View Full Version : Federer practising 2HBH!!

06-05-2008, 03:15 AM
Surprise tactics for the French Finals??


Jk..... although he seems to have good technique!

vive le beau jeu !
06-05-2008, 03:46 AM
nice clip... it looks smooth ! :)

makes me remember that sampras had a 2HBH when he was (very) young, didn't he ?

06-05-2008, 04:24 AM
smooth strokes on the backhand.

06-05-2008, 05:49 AM
The vid is a few months old. nothing much to see here, I am sure all the sane people on this board know that top ranked pros are as talented as you get and they can really hit any shot they like. For them a matter of grip or which backhand will they use, thats just a choice unlike for us, who only know as much as we do. ;)

06-05-2008, 08:04 AM
hehe that's a really cool vid thanks!

06-05-2008, 08:06 AM
Maybe he was watching too many Rios tapes..

06-05-2008, 09:21 AM
That too a jumping 2-handed backhand!

Personally, I don't think pros are so talented that they can switch to a 2-hander on demand in a match. If such things were easy, why did the teenage Sampras struggle so much to go the other direction? In a real match, Federer would have to match Djokovic or Nadal's 2-hander and that won't be easy.

But it is good to know that he can hit a 2 hander. After his retirement, he will find it easy to coach both 1 and 2 handers, but since most will be 2 handers, it is a necessary skill.

06-05-2008, 03:08 PM
very old clip posted before

06-05-2008, 03:46 PM
I dont think that he was practicing very seriously and was just messing around. Sometimes when i'm just hitting it's fun to throw in a one hander.

06-05-2008, 03:48 PM
Fed is done at RG. Just admit it.

06-05-2008, 05:02 PM
Fed is done at RG. Just admit it.

Actually he's playing his semi tomorrow and he's a strong favourite. ;)

06-05-2008, 06:15 PM
who plays the first match tommorow. wondering if i wanna get up and watch the first one at 7 :shock:

06-05-2008, 06:30 PM
Pros can practice with the shots but in a match situation at the top level it will break down easily. That is why Federer doesn't use it. Besides he hits his one-hander better anyway.

06-05-2008, 06:43 PM
This vid is ancient history.

06-05-2008, 06:51 PM
Maybe he should try it against Nadal... Yeah right, as if he is going to change his tactics...

06-05-2008, 07:52 PM
This vid is ancient history.

Since when has 2-3months been considered ancient history?

06-05-2008, 07:58 PM
It would be quite funny if Federer all of a sudden hit 2HBH's in the FO final. Secret tactic.

Say Chi Sin Lo
06-05-2008, 08:00 PM
Forget the backhands, how about that kick?!

06-06-2008, 12:48 AM
It would be quite funny if Federer all of a sudden hit 2HBH's in the FO final. Secret tactic.

Yeah, imagine Nadal's reaction, :confused:, may just be enough to win RG!!