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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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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Rafa’s high defensive shot with great angle and massive topspin

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Seconds after having the advantage during the point, the player finds himself on the defensive. Tennis is a game in which players are constantly changing from offense to defense. Here we show a typical situation in which @Rafael Nadal shows why he is the king of clay.

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Top Player analysis – rapid fluctuations between offense and defense – Nadal vs Nishikori

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This rally between Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori during the Mutua Madrid Open is a great example of the rapid fluctuations between offense and defense during a point. First Rafa Nadal takes the offensive but then Nishikori is able to counter.

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