Originally Posted by jmnk
ok, so for the sake of an argument, could you illustrate how that is possible?
imagine a ball as a circle where 12 o'clock is toward the opposite court, straight toward the center mark. To hit inside out FH (for righthanded player) you need to hit the ball anywhere between 6 and 9 o'clock. If you pull the racket inwards, the plane of the racket face is moving from general area of 3 o'clock to 9 o'clock (meaning right to left).
Could you explain how the plane (a racket) can touch a round object (a ball) between 6 and 9 while that plane is moving from right to left?
An in out fh is not literally hit on the ball at 8pm. If you actually made contact at 9pm the ball would go to the side fence.
See federer io fhs. There is a lot of side spin if he wants it. Meaning he is pulling the racket right to left as he made contact.