Pros Match Analysis

Everything done perfectly looks simple because perfection is the ultimate reflection of efficiency.
 
Mastering a stroke means generation maximum results with minimum effort and that is what professional players do. So if you want to understand the game of tennis better, the best thing you can do is to study the masters.
 
This section is designed to help you learn from the best. The various clips you will find here show the ideal way to perform different skills in all areas of the game. Enjoy the masters at work!
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Dominic Thiem – Check-Mate

Like in the game of chess, where a a series of moves can end a game, tennis players can also win points through well executed shot combinations. Here is an example by Dominic Thiem in a match against Stan Wawrinka.

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How to open the court with an excellent wide serve

Here we can see Maria Sharapova against Lucie Safarova opening the court with a wide kick serve. The serve creates many options for the next shot even though it is aimed at the opponent’s forehand. She could play down the line or hit behind Lucie.

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

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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The Sneak Attack

This clip is a great example of a sneak attack, that is, a situation when a player decides to approach the net only after he/she sees that his/her shot will get the opponent in trouble.In this case, Stepanek catches Murray leaning in the wrong direction and is able to force him with a neutral crosscourt backhand – a shot that would normally not lead to an opportunity to approach the net.

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Fight for your Position at the Net during a Crosscourt Rally

When playing one up and one back the players at the net should be in constant motion trying to poach or to defend against a poach. Too often players make the mistake of standing on one spot watching their partner play. When at the net get into a habit of moving and adjusting your position every time someone hits the ball. Here you can see Cermak and Fisher fighting for position at the net as their partners rally from the back.

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Taking Time Away from the Opponent

David Ferrer runs around the backhand and hits a forcing return crosscourt. As he sees his opponent in trouble, David moves forward but does not have quite the time to hit the incoming shot in the air.

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