Forehand Return 3.0
This article covers certain aspects of Leylah Fernandez’s forehand return 3.0 and forehand return 3.0 in general only! It is not intended as a complete stroke analysis but goes in depth with pictures with what is covered
Solid Leftie Forehand 3.0
This article covers certain aspects of Dominik Koefper’s forehand 3.0 and forehand 3.0 in general only! It is not intended as a complete stroke analysis. This article goes in depth with pictures.
Troubled two-handed backhand 2.0
Taylor’s game is based on a very powerful and technically quite clean (mainly 1st) service. His groundstrokes are also quite powerful but tend to be mostly a bit less controlled and also less efficient than the groundstrokes of the very best world-class players. In a general sense, Taylor’s forehands and backhands have too much of an arm/forearm action while not always putting the main focus on the spacing making possible the optimal “body energy unloading the Tennis 3.0-way”. This situation then often leads to a higher amount of errors, mainly under the severe pressure of the very best opponents.
Dominant one-handed backhand 3.0
One of Stan’s biggest weapons is, since the junior years already, his signature one-handed backhand 3.0, which he plays on a big radius with very dominant long-axis supination, as can be seen below. Such a dominant stroke trajectory of the helix form (3-D action) leading to optimal body energy unloading and thus to dominant racket stability in the space, is made possible also thanks to an early backswing/takeback with a major role of the non-dominant (left) hand and appropriate spacing. The high amount of topspin (mostly well over 40 RPS) makes this stroke difficult to receive for most of the players, including Novak Djokovic who Stan won 2 Grand Slam finals against (French Open in 2015 and US Open in 2016).