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    Running around every backhand and still winning

    It about positioning. When you are in the inside out forehand position, your opponent is kind of in no mans land its hard to cover both flanks. And secondly they are on the defensive. They're just trying to save themselves at this point.
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    Running around every backhand and still winning

    If you ever get into a position to hit an inside out forehand, you control the point. The probability of you winning the point is massive from that position, with the option to attack your opponents backhand at an angle using your forehand or going straight down the line (its easier to hit a...
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    PT57A - just couldn’t connect with it.

    How can this be. We all know the PT57A is a pro stock racket and is therefore forged by magic and extra special, ignoring the fact that the most common pro racket has been just some variant of the Wilson 6.1 and that a large number of pros today use some version of standard Yonex or Babolat...
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    If your tossing arm is raised parallel to the baseline...how is the ball toss supposed to be in front of you?

    The tossing arm shouldnt be perfectly parallel to the baseline, there should be a slight angle. For example Federer starts his ball toss with the ball near his inner thigh
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    How Tennis rackets are made.

    Its all done by machine anyway. The only human element is largely fitting the grommets and strings.
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    When will Head ever release Djokovic’s actual stick ?

    All endorsements are like this, in the small print they will say Djokovic or Murray or Nadal "endorses this racket". The only player that plays with his actual racket is Federer, but thats because they built the racket specially for him. But before RF97 Fed use to have a paint job and endorsed...
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    When will Head ever release Djokovic’s actual stick ?

    Because they are a business and thats how business works. Whenever you bring out a new product in any industry, sales are usually high. It then starts to drop off dramatically after about 6 months, then they start discounting and they need something new to bring to the market. Consumers are...
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    How Tennis rackets are made.

    You can see in that storage room, all the different materials they have to use in different combinations. A pro stock is not special, just different and all rackets are different. Whats makes it special to some is that that particular combination just works really well. For example if you take...
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    When will Head ever release Djokovic’s actual stick ?

    Replace the word pro stock with old stock and thats really what youre asking for. Tennis racket companies are a retail business that sell things to consumers and need to bring out new products, meanwhile pros do not want to chop and change their racket every couple of years.
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    When will Head ever release Djokovic’s actual stick ?

    They did release his racket, about 20 years ago called the iRadical, because that was the retail racket that came out when he was growing up and was using. All hes done is tweaked it. In 10-15 years time when players are using tweaked versions of todays retail rackets (because thats the racket...
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    How Tennis rackets are made.

    Heres an interesting video on how Tennis rackets are made. Some people think Pro stock rackets are made of some kind of special material unbeknownst to man and give them god like status but really , theyre just another combination of the different layup setup you can have. The process is quite...
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    Amazing how a lot of coaches still get the Nadal forehand WRONG

    Nope, his uncle Toni Nadal says thats why he developed his buggy forehand. When he started playing pro players that hit the ball harder he was late on the ball, so he used the buggy whip technique and get the topspin he wanted. He didnt want him to play that way but he saw it worked.
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    More wrist in serve than ground stroke?

    The point is using the wrist can simply mean rotating the wrist i.e pronation. In the same way you said for the serve you need shoulder rotation. Which part of the shoulder do we rotate for this? Or do you mean the rotating action of the shoulder which most people will take it as what you mean.
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    More wrist in serve than ground stroke?

    Youre the one calling the movement of the wrist a wrist snap and then shooting it down. What most people see it as is pronation of the wrist. Now you could argue this comes from the forearm but when you pronate the arm you feel it in the form of turning the wrist.
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    More wrist in serve than ground stroke?

    Djokovic says the wrist is one of the most important elements of the serve. Essentially all the movements of the serve is building up speed to be released at the last second, of which the last motion is the wrist. The leg drive shoulder turn etc become irrelevant/stifled if youre not...
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