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What's the difference between forced error & unforced error??

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1) Forced Error- A forced error is when your opponent hits a really good shot (powerful groundstroke, angled volley, drop shot, lob, etc), that you have to run, stretch, dive or scramble to get. Once you get there you are unable to put it back into the court or you hit the net. Technically, you made a mistake but since the your opponents hit a superior shot, they "forced" that error. Basically, if you hit a shot on the run and it doesn't go in, it's a forced error.

    2) Unforced Error- An unforced error is a mistake that you make due to simply hitting the ball incorrectly (shanks, mishits) or using improper positioning, lack of precision or just bad luck (such as hitting the let cord and having it drop back on your side). In other words, if you are playing a neutral rally and your shot goes out of bounds or hits the net, that is an unforced error.

    Double faults are also considered unforced errors in some tournaments and "service winners" (unreturnble serves that are not deemed aces because the opponent touched it) can also be considered forced errors.

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  • 3 years ago

    Unforced Error

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  • 1 decade ago

    Unforced error is "missing a shot they're supposed to make" off an easy ball. Either because of forcing too much, or just plain making a mistake.

    Forced error is missing not because of a player's own mistake but because the opponent hits a difficult ball, like a big serve or a shot to an open court where the player can barely reach it.

    It's a slightly subjective definition. For instance, for beginners any slightly fast ball can force an error. As a player improves, he's expected to make shots off difficult balls with consistency.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    forced error---like when federer hits a tough return to nadal and he takes a wild swing at it and it goes out.. unforced error== like when henin hits an easy return to serena and she tries to kill the ball (that's how the williams play) and it goes out. that's the difference, the position the returner is in at hitting the ball. and I wonder was serena forced or unforced to pose nude in that rag mag....

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    5 years ago

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    5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Forced is a play that was brought on by the actions of your opponent. Unforced is a play that you made happen.

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  • mj
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    forced error is when your opponent hits a drop shot or a really good winner and you have no chance of hitting it back. unforced error is when you make the error yourself and it comes to you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    forced error is when your opponent plays really good shot(drop shot,winner)and you have no chance of hitting the ball back to him,unforced error is when your opponent hits an easy ball and you hit it to the net or out

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