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Old 04-18-2013, 12:15 PM   #217
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Usually, you have more touch and feel rec players than touch and feel pro players. In order to ascend to ATP level, you gotta beat all those guys who message the ball, and the easiest way to do it is to crush the ball into corner's repeatedly, until the opponent basically doesn't try quite as hard any more.
Rec players, more use touch and feel, because lots of us non pros don't have the innate ability to really crush the ball.
Guys like McEnroe, and Gilbert, Mecir, drive opponent's crazy by NOT using power, NOT going for huge winners, showing a face of tennis their opponent's choose to ignore. And being able to absorb and redirect ATP level balls, that just drives the big hitter's nuts...unless they're named DelPo, Nadal, or Fed/DJ/Murray.
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