Absolutely correctRafa has had all of his shots broken down by coaches and doctors to 1 frame per second, analyzed by computers, etc. It is the right forehand for Rafa and his body, it doesn't really matter if it's right for someone else.
Not just one handed,What are you talking about, Nadal's forehand crosscourt moonball technique to the opponent's backhand (ideally one-handed) is immaculate.
Discussion: Jesus what a clusterfuck of an article. No surprise to see their in-house idiot Gatto Luigi having penned it.
Why? If it was the style taught from an early age why would it not be second nature to any player? It just happens than the majority of coaches don't coach it so most players, by the time they decided to mimic his forehand, already have conflicting movements/techniques ingrained too deep.I look at Rafa's forehand and think... it has to be one of the most difficult shots in all of tennis to imitate.
Nadal is naturally left-handed for tennis.It's most likely improper form causing more strain on the bicep. But since he was forced to learn on his non dominant arm, it's not a surprise that the technique isn't traditional. Either way it doesn't matter since he's made it work exceptionally well for him. One can only wonder how much better he'd be playing with his dominant hand.
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I don’t know any player w Rafa FH. Do you?I look at Rafa's forehand and think: "Wow, that's amazing, but I don't think it could ever be taught to anyone." His forehand technique may not be flawed, but it has to be one of the most difficult shots in all of tennis to imitate. It is what makes him one of a kind. I can't think of another shot I would find harder to emulate.
Actually, I was wrong. Nadal is naturally left-handed for tennis, while he is naturally right-handed for other tasks.That's correct...