Nishikori is playing some solid tennis on clay in Spain, I had a chance to watch his match yesterday and like what I saw, man, he dominated that match from start to finish.
Now that’s what I call”In Your Face Tennis”.
He is using some of the same concepts I will be sharing with you guys over the next week in this blog.
Yesterday we talked about the “One Shot” on every point that every tennis player has and Kei was using this same concept yesterday, and he was dominating the match by doing it.
“He also used what we are going to be talking about today, which is called, the “” 2 shot set-up”, were you look to set your opponent up on the first shot, then you finish them off, on the second one.”
The 2 shot point can be a serve and then wining volley or a dipping shot to an opponent, then a clean pass after or also a powerful down the line approach shot, then a winning cross court volley.
To become an all-around player, practice these combinations and also work on others in practice.
“Be patience with yourself too, because at first, many of these patterns will be hard to develop in practice.”
You need to get in as many repetitions as you can and also have the nerve to try these 2 shot set ups in matches.
Many of you may have a problem with going for too much, too soon on points, so try looking to set up your opponent more and let the first shot do it for you.
In matches, use the “one shot” concept, with the “2 shot set up” and use them at the right times, and your matchplay results will speak for themselves.
I also think Kei, is going to take the title today.
Tomorrow, I will be getting into some more great matchplay tips for you guys.