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Old 02-07-2013, 10:11 AM   #37
julian
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Default 30 degrees ?

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Originally Posted by WildVolley View Post
The only hesitation I have in the definition is to what extent we say that the racket face being closed to the court is due to pronation. It seems from my experience that the closing of the racket face is due to a combination of forearm pronation/internal shoulder rotation/and elbow extension. The "pat-the-dog" motion is the motion that combines all of these and closes the face to the court, during the transition phase.

Just so you know, by my definition, Stosur definitely "pats-the-dog," the video evidence isn't refutable. I'm not familiar enough with Kuznetsova (even though I've seen her play in person) and Li Na to be certain.

I'll watch the videos you've linked of Djok hitting backhands. I do see some closing of the racket face, so he may have some of that same motion.

Thanks for explaining your position more fully.
The angle of 30 degrees is often quoted at THE HIGHEST POINT of the backswing.
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