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Old 10-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #101
sureshs
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Originally Posted by HunterST View Post
Okay, so here's pretty definitive proof that Fed holds racquet at chest and then begins the stroke.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI5Pa...vwp&NR=1#t=38s

This video, however, shows Serena taking the racquet back and waiting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNKIwi54HlY


So, basically, I guess the answer is it doesn't matter?

Obviously Federer has the better forehand, but is Serena's easier to copy for mortals?
Not only Serena, and not only early takeback, I have posted many videos above which show the hands separating early in the turn. There is no distinct stalking phase and whatever is there does not need a new term to describe it. Regarding the early takeback, the deleted thread had so many examples from me that I don't know why this is still being discussed. It depends on the situation.
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