Originally Posted by Postpre
IMHO, too much emphasis is placed on the straight arm forehand (as opposed to the double bend) in HW's description of the Millennial forehand. The straight arm is not the end all be all; many have succeeded wothout it.
Of course not. If it were a must Djokovic would not be the best player in the world but he is real real close to a leverage based forehand..It merely is more efficient bio mechanically and based on the principles of science takes less energy to generate force with a leverage based forehand technique.