Does Sabalenka have an atp style forehand?

Does Sabalenka have an atp style forehand?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • No

    Votes: 7 70.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Nadalgaenger

G.O.A.T.
Please define "ATP style Forehand."

Professional players of both genders will follow similar technique.

If you're asking whether her FH would hack it on the ATP tour, then my answer is very likely no. Do you have data on speed and RPM for an objective comparison?
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Please define "ATP style Forehand."

Professional players of both genders will follow similar technique.

If you're asking whether her FH would hack it on the ATP tour, then my answer is very likely no. Do you have data on speed and RPM for an objective comparison?
If you are not familiar with the "Tennis and Tips" subforum, the "ATP forehand" is a way to hit the forehand that is distinguished from the "WTA forehand" (among other ways) by how far back the racquet goes on the backswing. In the "ATP" forehand the racquet always stays on the hitting side of the body, while the "WTA" forehand crosses into the other side. They are named this way because the vast majority of the players in each of the tours will hit forehands that way, with a few exceptions

 
Is this really a question? What does that even mean? A swing is a swing. The comparison should be whether she can compete on the ATP level or not. Which, of course, is no.
 

TagUrIt

Hall of Fame
I consider myself a fan of hers and I would say no. It’s a VERY POWERFUL forehand, but it’s definitely WTA style. Let’s be clear there’s nothing wrong with WTA forehand, it’s effective and works. Comparing it to an ATP forehand is apples to oranges.
 
its a drop forehand so shes hitting it like lleyton hewitt
for her slow motion is needed to tell whether its atp or wta forehand and you would need to look at whether the racket crosses the body plane which it doesnt look like its doing and also when she gets the racket/forearm in the lag position
but just from the speed of her arm i would guess its an atp forehand
in summary it would be an older model modern atp style forehand if that makes any sense

also wanted to add:
wta style forehand == power
atp style forehand == efficiency and arguably spin
i know this doesnt make any sense because its opposite to what other sources are saying
 
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