The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes Nicolas Champod (SUI):
- good physical fitness
- nice twiddling of the bat
- good use of long pips for messing up the game of the attacker
- quite versatile style
- good use of pips in when pushing with backhand
- good variety of serves
- good fighting spirit
- The way he holds the bat! Forefinger too much on middle of the rubber preventing optimal use of wrist when chopping with backhand and dynamic forehand topspin. I know: changing long lasting habits is nearly impossible, but if not the disadvantages will prevail!
- long pips seem to have no sponge. This means chop is generally not choppy enough, goes up too easily and pushes bounce too high!
- no defending with forehand
- forehand push not choppy enough due to grip issue
- change grip
- consider using long pips with sponge.
- consider occassional chop with forehand with both sides of the bat
- practise defending with forehand and pushing with more backspin with forehand