forehand winners that occurred when my racket happened to be in exactly the right place when he hit the ball. The other points occurred when he doublefaulted or made a mistake. What amazes me about the pros is their speed of game. They move around the court amazingly fast, and they hit the ball with incredible speed, angles and placement. It's amazing!

:worship: :worship:

Jem
Aug 6th, 2003, 01:51 PM
Thanks, Azza. But let me repeat, my two "real" winners occurred only because I happened to be standing in the perfect place and the ball was coming at such a hard pace and I connected perfectly. I did play a former New Zealander pro (I think he climbed into the top 500) and reached deuce a few times in a 6-0 set. Thing was, when he wanted to step it up and close out the set, he did, and there was nothing I could do about it. I also played a woman once who played No. 2 (sometimes No. 1) on a Divison 1 college tennis team in the United States. We played a competitive set, but her consistency was too much for me in the end.

azza
Aug 6th, 2003, 02:59 PM
:) lol how did u play them and how did u find them :)