Originally Posted by BCTennis
Alright thanks for the tips. One extra question: Do you have your left foot or your right foot in front before your return? David Ferrer does the more orthodox footwork with the right foot in front before the split-step. However, another greater returner, Kei Nishikori, actually has his left foot out in front. Is there a reason why he prefers that? Or is it just personal preference and what you are used to?
I have my left foot in front mostly for extra weight transfer off my forehand, since I like returning off my forehand most. If I return with my backhand, I swing my right leg out front and am able to take take serves on the rise given its not an absolute bomb Haha!