Game and skills analysis Chen Weixing (Austria)


The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!

Here comes Chen Weixing (Austria):

Nice Defence against Defence:

Strengths:

  • Good footwork
  • Great Forehand topspin against chop, block and topspin
  • Good consistent defending on the backhand
  • Good use of pimples when taking short serves
  • Good occasional use of backhand topspin with pimples in
  • Good forehand serves

Weaknesses:

  • Rarely defending with the forehand, not even against slow, short and very spinny topspins into his forehand thus creating opportunities for the attacker to “hammer” on his slow forehand block/loop
  • Weakness in blocking with pimples or pimples in with his backhand.
  • rarely smashes or blocks with pimples thus forcing himself to constantly moving to his backhand to topspin with the forehand which is too tiring on the long run
  • Not a great variety of dangerous backhand serves

Suggestions:

  • Chen should consider occasionally using the pimples on the forehand against slow, short and spinny topspins into his forehand
  • Chen should consider practising to block with the pimples-out against slow forehand loops into his backhand
  • Chen should consider practising to block with the pimples-in against slow forehand loops into his backhand
  • Chen should consider practising backhand serves in a great variety to make himself more versatile and unpredictable to players who know him quite well
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One thought on “Game and skills analysis Chen Weixing (Austria)”

  1. Chen is really a fantastic paddle twiddler! No one twiddles so much like him, he’s very unpredictable… so i think you could update your comments about him, if you look to his last matches you will see:
    -He seems to have introduced more forehand chops with the LP
    -He does nice blocks down the line with the pimple in rubber
    By the way, i think your suggested blocks with pimples out on slow topspins are quite difficult and useless to do at this levels…

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