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To start off, I want to tell you guys that you did a great job at the Australian open, I was so surprised to hear you commentating as well as seeing alois interviewing players.
My question today is that I have a very bad habit of having a upwards topspin stroke especially of the backspin ball. Yes, I know the vertical stroke is the way to do it against a backspin ball and by having that very upward stroke, I can reach 80% consistency and at the same time generating tremendous spin which even my coaches have difficulty blocking it.
But my biggest problem is that I have no speed on my topspin. Yes, my topspin have that high kicking bounce which make it awkward for the opponent but it does not have the forward force. My coaches tell me to improve the quality to more or less like Jeff which is fast and spinny.
I tried to hit more forwards with the stroke like my coaches advise me but whenever I do it the ball will land in the net and my consistency drops. How can I overcome this problem?
Thanks for the kind words about the Australian Open. It was a great thrill for us too.
Consistency will tend to drop if you are moving more forward and hitting the ball faster. It is always a trade off between the faster flatter contact and the slower with more spin. You don't need to do one or the other. You can change it up depending on the shot you want to play each time and what your opponent is ready for. To get the water focus on the flatter contact. However, there still needs to be an element of spin on the ball as well.
If you think of it in percentages, the slower ball is 80% spin and 20% flat. The faster ball may be the opposite but there are plenty of possibilities in between that as well.
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