The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes LIN Ju (Dominican Republic):
- very good and very choppy backhand defence due to using his wrist in an optimal manner too chop down the ball.
- versatile playing style with good mixture of attacking and defending variations
- good forehand topspin and sometimes astonishing sidespin topspins as in the video above against Apolonia at the Olympic Games 2008
- very good simple style looking but very deceptive serves, sometimes with heavy backspin and sometimes with no spin but almost looking the same for the opponent.
- sometimes a bit unpatient and attacking too early or to hastily thus creating unforced errors
- has gone a bit slow while playing in France (maybe not the right diet there for Asians :-))
- nearly never defending from his forehand side, which makes him too predictable and also vulnerable to slow and spinny topspins which he often returns too high.
- is not agile enough, f.e. not bending his legs enough when defending with backhand or counterattacking with forehand topspins (standing too upright).
- keep up or improve general physical fitness
- use backhand serve variations to increase inpredictability
- defend occasionally with forehand when it makes sense