Originally Posted by julian
I disagree with the first part of the post.
To go a little deeper if I may.
For ATP forehand 3 (see the classification of Yandell et al) the vertical component of the racket head speed has to go from 0 to 20 mph in 11 milliseconds.
It is NOT a piece of cake to achieve it.Some shanks are generated.
The banner example is reasonably skilled Fderer who shanks A LOT during some matches.
Of course you may go a little deeper. But that does not change that the spin/speed ratio is the key to control in topspin shots, whether or not Federer shanks some balls. That is probably just as much due to taking them early. And we less reasonably skilled than Federer people can opt for less acceleration (or just less speed), it does not change the principal at all. So I will have to disagree.
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Last edited by Povl Carstensen; 01-22-2013 at 01:43 AM.