Kei Nishikori POST INJURY and NEW serve

pdizzy

Rookie
This was taken by me during Nishikori's semifinal and final matchup, showcasing his new platform serve and backhand POST INJURY. Semifinals against Jason Jung and Finals against Mackenzie McDonald at RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas challengers tournament. He is looking closer to his old self! Enjoy:


 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
This was taken by me during Nishikori's semifinal and final matchup, showcasing his new platform serve and backhand POST INJURY. Semifinals against Jason Jung and Finals against Mackenzie McDonald at RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas challengers tournament. He is looking closer to his old self! Enjoy:


I am confused. are you saying his serve is better or worse than before ? his backhand looks the same. his forehand has lost ton of power and spin.
 

pdizzy

Rookie
I am confused. are you saying his serve is better or worse than before ? his backhand looks the same. his forehand has lost ton of power and spin.
His serve before used to be a pinpoint stance serve and now he has is feet set in a platform stance. Also just meant to imply it is great to see him recovering well and almost back to Tour level.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
His serve before used to be a pinpoint stance serve and now he has is feet set in a platform stance. Also just meant to imply it is great to see him recovering well and almost back to Tour level.
I thought pinpoint stance gave you more power
 

Phantasm

Semi-Pro
I think the service change was for the better even if he loses some power. Kei's old serve always just had him dragging that back foot late anyways.

I feel like this change was waiting to happen and the extended time off was a perfect chance to do it.

He already gets free extra power from his 28" racket.
 

Mlenk

Rookie
I think the service change was for the better even if he loses some power. Kei's old serve always just had him dragging that back foot late anyways.

I feel like this change was waiting to happen and the extended time off was a perfect chance to do it.

He already gets free extra power from his 28" racket.
His racquet is 27.25
 
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