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Old 03-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by RogerRacket111 View Post
Its ugly. Ugly generally means not efficient and will break down or break some part of his body down.
i disagree with this assembly line mentality to tennis strokes. nearly all top 20 pro level strokes have variation and flair.

amarican tennis is so intertwined with this concept of standardisation and almost puritanical approach to perfection in technique that i wonder if the coaches are unintentionally eliminating important parts of a players technique in the name of efficiency or some puritanical concept of perfection.

An efficiency approach would have gotten rid of Nadal's buggywhip forehand, Gasquet's slingshot backhand and federer's squash shots before they had a chance to develop them into the weapons that have defined their careers. Would have cleansed away their character and their talent.

What happened to american individualism? Why should every US player be a USTA clone?
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