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crazylevity
01-11-2009, 06:09 AM
Don't know if any of you have seen this, but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9-KlJ3tkZE&feature=related

Many have seen that amazing Federer shot, but this clip shows the entire game. It wasn't just that amazing shot, it was a ridiculous return game that Federer played. Many can beat Roddick, that's true, but I think only Federer can make him look like a 4.0.

westside
01-11-2009, 06:24 AM
It may have come up once or twice on this board.......

maximo
01-11-2009, 06:26 AM
Fed wore some pretty small shorts back then..

crazylevity
01-11-2009, 06:28 AM
It may have come up once or twice on this board.......

hey Westside, I was wondering if it would be worth dropping by Melbourne Park sometime this week. Do you think the pros will be there practicing? I know Nadal and Blake are coming down this week...

westside
01-11-2009, 06:42 AM
hey Westside, I was wondering if it would be worth dropping by Melbourne Park sometime this week. Do you think the pros will be there practicing? I know Nadal and Blake are coming down this week...

Hard to say. If Nadal and Blake are there, then there is a good chance that they'll be practicing on Rod Laver Arena. There is a chance however that there will be players playing on some of the outside courts. Going towards the end of the week would be the best chance to see some of the pros hitting.

Although i have never been down to Melbourne Park the week before the AO so i'm not entirely sure. Sorry, maybe someone else will know more than me.

vtmike
01-11-2009, 07:01 AM
Don't know if any of you have seen this, but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9-KlJ3tkZE&feature=related

Many have seen that amazing Federer shot, but this clip shows the entire game. It wasn't just that amazing shot, it was a ridiculous return game that Federer played. Many can beat Roddick, that's true, but I think only Federer can make him look like a 4.0.

thts one of the best games I have ever seen!

JeMar
01-11-2009, 09:51 AM
Nice game, I'd never seen the whole thing. I've wasted many points going for that overhead overhead return, but I can say I've hit it once. :)

RoddickAce
01-11-2009, 09:59 AM
That was an incredible game, and Federer's rocket backhand return is something we don't see often these days.

veritech
01-11-2009, 10:18 AM
thanks for the vid. great quality (compared to others) and great game.

mix a bunch of unforced errors and careless strokes, then you have the federer of today.

tacou
01-11-2009, 10:37 AM
oh c'monn who hasn't seen this? first time i think he hit "that" shot and personally my favorite Roger point, outside of the epic Lleyton point, even though he lost that one.

tacou
01-11-2009, 10:44 AM
interesting; the first set went to a TB but was only 40minutes long, are the Basel courts super fast?

RestockingTues
01-11-2009, 10:47 AM
The point with the chip lob was almost as good as the smash return :) That game blew my mind!

Breaker
01-11-2009, 10:47 AM
interesting; the first set went to a TB but was only 40minutes long, are the Basel courts super fast?

They are very fast. During that time it was on carpet.

tacou
01-11-2009, 11:09 AM
sweeet I wish it still was

Player 1
01-11-2009, 08:26 PM
I believe he made a similar shot against djokovic in USOpen 08.

Player 1
01-11-2009, 08:28 PM
The overhead slice in the beginning of that video I mean

(Is it normal that theres no edit button?)

EndLy
01-11-2009, 08:36 PM
I've seen the shot many times haha but never the entire game.. great string of points federer was able to put together..

and i think there's a certain amount of posts you must obtain before the edit button pops up for ya

Sentinel
01-11-2009, 09:23 PM
Many can beat Roddick, that's true, but I think only Federer can make him look like a 4.0.
Roddick *is* a 4.0 --- with a great serve.