The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!
Here comes Gustaf Ericson (SWE):
- very versatile and unpredictable playing style. Generally very impressing!
- good footwork
- good forehand topspin
- very good backhand topspin both on pushes and slow topspins
- quite a variety of serves on both forehand and backhand
- one of the few making use of long pips on forehand when chopping
- good backhand defence
- nice use of the long pimples when taking serves or messing up game on pushes of opponent
- nice twiddling of the bat when it makes sense!
- serves generally seem to be long all the time (disadvantageous when facing better players)
- sometimes attacking too much and too “wild” with backhand from forehand side
- trying to smash balls on forehand that are too low and should better be counter topspinned
- forehand defense not seen much (hard to say how good it is when needed)
- practice short serves
- practice defending with wrist on backhand (wrist is a bit stiff when defending)
- when facing better attackers not try to win points all the time by endless counterspinning on forehand (you will lose against better players). Rather defend once in a while.
- not rely too much on backhand topspin from forehand side (better players will use “old lefthander tactics”: Play deep down his backhand until he moves there and then push long down forehand