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Old 12-04-2012, 05:16 AM   #11
Chas Tennis
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Originally Posted by Mikeplaystenniss View Post
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For instance, in this video of Pete:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC99glR53wE

To me the toss appears to behind him...at 12 o clock. How does one hit it with as much MPH and often times flat like Pete out of this toss?

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That video is not adequate to say "behind him." Find some Sampras high speed video side views.

Here is a high speed video from the side (the side view looks very different from the behind-the-server camera view).

http://vimeo.com/53440915

Notice: The trunk angle, upright arm and racket, arm angle to body. Interestingly, the players seem to not be looking at the ball at impact perhaps because of the stress on the neck forces them to look down. ?
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