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Brian Gordon concludes his groundbreaking series on the quantitative analysis of the serve by analyzing how the top players actually execute the upward swing - a movement that adds 70 mph of racquet speed in one-tenth of second.
We've all noticed that certain players straighten out the hitting arm completely on the forehand, rather than keeping the familiar double bend shape. Nadal, for example, and Federer on many balls as well. What are the differences in the hitting arm structures and what do they mean for most players? Read Jeff Counts' analysis of this fascinating and controversial subject.
How many actual playing styles are there on the tour? Dave Hagler returns from a stint coaching and studying pro women in Australia and offers some new categories based on the way the players and coaches actually describe how the modern game is played. He also finds that there is tremendous value in this understanding for the average club player.
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