Originally Posted by WildVolley
Explain to me why a strong man should have the huge fh take back of Sharapova rather than Federer's shorter same side of body take back.
Why is there so much hostility to recreational players trying to use the best players in the world as form models?
No hostility, but it should be based on reality. There are many WTA and ATP players with different kinds of swings. Soderling and DP have big swings.
I have seen many club "Federers" over the years and none of them can hit like Federer. The ones who can are beyond the 4.5 level and have played as juniors. Most would be better off with a "push" forehand than any fancy pull and embedded inside-out action. You are underestimating the wrist strength needed to pull off the FHs of Nadal and Federer. It is fine to say that the wrist is not involved, but in reality it is.