Offensive Game Situation – Gulbis approach and drop shot

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During a point, everything can change in a fraction of a second, from offense to defense and back to offense. In this match between Gulbis and Ferrer at the Madrid Open 2014, we find Gulbis with an opportunity to attack the net. He chooses his approach shot and drop shot targets in such a way as to make Ferrer cover as much court as possible.

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Doubles – Play Both Back to Return if you are Having Trouble Keeping the Return Low and Crosscourt

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One of the most important goals in doubles is to make the opponents play. Therefore, making a large percentage of returns is essential. Whenever you find yourself missing too many returns or hitting too many high returns that can be attacked, ask your partner to move to the baseline . This will take some of the pressure from your return since it will make it much harder for the serving team to attack your partner off a weak shot.

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Dominic Thiem – The right shot selection after a full speed sprint.

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In this video analysis of the match between the NextGen rising star (in 2016) Dominic Thiem and Stan Wawrinka at the Mutua Madrid Open, one can identify several factors that make tennis such an attractive sport and at the same time make it so difficult and challenging: plenty of shots in different directions, explosive sprints and direction changes, court coverage and tactical patterns.

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Playing a drop-shot and moving into the court

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Here we see a drop-shot situation in a match between Jeremy Chardy and Janko Tipsarevic. Chardy hits a drop-shot and moves well into the court (5.2 m/17.0 feet) in order to cover a possible counter drop shot. Tipsarevic has to split step and sprint (12.4/41.0 feet) towards the net to reach the ball. He reaches a maximum running speed of 27.5 km/h or 16.5 m/h.

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