Odesnik? you mean the guy with the dink/fryingpan type serve where the racquet is held up facing the net before the ball toss?
Is Gulbis trying just trying to get more rotation into the shot?
Slow motion of his forehand from his most recent match at the Delray 250:
Disclaimer: I'm NOT a coach...
Real tennis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDqnkLJ9BtM
Last edited by Relinquis; 02-28-2013 at 02:26 PM.
Reason: Video added.