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Not physically big, no big weapons. Seems to play like most other ATP players. Why is he ranked in the top 10 now?
This.Ruud has one of the heaviest forehands on tour. His spin is on par with Nadal, Berretini etc at about 3500+ RPM.
Also his movement and court IQ is excellent.
Good post sirsuper-heavy forehand, very well conditioned, mentally reliable and professional. Excellent 2nd serve for his size, and 1st serve aight.
he is also one of the few proper top clay specialists around these days, discounting the typical south american journeymen. A Thiem mold type of player essentially, without the single-hander.
if he wants to take the next step, i say he needs to improve his return and backhand a bit more and his ability to counter / his shot tolerance. He is best when he gets to dictate with the forehand.
To be fair the heavy spin is a little hard to distinguish on TV...It helps to see in person. OP seems like he is really into learning as much as he/she can about he game.Problem is people don't even watch tennis, they just comment, unlike you, who knows about tennis
I disagree on the weapons. He has one of the best forehands when he has time, solid backhand, solid serve, solid mentality. The forehand is very heavy. Suits clay well.