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Old 09-26-2012, 03:58 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by bradsm01 View Post
Good point. But what is your take on Rod Laver who kinda kept is opposite arm hanging down as he executed forehands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUvK-...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-VeBIal8TU

I don't think anyone can discredit Laver as anything less than an incredible player, even in the power and speed department especially after watching his match against a much younger and hard hitting Connors.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SptdffCeVmM
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They really made me realize again how amazing those players were with their traditional strokes. Traditional strokes seem so intuitive (almost like a person without any training would hit the ball) yet the modern strokes seem more fluid and powerful. After watching Laver, I'm almost starting to doubt whether the modern stroke has that much of an advantage over the traditional.
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