? ? He always looks sort of intimidated when a guy serves big and goes to the
? Yeah sometimes, but I did see him beat Rusedski in the Paris Open in '97
? and he did beat Henman also indoors. Moreover, he beat Becker on grass in
? Germany, how's that?
? I see what your saying though. In general net rushers bother him more than
? baseliners. Considering Zhenya's record against Enqvist (4-2 Enqvist
? leading), I hope Kafelnikov throws some other strategy into the mix may be
? a bit more s-v. If Enqvist is pounding his first serve and returning well,
? Yevgeniy will have to dig pretty deep mentally to weather it out and try to
? hang in there. If not we have a short final.
I think it is not going to be a short one. I watched YK in QF and SF and he
seems to playing very good tactically at the moment. Enqvist's first serve is
not even close to the one from Sampras or Ivanisevic, so Kafelnikov with his
excellent returns will have chances to break. As to Serve/volley, well,
Enqvist's victories over Lapentti and Rosset don't say much about that, but
his matches vs Aussies showed that he is very good against serve and volley
players at the moment. I think that the key for him ( YK ) is to hold his
serve in the first set, don't give Enqvist a quick break to get on a roll. I
believe, that was Agassi who said that with Thomas usually hitting so close
to the lines, even slight nervousness/ tiredness can greatly affect his game
and it seems to be true.
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