Originally Posted by boramiNYC
doesn't that passiveness explain alot of straight arm or whippy crazy rhs for the high level tennis?
Yes many parts should be laid back and passive not tight.
Look, there is definitely intent behind a swing in tennis. Nadal definitely does not want the racket to keep moving to the left. In that sense, he is pulling it to the right, but that does not seem the appropriate way to explain this. There are also flick shots where you can see pros deliberately manipulating the racket with the wrist in isolation from the rest of the swing.