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Old 09-12-2012, 02:28 PM   #12
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I just played 2 tough sets in some wicked wind and I started to feel Novak's problems acutely.

For example, what should have been crosscourt flattened out forehand winners got pushed wide and stretched against forward momentum shots (change of direction stretch) almost made me fall over because the wind would give an unexpected push. Those are two things that are central to Novak's game.... keeping impossible balance and painting the lines.

That and the fact that the player with the most versatile slice backhand has an advantage hitting into the wind was also a factor. Murray does have more variety of spins than Novak.

Overall it is a lot more work and if you are fussy about precision.
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