The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes CHTCHETININE Evgueni (Belarus):
- good footwork
- very good and consistent backhand defense. Lately also with choppier pimples than he used to play.
- good and choppy defense on the forehand sometimes with awkward and unusual sidespin
- very good and consistent pushing on both side and with heavy backspin on the forehand
- good twiddling of the bat when pushing a lot thus making it difficult for the attacker to get down to his backhand with fast topspins.
- no great attacking skills
- forehand topspin very rarely a winner, not enough speed and/or spin
- no forehand countertopspin, thus being an “old school” defender and very unlikely to surprise by attacks or strange strokes.
- backhand defense only, no surprise possible for the attacker when playing down the backhand all the time
- no great variety of serves, nearly no winner serves
- no defense with long pimples on the forehand when confronted with heavy slow topspins.
- practice more dangerous serves
- practice counterspinning with the forehand
- practice occasionally blocking with the long pimples on the backhand
- practice defending with long pimples on the forehand