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Old 01-20-2013, 02:45 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by isilra View Post
I think the future of the tennis is pull/atp style strokes. Federer is the one that should be watched to understand how it is done. His forehand is for sure the most complex and hardest forehand in the tour but if you are willing to improve yourself, you need to learn that pronation-supination route. It can be easily done with a semi-western grip without additional pronation and a straight arm at contact. Nalbandian also does that but he has a huge loop that might be hard to get used to.

But if you are a club player that only plays tennis for having fun with friends, you don't need so complex techniques. You just need to watch somebody that has a total continuous loop like del potro or hewitt and improve your timing.

For backhands, again go with nalbandian.
You can do that with a bent arm too

(this another simple yet modern FH similar to nole which I think is worth to emulate)
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