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Isn't this guy's footwork beautiful to watch?

To be honest, it looks average, actually above average but nothing you cannot achieve.

Search Mugurza footwork on Youtube I think she has great looking footwork, movement like female version of Federer.
 
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Isn't this guy's footwork beautiful to watch?

Yes I think this is some very good hitting. I like the way he comes around in his forehand, very easy power.

He moves very well, take into account a possible knee injury at left leg.

He seem to be a very skilled player, and at 2:15 he suddenly just hits a really good 2hand backhand too.

Perhaps I have a bias, as I play the same racquet.

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Interesting angle of Nadal practice. You get a better feel for the pace and weight of his shot. And this year he was really flattening out shots, so you get to see a lot of that.

 
Interesting angle of Nadal practice. You get a better feel for the pace and weight of his shot. And this year he was really flattening out shots, so you get to see a lot of that.

I resently watched Nadal and Moya hitting, somehow I was most impressed with Moya, he still plays very well.
 
Interesting angle of Nadal practice. You get a better feel for the pace and weight of his shot. And this year he was really flattening out shots, so you get to see a lot of that.

Its interesting really how much pace is injected into every ball. The rallies are almost ALWAYS against a fast ball. I think thats one thing rec players need to learn to do; inject their own pace and build hours of practice under the pressure of a fast ball. Pushing only wins up until a certain level, if you want to go beyond that then you need to develop the footwork and timing to tango with a fast ball rally. Its almost a different sport
 
Been waiting for Callum to hit the college scene. Expect he will be a top singles player, but time will tell. Anyway, explosive and fluid player with variety. Match play starts around 5:30 in.

I love his intensity, focus and quickness of his feet and overall movement. A pleasure to watch.
 
What stands out to me is the amount of effort put into the game by legs.
I think thats the key to their consistency. i know if im swinging hard then it aint gonna go in unless im in the right position, and thats all from the legs. I like to think"get my hips level with the contact point", that seems to force me to bend my knees for lower balls and rise up / jump for higher balls, as well as position myself on the court near enough to the ball
 
It's low resolution and no audio but Roger is still Roger.

Rec players would be leveled up if they could play as well/hard normally as Fed does in an easy/soft warm up. lol.
And let's not talk about the variety of arm used in hitting the ball...cuz...no pros ever do.
 
Rec players would be leveled up if they could play as well/hard normally as Fed does in an easy/soft warm up. lol.
And let's not talk about the variety of arm used in hitting the ball...cuz...no pros ever do.
Straight arm tends to have more variety than bent arm and most play with bent arm, thats probably one of the reasons i think.

Or maybe I dont get what u mean by variety exactly?
 
hilarious... and a good tip about "it's about how fast you can decelerate the racquet (volley swing)". i never thought about it that way
Although, I think that applies to volleys that can be attacked: I don't think you want to decelerate sharply when hitting a touch volley or a low one around your shoelaces or even a half-volley because you'd lose a lot of feel.
 
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Although, I think that applies to volleys that can be attacked: I don't think you want to decelerate sharply when hitting a touch volley or a low one around your shoelaces or even a half-volley because you'd lose a lot of feel.
oh, yeah, definitely..
there are at least 5 different volleys in my mind...
1. very high volley - not quite an overhead, and not quite in position to hit down with pace..
2. neutral ball volley - net high, or slightly lower - aim deep
3. attackable volley - shoulder height, and in position to hit with pace
4. low volley - ie. from the shoelaces
5. reaction volley -
misha's tip applies to #3
 
Hitting the ball is easy! As long as you can get to it. That's what matters.

How much shoulder turn do you think ferrer gets on his forehand? Imo looks less than 90 degrees. His bh looks more than 90 degrees slightly


I think now that swing path is more important than shoulder turn. I.e. you need the swing path to be driving in the direction you want to hit the ball
 
How much shoulder turn do you think ferrer gets on his forehand? Imo looks less than 90 degrees. His bh looks more than 90 degrees slightly


I think now that swing path is more important than shoulder turn. I.e. you need the swing path to be driving in the direction you want to hit the ball
Yeah, looks less than 90 degrees but incredibly consistent anyway, so no problem.
 
After landing on his left foot Sampras takes only one step before split step after serving. Just one step every single time he serves and volleys!! Why do I just run to the net like a mad man?! I'm trying this tonight. Only one step after landing.

 
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