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counterfeit25
07-12-2007, 05:05 PM
When the opponent slices a low, mid-court ball, who's forehand is better at handling it? Federer or Nadal?

tennis_hand
07-12-2007, 05:08 PM
both can hit winners. just not Roddick.

counterfeit25
07-12-2007, 05:27 PM
lol, this reminds me of the Australian Open semis this year where Federer would give Roddick that short, low slice, and Roddick would be in SOOOO much trouble...

herosol
07-12-2007, 05:31 PM
they both are ridiculously consistent against it.
its even.

on backhands though, fed likes to play with the opponent by hitting slices back, like in AO 07 vs. Youzunhy.

akv89
07-12-2007, 05:34 PM
I think Federer has a better chance of finishing the point with a winner. However, Nadal would have a better chance at taking control of the point and winning it in the end with his heavy topspin forehand, even if it is without hitting a winner.

TENNIS_99
07-12-2007, 05:38 PM
Nadal hits with so much spins that the lower ball return does not look as lethal as Fed's. But he can hit more angles. On the other hand, Fed don't need the angles just blast the ball to the corners. Really can't say whose is better, Nadal rarely misses those shots. Fed, however, in his "slump" early this year missed those ball net or long due to smaller margin of errors.

helloworld
07-12-2007, 07:53 PM
Nadal is hands down the best at handling the slices. That's why Federer is a bad match up for him. His slices can't do damage against Nadal.

WillAlwaysLoveYouTennis
07-12-2007, 08:01 PM
Federer is totally smooth as handling such, and keeps himself in position to finish whatever is thrown at him at any time, great movement. But I think Nadal's aggressiveness when handling the low mid-court ball is greater, plus picking up and muscling the ball back wherever he wants to place it is the greater advantage. So, Nadal on that one.

Kobble
07-12-2007, 10:18 PM
Easy. Nadal is better from the left side and Federer is better from the right side of the court.

Hot Sauce
07-12-2007, 11:37 PM
Nadal is hands down the best at handling the slices. That's why Federer is a bad match up for him. His slices can't do damage against Nadal.

Couldn't disagree more.

SoBad
07-12-2007, 11:47 PM
Nadal is hands down the best at handling the slices. That's why Federer is a bad match up for him. His slices can't do damage against Nadal.

Good post.

caulcano
07-12-2007, 11:57 PM
Nadal is hands down the best at handling the slices. That's why Federer is a bad match up for him. His slices can't do damage against Nadal.

Bad post...

SoBad
07-13-2007, 12:00 AM
Couldn't disagree more.

Bad post...

You two should get a room...;)

Nadal_Freak
07-13-2007, 12:15 AM
Nadal has no problems against the slice. Nadal really has no problems against any strategy. His biggest weakness is not getting enough pace on serves and not getting enough free points. Federer has run out of ideas on how to play Nadal. His serve saved him in the Wimbledon Final.

SoBad
07-13-2007, 12:18 AM
His serve saved him in the Wimbledon Final.

Not so sure about that. I think Nadal busting his knee saved Fed there.

blacktbt
07-13-2007, 08:58 AM
theoretically speaking shouldn't fed be better at taking a low ball since he uses a mild s-w while nadal uses a full western

ATPattic
07-13-2007, 10:35 AM
I'd say there forehands are about the same taking low balls