Subtle Advantages

When I am delivering a game plan for a player on tour, this is the level of detail I want them to understand.

First and second serve targets in the Deuce court often vary from the Ad court. They are not always the same. It's about fitting together what you do well, and what the opponent does not like, or is not expecting.

The analysis on this page confirms what I have felt for many years - but never had the specific data to back it up. Backhand returns in general are more solid than forehand returns. It's consistent for men and for women, and between first serves and second serves. I can certainly think of exceptions to this rule, but when you look at big data sets like this, it's the overall trend that you focus on.

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