Game and skills analysis Wang Wei (USA)


The following observations are of course my personal view and do not claim to be the “truth”!

Here comes Wang Wei (USA):

Strengths:

  • good footwork
  • good forehand topspin against pushes and topspins
  • good forehand blocking against topspins
  • good backhand defending
  • good heavy backspin push with forehand
  • very good backhand serves

Weaknesses:

  • not a great variety of forehand serves
  • no consistent defending of slow spinny topspins down his forehand
  • has problems with topsins into his body
  • not twiddling often where it would make sense
  • backhand block with pips-out not used often enough. The commentator of the first video claims he has short pips, but I doubt this. I would reckon he has medium-long pips. Short pips would have a different flying curve and behaviour when pushing the ball

Suggestions:

  • get greater variety of serves especially with forehand
  • occasionally pushing with pips-in on backhand side would make sense
  • block or smash high pushes with backhand
  • block slow and high topspins into his backhand more often with pips-out rubber.
  • practice defending with both forehand and backhand when confronted with topspins into his body
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