Replies to This Discussion
Seems pretty basic, but I can't wait to get on the court tomorrow. I'm going to ignore the heal pain for a while hehe
According to Braden's analysis, Federer has 15 or more variations to his forehand! Just like Muhammad Ali have more than ten different jab variations.
Will Hamilton hasn't really discussed the physics behind the stroke or how to shape the swing exactly though. I disagree with his comment that the swing shape is like a letter "C". Most of his swings have a much sharper shape, sometimes approaching a sideways "V".
But the unit body shoulder turn mentioned in this video is the beginning point to understanding how to hit the Fed forehand. If a teacher telling you to do the "racquet back first" preparation, you will not be able to do a true Federer fh. This type of forehand relies on truncation of the swing motion, in contrast to the loop or straight back method.