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Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

well at leasthe's tryin to change something to improve on his not so spectacular recent form

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In the match, Gambill used a one-handed forehand for the first time in his career. He's been practicing with it for about a week and a half. "I'm trying to change a few things in my game," he said. "Using the one-handed forehand is a large step for me. A step that really could bring my game to a new height. I fought very well tonight. Made very few errors."
although i am a bit sad that this means that Raemon Sluiter is really the only double hander on both sides of note now. Thats how i play so its a shame i only have one player to look up to now

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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

I saw that too
I wonder why he would change at this stage of his career. Its not often that style changes happen after so many years.
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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

i think he has something to do with his absolutely dire last year. he's been as high as 14 in the world and reached t final in Miami in 2001 and t QF of wimbledon in 2000 where he took a set off Sampras. but since then he's been pretty crap. and last year he only earned 91 points and his only result of note was 3rd round at Wimbledon...

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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

Kendoll been practising one handers with Barbie
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You can always look up to Santoro
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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

I hope this helps him. I used to scream at him on TV to go to the one hander so he could get the reach. But, I don't know what suits him. Good luck, JMG.
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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

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I saw that too
I wonder why he would change at this stage of his career. Its not often that style changes happen after so many years.
He's experimenting. He had a bad last year, and the beginning of this year also went badly but hopefully he can start a fresh

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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

Congrats, Jan Michael. One hand is better for .. strokes

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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

Surprising. I've found from my own play and the play from other two-handers on the tour ATP and WTA players who play 1-handed instead of the usual 2-handed on the forehand makes the shot pretty loopy and not a strong shot.

Still he seems pretty confused with it all. Last year I saw a photo when he was hitting a left and one handed backhand instead of 2 handed forehand
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Congrats, Jan Michael. One hand is better for .. strokes
Do you have to trivialise EVERYTHING?

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Last year I saw a photo when he was hitting a left and one handed backhand instead of 2 handed forehand
Thats still his 2 hand forehand, sometimes he can let go though with one hand.

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Re: Jan Micheal Gambill now with a one handed forehand!

i've seen him play some unbelievable matches where i cant believe he hasnt been in the top 10 his whole career. but i've also seen him play some awful matches which make me wonder how he became a professional. i cant make up my mind whether i rate the guy or not. interesting to see how his single hander works out
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What does our resident Gambill expert Fee make of this change?

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aaw cool jan mike hope it helps him!


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What does our resident Gambill expert Fee make of this change?
haha yeah! pipe up Fee!
JMG is online now, so I guess she'll be demanding some answers as we speak

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Do you have to trivialise EVERYTHING?
why do u care?. Just put me on ignore

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