The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes Thomas Mikutis (Lithuania):
- Good footwork
- Very versatile playing style, defending and attacking with all material on both sides.
- heavy forehand chop with pimples in
- Good backhand topspin on chop
- good backhand block on first topspin of opponent
- Pimples don’t seem “choppy” enough to me. Backhand defense should have more back spin.
- Serves with backhand too long and not versatile enough
- often goes back too early and too far from the table thus giving away chances for attacking
- always defending with heavy chop on forehand
- get greater variety of serves
- practise counter topspinning with forehand against topspins into his forehand also with heavy side spin
- try to defend with occasional “floats” on forehand side to break rhythm of attacker
- should occasionally defend with long pimples on slow and heavily loaded topspins into his forehand