Originally Posted by Robxon
He is undoubtedly a good player and I saw him play a few times for my school. However, I cannot see him getting into the top 250. He has beaten Ancic about 5 years ago but look at the differences in the 2 of them since. When Ancic beat Fed at Wimby 2002, Smith was ranked 1200. Only this year has he made some improvements but he is unlikely to do much better than beat the rest of our domestic players. Unless he puts more effort into training and practising, he will waste some of his extra talent.
I wasn't particularly impressed with his play at the Nottingham satellite event last November, but he did well enough to win a few rounds. His baseline play is good but his serve is a little too weak. He is a good attacking player but is quite hit and miss. Also, he has a very strange stance when receiving serve. He spreads his legs almost the width from the tramlines to the centre mark.