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Old 10-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #30
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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.

This video, however, shows Serena taking the racquet back and waiting.

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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