Jannik Sinner won the Australian Open with a great win after being down two sets to love to Daniele Medvedev. Take a look at the fundamental forehand and backhand groundstrokes. His forehand appears to be a strong semi western grip with an hearty wrist lag. His palm points to the back fence. His backhand is a right hand continental (serve grip) and left hand a “south” eastern. His stroke is very similar to Novak Djokovic’s backhand on that wing. Review this short video to see how the fundamentals are executed. youtube.com/shorts/DqwJK6XzGvI?si=nAtNCMD4bguDDAQb
Aryna Sabalenka was the women’s champion at the Australian with a win over Zheng Qinwen . Watch how to pounce on a shorter ball. youtube.com/shorts/84OQGxo97Hc?si=wGTjhfX1FcSY8rGM Also here are her groundstrokes.youtube.com/shorts/oFVJYwuY7_4?si=Lp0Y79eHDsKGFayB
For a contrast check out Pegula’s no nonsense forehand. This style is easier for most players to reproduce and is more in line with how we expose players to forehand ball striking. youtube.com/shorts/vxsf-qStVN0?si=toP8Hogizm-vPe5rhttps://youtube.com/shorts/vxsf-qStVN0?si=c6lkHmFtsefKgyVh
Here Jessica talks about the drop shot which is a great shot to own.
Here you can see Jessica’s amazing open stance backhand.youtube.com/shorts/ozRGCLnSfvk?si=yWLNx42ROd-rHRNw
This is Emma Raducanu’s serve. Watch the lag of the hitting arm and the high tossing arm extension. youtube.com/shorts/xTsVF1nQcnQ?si=vtVLY6Blpjqb7sCR