Originally Posted by Ryoma
Too much information. I understand why when people ask top player how they hit the ball, they usually say "I just hit it". The whole tennis instruction concept is completely backward.
When you make the ball travel to where you wanted in a certain speed, your stroke will look pro-ish to the 3rd person.
Just go out there and hit the ball for christ's sake.
Very easy isn't it? Yet there are only a few real pros, and they did not get there by just hitting it, but by a decade or more of focused training.
The fallacy of your argument is that you ask a top player, and one who probably doesn't care whether you improve or not, but just wants you to collect your autograph and get out of his way. When the same top player retires and opens an academy, then you will see how much attention he pays to his students.