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Hi everyone! I have a heavy topspin forehand (with pretty high clearance over the net) I am playing a guy that I have always had problems with....

He gives a lot of no pace balls (is a pretty big guy) but gets a lot of balls back(a lot!)...The last time I played him I won 7-6 7-5...I tried to bring him out of possition by playing a mid-court slice and then hammering the ball deep...it worked....

What are some other tactics I could use? He has a weak backhand that he just slices...I was thinking perhaps hit at his feet b/c he does give me a lot of very attackable balls.
 

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controlfreak said:
Well, the obvious #1 tactic would seem to be to twat your forehand to his bh, and rush the net to put away his weak reply... assuming you're happy with volleying and volleying winners...
I don't like the net all that much...and his backhand is weak...but not 'that weak'
 

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SM said:
i have the same problems as u mexicotrip against a similar opponent. if u dont like going to the net why dont you make HIM go the net...hit alot of short balls, if he is as defensive as he sounds he shouldnt feel at home volleying (an offensive shot)...

so give him alot of dink short balls, then lob or hit an adequate pass which should be enough.
I tried that a couple times and it worked...that is what I ment by bringing him in :)....thanks everyone :)
 

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dario88 said:
Players with a weak side in which they usually only use slice thribe on pace, which u shouldnt give them.

A low pace highly topspinned shot will do well on his backhand. Change ur grip a bit more western if necesary, a little difference in grip can change alot of ur game.

Thank you :)
 
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