How to beat this kind of player?
This weekend I'm playing a tournament, both singles and doubles, and I'm pretty sure it's possible that I'll have to face a guy who beat me the last time we played (in singles).
He's around 55 years old and not very fast. He always hits his forehand and backhand the same way. His forehand has a huge amount of slice and has a really low bounce. It was very difficult for me to attack it. On the backhand wing, he always hit a very very high lob, that usually lands very deep near the baseline.
Now I'll tell you a bit about me. I'm 26 years old, 6 ft tall and I'm a fast runner, I usually get to a lot of balls. My forehand and backhand are quite similar in terms of consistency and power, maybe my backhand is a bit more powerful but flatter which gives me less margin of error. I'm not really confident with my overhead smashes which is a problem considering his high lobs.
Another problem for me is that the matches are not played best of 3 sets. It's just 1 set, so I can't get him tired. The last time we played I tried several things, but just one set is not enough time to adjust (at least not for me, lol).
His serve is not that great, so I thought I might risk a bit with the returns and try to put him in a tough spot.
Any advice or comments will be most welcome!
See you guys around