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Old 10-04-2012, 06:13 AM   #189
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Originally Posted by Ash_Smith View Post
Loving this discussion!

My "issue" such as it is with the "working across prior to contact" as an instruction is that if you look at Toly's image, whilst you can see that Rafa's hand is moving across his body in those frames (it has too because it is attached to his arm!), it still maintains the same distance from his body throughout. With an instruction of "working across prior to contact" there is a big danger (imo) of players literally pulling the hand across and therefore closing the distance and likely causing the elbow to rotate out and consequently losing stability.

Isn't that what Federer does?
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