When he "bashes" the balls, they usually go in.
No.. that's not true, at least from the match against Hrbaty yesterday.
Here's my opinion after watching him play against Hrbaty yesterday.
- still relying on his first serve , trying to hit aces (come on ! placement , not just power)
- no patience like Dirk said, overhitting the ball at times and sometimes trying to hit the ball too early and too hard. (That's why Paradorn did hit the ball into the middle of the net several straight times, while Dominik waiting for his opportunities.) That's why he won 3 titles already.
- There was only one game that Paradorn did close out his service game easily which was the second game of the whole match but since then he struggled to get through while Dominik (who was sick) finished off the points easier.
- I would say he was lucky yesterday because the very fist game that he won, Dominik handed the game to Paradorn. Ball did not do anything. Let's hope he can find his best shots against IVan today.