Why do a lot of the Asian players choose to move right across the table and play a backhand flick off a short serve from the forehand side? Why not just play a forehand flick?
this link kind of goes against what I said there. This is Ovtcharov playing the shot at 55 seconds. This ball is actually long (i think), so why not hit a forehand?
and Alois Rosario said...
Ovtcharov is a special player with a special backhand. He uses his backhand a lot from the forehand side. It is not something that I would recommend to most players and difficult to copy.
I would say to most players to use your forehand topspin in that situation.