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Old 10-11-2012, 05:57 PM   #80
Frank Silbermann
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I find I am simply _unable_ to apply heavy topspin against someone who hits hard.

If he hits heavy topspin then I have to take it well on the rise, which means my ball will be rolling backwards as often as forwards.

If he hits it hard and flat, then I cannot time time the shot if my racket is moving perpendicular to his balls flight. So light topspin is all I can manage.

If my opponent hits soft to medium pace shots (so I can take them after they start to drop without retreating way behind the baseline), then I can load up on the topspin.
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