Breaking down the backhand

(Photo by GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo by GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images) has posted a brief article that points out what makes Rafa’s backhand so successful.

Nadal’s bulging biceps and calf muscles get the most attention, but it’s his midsection that makes all his strokes, and especially this stretched-out, open-stance backhand on clay, so phenomenal. Any other player attempting to hit a ball this far from his body, with such a wide stance, would lunge forward and lose most of his power.

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  1. Pheasant Plucker says:

    Guh. The thighs….. Loving Annacone right now.