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Old 10-07-2012, 03:27 AM   #14
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Heavy topspin provides you with:
-Better consistency
-More angle
-A higher point of contact for your opponent (makes it uncomfortable for him if you're looking for how topspin can be made a weapon)
-The ball will travel much further after bouncing. This combined with the height of the shot may force the opponent back, giving you a court positioning advantage
-It's another shot in your repertoire that you can use to mix things up, disrupting your opponent's rhythm

Topspin is not essential to having a great stroke however it never hurts. As long as you have sufficient physical strength and technique, generating enough power will not be an issue. The best groundstrokes in the game right now are those that possesses both pace and heavy topspin, e.g Fed & Nadal's forehand
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