When you see somebody try to hit a "Nadal Forehand".....

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  1. pgreg

    pgreg New User

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    what do you think?
     
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  2. Spin-A-Lot

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    I'm thinking, man it must hurt doing that...or how in the world can he do that without accidentally knocking himself out ;) hehehe...
     
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  3. Puredrivetennis

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    lol tough to say... is it working for said player?
     
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  4. pgreg

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    said player is a 3.5
     
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  5. SoBad

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    Make fun of him. Is that the advice you are seeking?
     
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  6. Spin-A-Lot

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    In all fairness, if its working for him..great! if it's causing trouble for the opposition..even better! (especially if you're his doubles partner ;)) If you are on the receiving end and is having trouble playing his shots..then too bad...learn to deal with it...
     
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  7. lethalphorce

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    I played a 3.5 w/ a reverse FH a couple weeks ago. I thought (and I told him) his FH was very good, because it was (for a 3.5).
     
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  8. jc4.0

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    I'm not left handed, but if I could hit any shot like Rafa hits, I would be the best player in my league.
     
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  9. Slazenger07

    Slazenger07 Banned

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    Do you mean western grip with a reverse finish?
     
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  10. raiden031

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    Well people who don't even follow through on their strokes deserve to be made fun of more than someone who hits with Nadal's strokes.
     
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  11. Steady Eddy

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    It's natural that people will try to imitate the players the see on tv. During the early 80's many tried to copy Borg's haymaker forehand, and McEnroe's serve stance. Not recommended. Vilas and Borg hit with alot of top and wore headbands, whenever I saw a guy with headbands then, I knew he'd think he's another Borg or Vilas. Especially if he got out a Donnay racquet. (He'd also ask to have it strung at 80 lbs. 'cause that's what Borg did. :) )

    But what do I think? I think he probably won't be a very good player, because instead of taking lessons he's thinking he can just copy what he thinks he sees on television. Also, if he's copying a current star, like Nadal, his exposure to tennis is probably only recent, and most people aren't very good at tennis when they start out.
     
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  12. Puredrivetennis

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    if it works, what ever... if hes netting or fencing every 3rd groundie... well, laugh amongst yourself :lol:
     
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