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Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 05:55 AM
In the spirit of coming up with realistic ideas on how Federer can beat Nadal read on;

Feds forehand is awesome. But the one drawback of any right handed forehand is that they cannot defend against left handed opponents who hit to their backhands.

Nadal exposed this weakness by relentlessly hitting hight topspin shots to Feds one handed backhand. Fed tried to counter by running around his backhand as much as possible but it just didnt work.

If fed developed a left handed forehand I think Nadal would be in some very deep trouble....even on clay.

callitout
06-14-2007, 06:00 AM
Good call and he could add the element of surprise on the serve too, if he could serve both lefty and righty.

Breaker
06-14-2007, 06:02 AM
He should also yell 'vamos' when he wins a big point instead of 'come on', that would really psyche Rafa out.

Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 06:09 AM
Good call and he could add the element of surprise on the serve too, if he could serve both lefty and righty.

Indeed, a la Dual Hand Luke Lenson. Great idea. He could learn to serve lefty very easily. Almost as easily as him learning a two handed backhand which everyone knows could happen in a very short time.

Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 06:12 AM
He should also yell 'vamos' when he wins a big point instead of 'come on', that would really psyche Rafa out.

Excellent suggestion. One without the other would probably fail. The question is could he learn how to yell vamos well enough in time before his career was over? It's not as if it would take as little time to learn as developing a two handed backhand.

diggler
06-14-2007, 06:22 AM
Or he could hit backhands with each hand as a variation.

Breaker
06-14-2007, 06:28 AM
True, the fastest way would be to call up those who he has manhandled in the past to get advice on how to deal with his nemesis, like in this masterpiece :)

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=82347

drakulie
06-14-2007, 06:33 AM
He could also benefit from a left handed racquet that is used for left handed forehand users.

tennisfanatic
06-14-2007, 06:40 AM
He could also benefit from a left handed racquet that is used for left handed forehand users.

crazy at best:mrgreen:

tennisfanatic
06-14-2007, 06:40 AM
In the spirit of coming up with realistic ideas on how Federer can beat Nadal read on;

Feds forehand is awesome. But the one drawback of any right handed forehand is that they cannot defend against left handed opponents who hit to their backhands.

Nadal exposed this weakness by relentlessly hitting hight topspin shots to Feds one handed backhand. Fed tried to counter by running around his backhand as much as possible but it just didnt work.

If fed developed a left handed forehand I think Nadal would be in some very deep trouble....even on clay.

you need a brain surgery...LOL:p

Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 06:46 AM
He could also benefit from a left handed racquet that is used for left handed forehand users.

I forgot to mention this. How stupid of me to forget such a key component, especially with me being a lefty.

caulcano
06-14-2007, 06:53 AM
crazy at best:mrgreen:

:D

Or better still use a right-handed racket instead of the left-handed one he uses atm.

drakulie
06-14-2007, 06:59 AM
^^ Is it possible he is using a left handed racquet now or is it a paintjob of one? Anyone have pictures.

Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 07:00 AM
you need a brain surgery...LOL:p

As you can tell it didn't take.

I only wish I could get an infusion of Attila the tennis Bum's knowledge so I would know what I am talking about on these boards. http://images.corvetteforum.com/images/smilies/leaving.gif

drakulie
06-14-2007, 07:07 AM
How about if he "hybrids" a racquet??? > Joins two racquets together with duct tape? A racquet for right handers and another for left handers?

rocket
06-14-2007, 07:07 AM
If fed developed a left handed forehand I think Nadal would be in some very deep trouble....even on clay.

I think he should study Santoro & develop a dble handed grip on both sides. This way, high bounding, low bounding, forehand or backhand, he gets them all. Rafa wouldn't know where to hit anymore.

Oh and, he should hit his serve dble handed too. More power, more accuracy, more bite, more everything.

Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 07:14 AM
I just noticed this thread only has 2 stars, barely ahead of "Fed should develop a 2HBH".
Granted that thread is has a great idea that would be a snap to accomplish, but doesn't this one deserve more stars for originality? :mrgreen:

So take a second and vote (5) to show that this thread deserves more accolades.

Andres
06-14-2007, 07:40 AM
How about if he "hybrids" a racquet??? > Joins two racquets together with duct tape? A racquet for right handers and another for left handers?
Wouldn't that be banned? You know, with the dual strings?
What about hitting with a home made spanish guitar, with a 7x6 string pattern? Imagine the spin on his lefty forehand!!

Toph
06-14-2007, 07:52 AM
better yet, he should have a ping pong paddle in his back pocket for those annoying drop shots

Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 08:27 AM
I think he should study Santoro & develop a dble handed grip on both sides. This way, high bounding, low bounding, forehand or backhand, he gets them all. Rafa wouldn't know where to hit anymore.

Oh and, he should hit his serve dble handed too. More power, more accuracy, more bite, more everything.

I think you are on to something there. I bet your friends with Attila and copied that idea from him, as it sounds like his type of thought pattern. ;)

cmo871
06-14-2007, 08:30 AM
he should use a racquet that weighs 9 oz., hit the weight room and jack himself up, grow his hair out EVEN LONGER WOO! WEAR SLEEVLESS SHIRTS...then change his name to rafael federer. WOOOOO!

BreakPoint
06-14-2007, 11:25 AM
Oh, come on! We all know that the key to beating Nadal at the French are the clamdigger capri pants and the sleeveless shirts! If Federer showed up in the final wearing exactly the same Nike outfit as Nadal, it would freak him out and he would mentally crumble right away, allowing Federer to win in straight sets!! ;) LOL

Eviscerator
06-14-2007, 02:43 PM
That combined with screaming Vamos might just do it.

Eviscerator
06-15-2007, 01:19 PM
I guess I've been to agreeable to keep this thread going. I should be more like Attila and passionately insist how easy and logical it would be for Federer to make a change like this to beat Nadal?

Noveson
06-15-2007, 01:43 PM
I find it funny how Eviscerator continually makes himself look like an *** in this thread. Funny for a second, then all the subtlety was gone, along with the humor. Great job:rolleyes:

pow
06-15-2007, 04:31 PM
I think Nadal needs to develop a one handed backhand to beat Nicolas Mahut. ;)

mctennis
06-15-2007, 05:24 PM
You can't be serious......

Eviscerator
06-15-2007, 11:28 PM
I find it funny how Eviscerator continually makes himself look like an *** in this thread. Funny for a second, then all the subtlety was gone, along with the humor. Great job:rolleyes:

Wow, that is a little too personal, don't you think? My parody thread is in fun since I could no longer bring myself to post logically in the other one. However, even if I have run this one into the ground in your opinion, calling me an ***** over it only reflects poorly on you.

fednad
06-15-2007, 11:40 PM
Oh, come on! We all know that the key to beating Nadal at the French are the clamdigger capri pants and the sleeveless shirts! If Federer showed up in the final wearing exactly the same Nike outfit as Nadal, it would freak him out and he would mentally crumble right away, allowing Federer to win in straight sets!! ;) LOL

Well BP, that alone won't do. He has to wear that dress and ALSO needs to consistently pick his *****

Eviscerator
06-16-2007, 11:34 AM
Well BP, that alone won't do. He has to wear that dress and ALSO needs to consistently pick his *****

In all seriousness, if Federer were to imitate Nadal in dress and his weird habits it might get into Nadals head, at least for a period of time. However in a real match Federer would have too much class to resort to those tactics.