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One question about a strange tactic

Why do players (like Hewitt today) making a sliced backhand approach to the net tend to cover down the line return shot when the cross court return is the perhaps the least risky shot for his opponent to hit.

Is this a wrong tactic by anyway or is it a good one?

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Re: One question about a strange tactic

Can somebody help me with this question, please?

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Re: One question about a strange tactic

I dunno. I gues in theory a cc passing shot has a greater distance to travel and therefore should give the guy at the net a split-second longer to react. It could be a ploy aimed at a particular opponent who might favour dtl passing shots at clutch moments.
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Re: One question about a strange tactic

basic tennis geometry:

here's a site about it: http://www.tennis-x.com/fun/tennistipsgeometry.php
look at "net play"

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Re: One question about a strange tactic

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basic tennis geometry:

here's a site about it: http://www.tennis-x.com/fun/tennistipsgeometry.php
look at "net play"
Thanks a lot.

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Re: One question about a strange tactic

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basic tennis geometry:

here's a site about it: http://www.tennis-x.com/fun/tennistipsgeometry.php
look at "net play"
nice article. pretty funny as well
thanks for that.
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Re: One question about a strange tactic

I'd cover the DTL shot as well because you can get faster to the middle of the court than reacting on a wrong foot pass by your opponent.
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