Originally Posted by gbgTennis
Edberg actually had a pretty high takeback, Blake's is probably as low as McEnroe's was though.
Depends what people mean by "take back."
When I say "low takeback", I mean, from the ready position, he's taking the racket back from underneath his shoulder. Someone once referred to this as a "pendulum" takeback, which is rare at the pro level today.
Like a pendulum, it's low at the bottom, but can reach a high point if the arc is big enough. Edberg had a very big arc.
So I think of "takeback" as the early part of the backswing, but not the entire backswing.
Using that terminology, I'd say Edberg had a low takeback but high backswing.