This match is a couple levels below Andrea and the players are older. But at the same time it demonstrates the fight a normal player with normal skills has against an opponent who uses a bat with both LP and Anti rubbers.
That's why I love this sport,the player using anti and long pips doesn't seem to do anything right by the coaching manual!!! But his game isn't easy to play against!!! His opponent seemed to improve as the match went on which isn't easy against a player like that,as normally you can lose focus and technic when you are in so many long rallies .
Yes, WAY below Andra's play level . The old man was very good at making the younger move.
The younger player had a decent loop if he could only get into position to make it.
The old man did not have what I and some others call soft hands. When the younger player hit the ball hard, the older player did not block with soft hands so the ball bounced off long.
The ball was too high much of the time.
The serves were ineffective.