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Clay lover
01-07-2010, 06:16 AM
So far we've got Federer, Nadal and Verdasco who use a straight arm at contact for their forehands, are there any others? Srichaphan I remember had a pretty straight arm when he hit his forehands. What about among the former pros? Wayne Ferreira was said to have a pretty straight arm but I don't know about others.

Recon
01-07-2010, 06:51 AM
Gasquet -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk_eCLU_qnU

Haas -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wwXxPxzmA

A lot more, just too lazy to search for them all. It really isn't a rare technique as some might think, a lot of pros use it.

Blake0
01-07-2010, 07:22 AM
i think grigor dimitrov uses a straight arm forehand.

mauri_99
01-07-2010, 07:44 AM
Haas -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wwXxPxzmA

A lot more, just too lazy to search for them all. It really isn't a rare technique as some might think, a lot of pros use it.
That is a double bend forehand for sure

Recon
01-07-2010, 05:27 PM
Pause at contact, Haas has a straight arm.

ms87
01-07-2010, 07:50 PM
Pause at contact, Haas has a straight arm.

No he doesn't.

Current pros with straight arm forehands include federer (sometimes), nadal, verdasco, soderling, and schrichapan. philippoussis also hit a straight arm forehand but the mechanics were not really similar to more modern pros.

Raidenx
01-08-2010, 12:15 AM
Soderling straight arm? :?
http://www.tennisthoughts.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/robin.jpg

Clay lover
01-08-2010, 02:28 AM
I think Haas uses a pretty straight arm actually, as I am talking about the arm at contact

SystemicAnomaly
01-08-2010, 03:56 AM
Note that what many people refer to as "straight-arm" on the FH is sometimes really a very mild double-bend. Federer and others will often hit with the elbow further from the body than a more conventional double-bend. The arm is often comfortably straight -- very slight bend, not hyper-extended or locked out elbow.

jazzyfunkybluesy
01-08-2010, 04:04 AM
No they are totally different. I have seen photos on Tennisplayer.net. Nadal hits a straight arm forehand. I have seen pictures where Fed hitting both. And then most of the guys hit a double bend forehand.

JediMindTrick
02-09-2010, 07:41 AM
Del Potro's arm is pretty straight on the forehand. It's not completely straight, it looks more like a relaxed arm, kind of like Federer's.

drakulie
02-09-2010, 08:09 AM
Haas -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wwXxPxzmA



haas uses a double bend.

drakulie
02-09-2010, 08:11 AM
Del Potro's arm is pretty straight on the forehand. It's not completely straight, it looks more like a relaxed arm, kind of like Federer's.

double bend:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/05/28/article-0-051F341D000005DC-788_468x301.jpg

drakulie
02-09-2010, 08:12 AM
Vilas was at times was known to hit with a straight arm, ala Nadal, although this photo is not what I'm referring to.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0909/classic.us.open.images/images/guillermo-Vilas.jpg

Love the socks. :)

drakulie
02-09-2010, 08:15 AM
Mcenroe, straight arm:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/04pL6k23xJbB1/610x.jpg

drakulie
02-09-2010, 08:18 AM
Connors was sort of in between:

http://top-people.starmedia.com/tmp/swotti/cacheAMLTBXKGY29UBM9YCW==/imgjimmy%20connors1.jpg

drakulie
02-09-2010, 08:23 AM
Navratilova straight arm:

http://www.tennisserver.com/turbo/images/hartford98/MartinaNavritilova.jpg