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  • Welcome to the second part of the Roger Federer forehand video analysis series. In the first

  • part, we looked at Roger's forehand grip as well as the unit turn with which he begins

  • his swing. We saw that Roger has a conservative eastern forehand grip, and we also saw that

  • he starts the motion with an excellent unit turn which is a fundamental aspect for any

  • great forehand. In today's video, we're going to take a look

  • at what happens after the completion of the unit turn. We'll see that Roger drops the

  • racket below the level of the incoming ball and then swings forward and upward to contact.

  • So from this position, Roger is simply going to let the racket drop below the level of

  • the incoming ball. He's using gravity and his arm stays very relaxed throughout this

  • process. Let's have a look at that one more time. Here at the lowest point, we can clearly

  • see that the tip of Roger's racket is below the level of the incoming ball. The blue line

  • represents the tip of Roger's racket and the yellow line represents the height of the incoming

  • ball. From here, Roger can now swing forward and upward to contact. How much forward and

  • how much upward Roger swings depends on the situation that he is in. If he wants to drive

  • the ball more, he'll swing more forward and less upward. And if he wants to add a lot

  • of topspin, he'll swing less forward and more upward.

  • Now let's take a look at another forehand from a different situation. This time Roger

  • hits with a semi open stance and we'll see that he also swings forward and upward to

  • contact. Right here we can see that Roger again drops the racket below the level of

  • the incoming ball. From this position, Roger now swings forward and upward to contact once

  • again. The forward part of the motion helps Roger get enough depth on his shots, and the

  • upward part of the motion helps Roger get enough topspin on his shots, so that the end

  • result is a shot that lands with a lot of topspin and deep towards the baseline. Let's

  • take a look at that forward and upward motion one more time.

  • Alright, so much for the second part of the Roger Federer forehand video analysis series.

  • The important aspects to remember are to drop your racket below the level of the incoming

  • ball and to swing forward and upward to contact. If you do that, you'll get good topspin and

  • depth on your shots. If you enjoyed this video, I'd like to ask you to click the Like button

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Welcome to the second part of the Roger Federer forehand video analysis series. In the first

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Roger Federer Forehand Analysis Part 2

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    Zenn posted on 2014/12/26
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