Originally Posted by jmnk
yes. I agree with that. But all you are doing, by laying the wrist, catching the ball 'late' and more on the side - is trying to negate the effect of right to left movement of the racket, no? Because that is the only way to have the racket contact the ball past 6 oclock mark.
If so - why would you than advocate the pulling/yanking if all the rest of the movement (as you have described) is solely to 'undo' what that yanking would normally do??
(sorry, it is not easy to depict in words, I hope you get the point).
Look at the video of Federer hitting an inside out FH - check out the top slow motion views at around 3:55 through 4:10 and it looks to me there is a significant amount of across motion through the contact zone. To me, you are not compensating to work the pull motion into the stroke but rather the pull motion makes it easier to hit the stroke. Earlier in the video, it states there is an up motion through contact of about 15 degrees. And, you can also see the arm fully extend before it bends at the elbow and wraps into WW finish.