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Distance Learning: Lesson 2, How to beat a pusher
Published Nov 18, 2020
Paul Annacone and Prakash Amritraj have teamed up to share their knowledge in a new series called "Distance Learning". In episode two, the "doubles partners" rally up solutions on how to beat a pusher.
Go up the middle
Slow down your shots
Become a pusher yourself
Annacone provided Daniil Medvedev as a player to try to emulate when going up against a pusher. The Russian knows when to take risks and play aggressive, but he never over plays.
Amritraj, on the other hand, threw it back to the 1996 US Open final between Pete Sampras and Michael Chang. Sampras attacked the middle of the court and stayed patient to successfully defend his title against the crafty counterpuncher.