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Old 01-23-2013, 07:43 PM   #418
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Originally Posted by luvforty View Post
ok sabatini looks good.

this seems to be a similar debate to all the fh threads... when equipment allows, player will find the most effective way...

i have always said the lack of supination was not that the past players didn't know how to do it, it was due the limitation of small heads.
Conchita Martinez (at least cross court)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh4bXQksxrs#t=0m28s

Alberto Berasategui
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0l97WLuF0M


I think the Latin players are a step ahead.


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Originally Posted by luvforty View Post
so back to the point - why is the old fart way still so popular...
My guess is that Americans view the 1hbh as a net rushers stroke, while some other countries view it as a legitimate baseliner option. Perhaps it's the association with McEnroe and Sampras and the lack of red clay in the states.
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