Last updated on 02-Mar-2012 08:19:26 AM
hi alois and jeff,
ive observed that forehand dominated players like ma long or ma lin use a short stroke in the backhand . is this because they want to use time it would take for a long bh stroke to get in to play strong forehands or is there some other reason?
I think your observation is a good one. They have to compromise a little with the backhand to allow themselves enough time to play their big forehands. It often will stem from their stance as well. If they want to play a lot of forehands they will stand a little more side on favouring their forehand side.