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groundstroke
05-08-2008, 03:18 AM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ppgallery.html?ccode=RNADAL&pcode=RNPLO07#

has anyone else marvelled at Nadal's unique style of forehand when he's going inside out, he brings the stick around and over the top of his head, this is in NO coaching guide, it is pure Rafa. Has anyone witnessed anything similar!?

groundstroke
05-08-2008, 03:19 AM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/ppgallery.html?ccode=RNADAL&pcode=RNPLO07#

Rafanatic
05-08-2008, 04:25 PM
Where is the picture?

baselinerT
05-08-2008, 04:26 PM
where'd you get that picture, it looks sick!

drakulie
05-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Robert Landsdorp (spelling), has been teaching this for years. Some students: davenport, sampras, austin, sharapova, etc.

It's called a reverse forehand. Nothing new.

Sup2Dresq
05-08-2008, 04:42 PM
Robert Landsdorp (spelling), has been teaching this for years. Some students: davenport, sampras, austin, sharapova, etc.

It's called a reverse forehand. Nothing new.

even older

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/25/news/rwtechnic.php

drakulie
05-08-2008, 04:52 PM
^^^Damn you Superman! I'll get you!!

califsurferboy33
05-08-2008, 05:45 PM
re upload the pics

Joker
05-08-2008, 06:25 PM
re upload the pics
Yeah, I cant see them either.

orangettecoleman
05-08-2008, 10:00 PM
nothing unusual there, graf did it on about every forehand she hit.

Vision84
05-08-2008, 10:17 PM
Nadal is just unique in the way that he does it often for regular shots where he isn't out of position.

127mph
05-08-2008, 11:19 PM
Nadal would have a tough time playing this type of forehand in the days when no one played with poly strings. With gut he would be changing strings like every 3 games. Also helps that he has that nuclear racquet.

lordmanji
05-08-2008, 11:53 PM
nadal and andreev look to have very similar forehands. but andreev looks like he twists his torso more which ends up giving his forehands amazing angles and from awkward positions. but yeah, davenport hits reverse forehand, sharapova (ugh so ugly when she does it), and many other pros though not quite as often. imo, they do it when theyre too laterally close to the ball so to generate racket speed, they finish over their shoulder.

127mph
05-09-2008, 12:07 AM
andreev finishes his forehand with his forearm in front of him, his forehand is mostly twisting his forehand over the ball.

HoVa
05-09-2008, 12:42 AM
pic?

cant see damn pic

HoVa
05-09-2008, 12:55 AM
i remember conchita martinez (or was it arantxa sanchez-vicario?) use it to put extreme spin and cross-court angle on it.

i picked it up cause when my opponent used an angled shot to my forehand, i could put an even extreme angle back. it was super effective.

its also effective to curve the ball down the line when my oppenent approaches crosscourt to my forehand.

dont know what the big deal is about it now. its been used by sampras much for effectively than nadal.

Say Chi Sin Lo
05-09-2008, 09:38 AM
it's really nothing new, I'm sure most of us have used that stroke one time or another (forehand cross court on the run). I use it when i approach the net. I was never coached to use it, but it became natural as I wanted more spin under certain situations.

dgoran
05-09-2008, 12:49 PM
http://tennis.com/yourgame/instructionarticles/visuals/visuals.aspx?id=121966
For all those who need a visual...

-Goran

jmsx521
05-09-2008, 01:33 PM
You can't do this type of whip on the ball without having tons of lead tape at the top of the frame. No wonder people have been saying he has tons of lead tape, scrap metal, iron & cast iron right under the top of the bumper guard. Then, when it's head heavy, it becomes more obvious that the racket can do this heavy rip on the ball... provided that the player has the physique and the body of someone like Nadal.

dgoran
05-09-2008, 01:36 PM
You can't do this type of whip on the ball without having tons of lead tape at the top of the frame. No wonder people have been saying he has tons of lead tape, scrap metal, iron & cast iron right under the top of the bumper guard. Then, when it's head heavy, it becomes more obvious that the racket can do this heavy rip on the ball... provided that the player had the physique and the body of someone like Nadal.

Well it certainly helps to have 10-15 gr of lead in the top but I would not say it is impossible without it. It's just the spin is not the same without the lead ;)

dgoran
05-09-2008, 01:38 PM
BTW did OP mean mastery or mystery? There really is no mystery here but MASTERY is abundant :)

jmsx521
05-09-2008, 02:00 PM
Yes, it's more like mAstery, I agree.

HoVa
05-09-2008, 07:41 PM
You can't do this type of whip on the ball without having tons of lead tape at the top of the frame. No wonder people have been saying he has tons of lead tape, scrap metal, iron & cast iron right under the top of the bumper guard. Then, when it's head heavy, it becomes more obvious that the racket can do this heavy rip on the ball... provided that the player has the physique and the body of someone like Nadal.

why do you need tons of lead tape to make this shot?

my grandma can make that shot. and she doesnt even play tennis.