Is this even an issue?
Could you maybe post a video of what type of shot you're talking about returning?
If your opponent is hitting some kind of federeresque slice drop shot or running forehand just clap your hands and tell him nice shot. If someone can come up with those kind of shots consistently they deserve to win the match.
On most groundstrokes it shouldn't even be an issue.
If it's his serve that has a lot of sidespin, remember to take a compact backswing and just work on your timing. The more times you see that serve, the easier it will be to time.
You shouldn't be worrying about adjusting your racket face angle, or "spin axis" or whatever. Do it by feel. Just move your feet and try to time the ball like you would on any other shot.
Last edited by FrisbeeFool; 11-07-2012 at 12:48 AM.