Originally Posted by sureshs
Is there some sub-conscious feedback going on here? If someone had posted a video of any other junior hitting that forehand, I suspect posters would have found fundamental flaws with it. Once they know he is an Easter Bowl winner, is the analysis different? Are you telling me that no unit turn and no PTR is acceptable? (PTR = Pat The Rhino, I usually don't see dogs of the height of the patting in most forehands).
There's always adjustments made for playing level, though recall some posters in the past have rated 7.0s as 4.5s based on video.
I recall someone dissing Kuerten's hitting. I don't think they knew they were critiquing a former world #1.
I grew up with Great Danes so it is definitely pat-the-dog for me. The end of the pat is normally not rhino height in the air. The initial lift is often a little high for PTD, but whatever.