Anyone else notice Andy Murray puts no wrist on the forehand?

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  1. Steven87

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  2. Kevo

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    He does have sort of a straight take back, but he is hitting with a western or semi-western grip and it looks like he takes his wrist back as far as he wants to before the take back. It's a little hard to tell from that video how much he's using the wrist on the take back though.
     
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    I've heard he has an extremely high swingweight. When your swingweight gets up near the 400 range with a high static weight racquet, it forces you to use less wrist.
     
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    In a few stills I've seen of him he reminds me of McEnroe in his set up on the forehand at times - very straight arm and looking to hit with the shoulder. Supposedly his change of pace is something that disrupts opponents and it may be that he does get some snap into the shot, just not all the time.
     
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    Hmmm...if this is true, im adding more weight to my n6.1 95...
     
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    zIt actually looks a little bit akward when he hits it
     
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    How are you guys possibly seeing what his wrist is doing? If it is laid back or not?

    Unbelievable what some people will convince themselves they are seeing.
     
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    yup


    i agree


    there is wrist..look at his follow through and where he ends up. We got wrist
     
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    That is one no nonsense forehand, though.
     
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    Here is a photo of his forehand. His wrist is laid back. It is just deceiving because of the extreme grip he uses.

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    oh, by the way---God Bless & Praise the Lord!
     
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