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  1. Digital Atheist

    Forehand Tennis Serve

    Pinpoint.
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    Recipe for a great serve

    I guess it's "simple" if you are happy focusing only on the rocking while ignoring all the complex motions that contribute significantly to her serve. She has massive hitting arm lag (more than Serena) and uses excessive wrist cocking on the takeback (moving into trophy) to help generate power...
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    Going full Roddick with my serve

    I think you might find Roddick's serve isn't that simple to execute and imo you would be better off going to the Agassi/Todd Martin trophy serve (where they start with the racquet in the power position and then toss). See 1:27 below:
  4. Digital Atheist

    Zverev serve analysis

    The forward tossing arm action was mentioned in the video as being a problem for him.
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    Forehand Tennis Serve

    Downloading now since it seems like this is backwards. I've watched various highlights from 2018, and at that time she was regularly using the corkscrew pinpoint (where the back foot steps past parallel, but never in front of the left foot) and much more recently she has gone to what seems to be...
  6. Digital Atheist

    Forehand Tennis Serve

    I implied nothing. Just watch the final and observe all occurrences of this footwork variation as a percentage of all serves. Note the serve, deuce or ad court, and toss placement.
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    Zverev serve analysis

    Yes. GG does ask the question "What are the consequences of a rapidly dropping ball" and JS points out that "you have to find a way to meet the ball at the right time". I inferred that it was at least somewhat difficult. He also mentioned later that the ideal toss height is somewhere between...
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    Zverev serve analysis

    :laughing: It's alright mate, I had a fair idea based on your post history. I was actually hoping for some kind of outrageous justification, just to see where you would take it.
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    Forehand Tennis Serve

    Interesting.
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    Zverev serve analysis

    o_O
  11. Digital Atheist

    Forehand Tennis Serve

    Nope, and I think the intent of the video was quite clear :D. There's no way you can genuinely claim from the posted photos that she has a forehand grip, since none of the key checkpoints are visible ... are they? All the evidence I've seen (including photos posted in this thread by other...
  12. Digital Atheist

    Zverev serve analysis

    I think Zverev can afford it. Goran Ivanisevic, are you out there?
  13. Digital Atheist

    Is loose grip really a good thing?

    Sounds like a good reason to make some more home videos.
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    Is loose grip really a good thing?

    Loose wrist, strong fingers.
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    Changing from "corkscrew" pinpoint to another stance

    Yeah man; the OP video has quite a decent analysis of the different stances (and the variations within). Corkscrew reference begins at 7:35.
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    Changing from "corkscrew" pinpoint to another stance

    If you want a truly informed response, it would be beneficial for us to also see the video. But if you're foot faulting then you're definitely stepping way too far forward and around with the back leg. In effect your killing what that technique tries to achieve. The back leg can come past (to...
  17. Digital Atheist

    Am I doing the WTE?

    Yeah your drop is not as bad as the demo in the video and is probably not that big a deal; it's more the path of your racquet from the deepest part of your drop to contact (as others have pointed out) and that's something that can be fixed with some of those drills. Also, this may or may not...
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    Am I doing the WTE?

    Not really, at least not the traditional definition which actually refers to the way the racquet approached the ball from the racquet drop (and as you rightly point out you manage to rescue your serve .... almost). It is quite acceptable to have a slightly open racquet face going into the drop...
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    Federer hits ball kid . USTA didn't default him .

    Nice. I prefer Darker Thoughts.
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    A Tribute to ISR on the Serve (for Chas)

    47 seconds. Unless you've somehow watched that video before, I included the timestamp in the link so all you should have to do is click.
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    A Tribute to ISR on the Serve (for Chas)

    Thought this was interesting. Given the frame rate and overall poor quality, shoulder action still appears quite strong (Vic Braden commentating).
  22. Digital Atheist

    The target in tennis

    Must've been a sneak attack, I missed it.
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    Critique my serve - work in progress

    This is all true but we know OP isn't currently executing a correct trophy position or racquet drop. Doesn't it make sense to address those areas first, and only then observe ISR and pronation, since they are in large part the product of these earlier motions? Bingo! Once in trophy, after...
  24. Digital Atheist

    Pity the pusher!

    Flawed premise. Assumes the conclusion (that players who implement incremental improvements always start out as pushers).
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    4.5 junkball pusher with a 7:4 winning record

    Yes indeed it is, but if 49 seconds isn't cutting it for you, frame advance this one at 1:35. And if that doesn't convince you, I don't know what else to say.
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    4.5 junkball pusher with a 7:4 winning record

    I really don't know and can't say for sure, but I am interested in why you don't think it's likely; I am not an ISR/ESR expert, but I have seen it proposed as the reason. You don't think that ESR position has a "range of motion/flexibility" component? So yes, I would say it is a possible...
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    4.5 junkball pusher with a 7:4 winning record

    Found this: 1998 and 2000 (serve at 49s in particular) appear to be very on edge regarding his drop (you know how to frame advance). So it seems, somewhere along the way he actively "developed" the open drop he now possesses. I am curious to hear your thoughts on this, since it seems...
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