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Old 08-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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In my opinion, generally no. A shot breaking down, IMO, generally means that you're missing shots that you should make. An opponent breaking down one of your shots has the added element that they're doing something that makes the shot just a bit more difficult. You should be able to hit it, but because of pace, spin, placement, they make it just enough tougher that you start missing more often.

The classic example is kicking up inside out fh to an opponent's bh. Safe shot for the player hitting fhs, potentially difficult shot for the player hitting bhs because of pace and spin. He's there, he's set-up to hit, but it's a harder shot.

The situations that you've described in your OP fall more into the category that you've thrown up a weak ball and are now paying the price.
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