Time for Agnieszka Radwanska to change game to challenge top 3 players.

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Amelie Mauresmo, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. vandre

    vandre Hall of Fame

    Aug 27, 2007
    no man's land
    sidebar: is it possible for a pro to make major changes to their game after they turn pro (game improvement changes not because of injury changes)? if so when? has any pro ever done so with positive results without negating a positive aspect of their game?
  2. barnes1172

    barnes1172 New User

    Apr 16, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Aga might benefit from an equipment change, to a heavier racket. It is difficult to hit through the ball with the lightweight racket she uses now.

    As a point of comparison, compare Federer's racket weight, and the pace on his forehand.
  3. slowfox

    slowfox Professional

    Oct 3, 2011
    Perhaps Wilander who added a solid slice bh to his arsenal.
  4. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 Hall of Fame

    Mar 31, 2006
    You might also compare Fed's size and strength as a part of his ability to handle a heavier racket. A little lead may add a bit of power but not enough to go toe to toe with Serena.

    I also doubt her stick is as light as the stock version.
  5. mightyrick

    mightyrick Legend

    Aug 19, 2010
    Austin, TX
    Roddick is the best example I can think of... where someone modified their game pretty heavily... and became more successful -- after a period of working through kinks in his new game.

    Roddick added an excellent slice that he could hit deep down the line or crosscourt, ditched his flat driving forehand for a deep loopy topspin forehand, and started coming to net more (although he wasn't great at volleying).

    After a period of waning, having Connors for a coach really helped him bring aggression back into a more all-court game... as oppose to one-dimensional serve/winner style of tennis.
  6. OHBH

    OHBH Semi-Pro

    Aug 8, 2009
    Aggie just needs to hit more of these

  7. 70後

    70後 Hall of Fame

    Jan 24, 2013

    Radwanska is the finesse type, like Chakvetadze or Hingis. Her best points are flexibility, quickness, improvisation, and variety. imo, bulking up to bash will not help her type much but be detrimental to her natural strengths. You have to play to your own gifts and continually be a better version of yourself, your own game. Or Wozniacki who is the endurance type both physically and mentally who runs down everything and never lets a point go, her mistake, I believe, was trying to be more aggressive by emulating ball bashing which she wasn't good at but ended in many more errors. (In her case, also, the level of the field did pick up, but she was also playing worse.)

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