Honestly what is with this forehand?

#1

The winning forehand of this rally.

Jack Sock what are you doing?

That forehand is the most extreme thing out there - is it the next evolution in forehands? Looks like Kyrgios is doing it too.
 
#2

The winning forehand of this rally.

Jack Sock what are you doing?

That forehand is the most extreme thing out there - is it the next evolution in forehands? Looks like Kyrgios is doing it too.
He has a full western grip, a lot of racquet head speed, and an extremely heavy windshield wiper. Kyrgios has all of that too except with a less extreme grip and probably slightly less racquet head speed. I don't think it's really a new evolution in tennis though, people have had heavy windshield wiper forehands since the 90's.
 
#8
And he'll never win a 500, never mind a Masters 1000 and never get beyond a slam QF.
Why is this new generation so poor? On paper, they should be getting to the business end of slams regularly and challenging guys like Djokovic, but it's not happening.

Also lol @ the pretty much empty stadium.
 
#12
Just a very loosey loosey arm. I think tennis coaches and players are more and more figuring out that a loose arm is the most important thing in technique in modern tennis. Funny how the technique is so much different than when they played with wooden racquets. I quite like the loose arm shots that Kyrgios and Sock have. Makes for some pretty effortless huge shots and more explosive tennis. This shot in particular isn't that aesthetic though, but Sock's game in general isn't..

I disagree about his career by the way, I think Sock will make the top 10 and win some (big) tournaments here and there. He has a big game and once he improves his court movement a bit, he'll be a threat to anyone. I'd focus more on my singles career if I were him. Winning doubles GS is cool and all but this is the age where he has to really step it up and he can't be dividing his attention like that.
 
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#14
Its was a great backhand that set it up. Hitting through the ball with that kind of grip is impressive though.

On second look, he anchored his right leg perfectly. With all that momemtum, it stayed the "back foot", even open stance. Very strong core
 
#17
Whether he wins RG or not with this forehand, but one thing is for sure, we are to going see a lot of shanks...Roger is happy he will not be singled out, he has got competition now :p
 
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