BTW, is this what you mean by the samurai position?
yes that's what i meant...
somebody said it doesn't matter much at baseline, as long as player is relaxed... i agree.
i think the position in question is at the net...
you don't see pros pointing the racket tip straight at the opponent.... this is not optimal... gets handcuffed on balls hit straight at your chest.... also you lose time for bh volleys.