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After an engrossing final with Phil Cockle, Derek Morrell won the Group 1 final. Although the score shows 3-0, each of the games were tense affairs. Phil was able to control Derek's mystifying changes of spin from exceedingly spinny underspins when chopping a topspin to an unexpected topspin/no spin when blocking it. He did this by alternating a push with a simple topspin but in the end this was not enough. This was because Phil's attacking arsenal was not strong enough to put easy balls away whereas Derek had a good forehand drive, smash and even loop of high balls that go his forehand.
Both players acquitted themselves well and deserve the title of club and runner-up champion of the club's Rating Competition.
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