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break the serve off --- June 23rd, 2016

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this is a left Lopez serve– breaking the serve very wide– pulling Zerev way off the court

close to close --- June 22nd, 2016

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when you get a volley at the net one of your best responses is to go around the outside of the other net player–2 bonuses — angle burst the movement and kept racquet up and in front

body attack and reach --- June 21st, 2016

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on the return– especially the second serve return — you want to body attack getting in front of the baseline and reach — getting the hit point clearly in front of you

our man Richard --- June 21st, 2016

Day two of qualies started at 10:30 with 6 matches scheduled for each court. I was keen to see three 18 year olds who were semifinalists at the US Open juniors as 16-year olds almost two years ago: Americans Tiafoe and Koslov, and Rublev, a Russian. They all started at 10:30 so I watched Koslov lose 6-2, 6-2. He cannot hit hard enough yet and slices way too much. Much work needed there. Then I saw Tiafoe lose a close 7-5 second set for the match and noted he’s added more muscle but needs to get more consistent. Rublev did win but I saw none of it.

Two other Americans I saw lose we’re Ryan Harrison and Tommy Paul. I was the kiss of death for yanks today.

cross over stay over --- June 20th, 2016

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when you poach — if you cross over one inch you keep on going– bonus angle burst on the poach– bonus racquet in front of the body– racquet head above the wrist

attack the return --- June 19th, 2016

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Ferrer has one of the most pronounced attacks on the return– he runs the attack