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Can you give me also a suggestion... yesterday in a tournament, my opponent hit me flat in every service, every receive... which was out of my control ability... I couldn't even touch any ball, even sometimes I couldn't see the ball... rarely he did topspin, also with very fast and close bat angle... there was no rally, every points were ending at 2nd or 3rd ball... I lost the game in 3-0 (each game under 5)... how can I force my opponent to do a loop topspin, and resist from doing this... [I often serves backhand mix spin (backspin+side spin) like ruwen filus and same with pimple rubber, rarely as a variation, and very very rarely do forehand serves, and almost every serves of opponent I receive with pimple (red feint long 2 (1.1)) and my opponent seemed more dangerous than kirill gerassimenko]
It sounds like your opponent is very good so you have to take that into account.
Think about making the serve shorter and sometimes long to stop him from making a strong return. It is about making the first attack more difficult for the attacking player. Also think about making some more attacks yourself to break up the rhythm. Experiment with different positions on the table and also heights of the ball. Surprisingly, sometimes the attacker doesn't like the defensive ball a bit higher.
It is worth experimenting with a few things if you are in this position again.
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