Pros with straight arm technique?

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  1. Clay lover

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    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.
     
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    i think grigor dimitrov uses a straight arm forehand.
     
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    That is a double bend forehand for sure
     
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    Pause at contact, Haas has a straight arm.
     
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    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.
     
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    Soderling straight arm? :?
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    I think Haas uses a pretty straight arm actually, as I am talking about the arm at contact
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    double bend:

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    Vilas was at times was known to hit with a straight arm, ala Nadal, although this photo is not what I'm referring to.

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    Mcenroe, straight arm:

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    Connors was sort of in between:

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    Navratilova straight arm:

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