Rafael Nadal's FH has wrong technique....

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Someone just said it...
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https://www.tennis/worldusa.org/amp_tennis/news/Rafael_Nadal/63434/rafael-nadal-s-forehand-has-wrong-technique-says-kuznetsova/

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NatF

Bionic Poster
Tennis World USA is one of the most reputable sources of tennis info and analysis, probably some truth in it.
 

weakera

Hall of Fame
Rafa 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.
 
Rafa 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.
Absolutely correct
Its one of the top5 FH of all time
 
What are you talking about, Nadal's forehand crosscourt moonball technique to the opponent's backhand (ideally one-handed) is immaculate.
Not just one handed,
Every backhand, apart from neo fed, Djoker and on-fire stan... Gets eventually broken down by nadal FH when nadal is in charge
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
In the translation she said it's generally wrong. I think this is true. It's also generally wrong for the average slob to wear sleeveless shirts.
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
Someone just said it...
On tennis world USA
Discuss...
Disgust
https://www.tennis/worldusa.org/amp_tennis/news/Rafael_Nadal/63434/rafael-nadal-s-forehand-has-wrong-technique-says-kuznetsova/

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Discussion: Jesus what a clusterfuck of an article. No surprise to see their in-house idiot Gatto Luigi having penned it.

What's worse is he quotes Khachanov's response to having heard Nadal said something nice about him... But Gatto didn't even bother to include the Nadal quote for context.

What a clown.
 

Vady_Vamos

New User
To be honest, being a tennis coach/player doesn't always mean having deep understanding of the game. I would even say that I understand tennis better than many coaches and pros. At least I know technique is about ball flight and not biomechanics.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
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.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
He does have an unusual technique on his forehand i think is what she really means. His motion finishing up lasso style is used by many in special circumstances for short angles or some approaches. He uses it as his normal rally stroke throughout the match and its pretty effective with gobs of spin. I’d have to think it does take more out of him but he certainly has a very physical style.
 

Bobby Jr

G.O.A.T.
I look at Rafa's forehand and think... it has to be one of the most difficult shots in all of tennis to imitate.
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.
 
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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Sport

Legend
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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Nadal is naturally left-handed for tennis.
 
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TennisDawg

Professional
Sorry this is BS. Elite players don’t always play textbook tennis. A lot have quirks in their game. It doesn’t really matter. I mean how many majors has he won with this flawed FH? Lol So he should go back to fundamentals?
Laughable!
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
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.
I don’t know any player w Rafa FH. Do you?
 

OldschoolKIaus

Hall of Fame
If this Rafa had a proper FH technique, he could be considered a GOAT candidate.

So he keeps just a little-better-than average clay (not a real surface anyway) pusher.
 
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