Originally Posted by sureshs
What this hints to me is that the brushing up action is less important for top spin than hitting through the ball in the arc with a somewhat closed face (which creates top spin due to the off-center orientation of the force of the racket on the ball). In other words, less "swiping" and more "hitting through."
If all this is correct of course .........
Well, in theory, that's supposed to be what happens. Now, if we neglected something, it won't work. However, since pros so consistently show a slightly closed racket face, I would be confident that we nailed it.