Originally Posted by gindyo
Wow who said open stance forehand was a modern shot these guys were using it in 99% of the time, 30 years ago, when I was 2 y.o.
This whole modern term thing can be confusing.
"Modern" in this context comes from "modern instruction" which is modern due to
how different it teaches than classic instruction in the books for decades.
So when you hear modern Fh, you really need to understand that means modern instructed Fh,
because as you note, the best players have always used them to one
extent or another, but the instruction of them has only been by a few coaches over the
last few decades, even though it is becoming more normal each day.