Maybe this is already confirmed by Manutoo, but I wanted to also confirm this extremely crazy shot. I played against someone tonight ranked a Master, and his nick was just "Player 1." He was receiving my serve from behind the baseline and off to my right. When he hit the ball, the ball curved in to my left enough to pass the sideline by maybe a couple of feet (in real life), but by the time it had crossed the net and was between me and the net, it had curved all the way back to my right past the umpire...crazy shot and no way I could have gotten it. Of course, it was a fault, but the point is that this is not a normal slice shot. And also, he hit several slow, looping shots that in real life would have been 30' - 50' high -- extreme. He would not reveal his secrets. He just said that he was "not here to chat." So, there is something going on. I was able to get 1 game
, which I am proud of.
I have learned how to hit a slice serve, and I have played with others who can do this little curve, but what this guy did was abnormal, no doubt.