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Old Jul 21st, 2008, 06:58 PM   #7
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Re: Describe your tennis game

Hmmm, ok

I would say I have a very good first service which is pretty hard & placed. It also normally comes to a very good quote and so it is a good weapon for me.

My second service however is also not really good & against good players I often get returnwinners back. I don't risk too much, however I should sometimes, cause I have seen many times that it can be really nice as well. I all in all rarely have DF's.

My forehand normally always been my best shot I'd say, it is extremly flat & very hard hitted , however this year not that consistant as I wanna see it. But it is more a mentally problem this year I'd say , I think too much , probably cause I wanted to much this year, but yeah. I can also play forehand-slice, but seldom. It is more when I see the opponent reacts better on very hard-hitted ball and has obviously big troubles with the slice. But it is not that often, cause it is also not my style to play slice there as well There must be one side with which I can hit hard

I'm one handed-backhand, however it is 80-90 % Slice during a match , whereas in practising I am able to hit it hard as well. I think my Slice-Backhand then is effective as well & many players have troubles to bring it back fine. My Slice is really consistant.

On the net I am very good with my backhand and I love backhand-volleys, however with forehand I often make too many errors unfortunately, despite I really like it go on the net.

On return I often risk a lot when it is on FH and so sometimes have , especially at the beginning on a match , a few too many errors. I like more to return hard services than these slow ones I usually stand around 0,5 - 1 meter in the field when I return. When I return on backhand it is quite consistant.

With 1,89 m I am pretty tall at all, but I am pretty fast for that, but my weakness is that I often stand wrong to the ball and so make sometimes a lot errors.

2008 is not my best season I'd say, 2007 was all in all better, but I am optimistic and I'm sure after a worse year will come a very good one as well. It is more a mental thing all in all, cause sometimes it is better than in all years before. Just not that consistant as usual. I often play very good TILL I have the chance That was horrible this year. Once I lost 0-6,3-6 in 115 Minutes 'cause of that Very disappointing if you did not play so bad all in all. Normally I have been pretty strong mentally.

So you can see my game is a mix between offensive (FH) and defensive (BH) and I am all in all content with my game, despite it does not work 100% this year. I am looking forward to next year and I am sure it will go better then again. I always been quite unlucky with injuries and still am. When I think all is fine for moment, sthg. else is comming



I could also go more in the detail, but I guess that's OK for first
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