Originally Posted by chico9166
Bevel, why would Del Potro be a good model? I actually think too many club players construct there backswing in a similar fashion to him.
But I seriously doubt they are trying to emulate Delpo. They're probably deviating from his stroke at some point. You should have a Delpo takeback, followed by an X forward swing. It's a package deal, to some extent.
Think of it this way: There are tons of people who try (or tried) to emulate Federer or Nadal, and they probably had a worse experience.
I'm saying, for many/most people, Delpo is a better model than Fed or Nadal
because his stroke is more simple than theirs: He does not turn his palm down on the take back.