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Old Mar 14th, 2015, 04:21 AM   #301
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Re: Which pro does your game compare most to?

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My game is a work in progress.
My serve has really improved but only flat serves. Slow serves but I go for placement.
Mostly a baseliner but I'm not scared of volleying anymore like I was in the past.
Two-handed backhand for normal strokes and volleys. One-handed backhand for slice.
One-handed or two-handed forehand (I can switch easily) for normal strokes. But only one-handed for slice and volleys.
Love hitting lobs and angled shots. Tend to go for a little too much at times. Bad habit I've now gotten rid of. I'm working on consistency and the big difference is that I enjoy hitting the ball for the sake of hitting the ball. Love hitting with a lot of topspin but since I switched to a denser string pattern racquet switched back to my old racquet 16x20 - I need the spin.
Prefer to take open stance for both backhand and forehand. That was one of things holding my game back, I'm really working on my footwork to be ready for every situation.

Semi-western grip for forehand, semi-western grip on the top hand for backhand. Of course, all continental for slices and volleys.

Apparently my footwork is good even although I don't think it is. But I probably think that only because my anticipation is so poor. I would know someone's going to drop shot and yet I won't leave the baseline until the ball leaves their racquet. I have slow reaction, that's not I'm scared of the net. So I think that's the problem, not my footwork.

Prefer slower, high bouncing surfaces. I don't think I play like anyone. I would like to think that my game is built about wood racquet style strokes but with modern grips and equipment.

I just enjoy hitting the ball and enjoy moving the ball from corner to corner, front to back.
I feel like my game has really progressed so changed my post above. One biggest change with my mentality is that I don't go for too much anymore. I don't think I'm a pusher. I do like to go for winners but only after moving my opponent around.
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Old Mar 16th, 2015, 04:37 AM   #302
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Re: Which pro does your game compare most to?

Yeah, I can say with confidence now, it's like Clijsters, Vera, and a touch of Murray (I like to hit some off pace slices and angles).

In full confidence (so not today, lol), I'm totally like a Clijsters. Dictate with the forehand, rally with the backhand. But I also like coming to the net and have good volleys.
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Old Mar 16th, 2015, 02:02 PM   #303
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Re: Which pro does your game compare most to?

Like JJ this year.
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Old Mar 17th, 2015, 01:45 AM   #304
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Re: Which pro does your game compare most to?

So I played a tournament after a few months last weekend and realized I have become a poor man's Niculescu. Except I slice my backhand and attack with my two-handed forehand, instead of viceversa like she does.

God, please kill me.
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So I played a tournament after a few months last weekend and realized I have become a poor man's Niculescu. Except I slice my backhand and attack with my two-handed forehand, instead of viceversa like she does.

God, please kill me.
You mean like Pancho Segura?
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Old Mar 17th, 2015, 10:54 AM   #306
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You mean like Pancho Segura?
Yeah! Minus the talent
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Old Apr 16th, 2015, 09:51 PM   #307
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Re: Which pro does your game compare most to?

Sam Stosur, but at 5% of her power and no muscles lol. Maybe closer to her speed at least. My service motion is very, very different though, but I use her variety. And don't get nearly as high off the ground as her!
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Old Apr 17th, 2015, 03:43 PM   #308
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Re: Which pro does your game compare most to?

Nowadays my game has evolved so much, mostly for the worse.
I feel really shanky and have 0 confidence.
My serve has got so much better though.
Playing with my right hand I'm probably like Bouchard with Lisicki's serve (both the 2015 edition).
Off my left hand I feel like I Kerber every shot, especially the backhand.

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Can anyone provide me an example of a player with bad inside-out forehands like mine but still stubbornly going for that shot

I mean ... I often end up with it being framed or hitting so inaccurately that it ends up flying into cosmos or into the middle
Me.
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I have a serve with a lot of effect, with a very good topspin. I hit mostly flat both FH and BH, sometimes with a little spin. The volleys are not my strong point. My best shot is probably the backand. It is really strong and passes near the net, specially, DTL . My forehand...I can do a lot of errors with it, but when it is good, I hit it well. Can someone compare me with a pro player on each tour (ATP/WTA)? My backhand is 2-handed and my forehand, one-handed.
Pennetta? Hantuchova?
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