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dimeaxe 11-09-2012 11:57 AM

Pete and Steffi had the same forehand technique
 
Am I right about this one, it seems to me that they had the same swing, maybe grip...

PaulC 11-09-2012 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by dimeaxe (Post 7004788)
Am I right about this one, it seems to me that they had the same swing, maybe grip...

More or less. Even Lendl's was similar.

Their exaggerated "elbow-up first" take-back -- and then half-loop swing was used to be a clay court technique to do topspin drive with a smaller stroke that can last for hours yet generate enough racket head acceleration each time - with those heavier and sub-85 sqi rackets

Worked pretty well for them even on grass.

But I guess with the rackets nowadays, people can take FULL-LOOP swing with much more comfort. (Though the "elbow-up" take-back is still used today)

Prisoner of Birth 11-09-2012 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by dimeaxe (Post 7004788)
Am I right about this one, it seems to me that they had the same swing, maybe grip...

Their backhands aren't too dissimilar, either.

comeback 11-09-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Prisoner of Birth (Post 7005171)
Their backhands aren't too dissimilar, either.

AS IS THEIR INCREDIBLE RECORDS IN GRAND SLAMS

Fugazi 11-09-2012 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulC (Post 7004849)
More or less. Even Lendl's was similar.

Their exaggerated "elbow-up first" take-back -- and then half-loop swing was used to be a clay court technique to do topspin drive with a smaller stroke that can last for hours yet generate enough racket head acceleration each time - with those heavier and sub-85 sqi rackets

Worked pretty well for them even on grass.

But I guess with the rackets nowadays, people can take FULL-LOOP swing with much more comfort. (Though the "elbow-up" take-back is still used today)

They indeed has a similar swing, and yes, a similar grip too. The elbow-up take back is used by Eastern/continental grip users to ensure that the racquet stays closed enough to provide topspin.

Kalin 11-11-2012 05:38 AM

Great explanations, PaulC and Fugazi, thanks!


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