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Conquistador
10-15-2009, 05:20 PM
Just a classic clip i found. Look at what Federer has done. His head seems to be still more and more as the years go by. Thats ballstriking 101. Also his hip roation is just legendary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIqd2SbU1OE

EtePras
10-15-2009, 06:46 PM
*doesn't read*
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wyutani
10-15-2009, 07:03 PM
his 2002 forehand is better than the current one.

President of Serve/Volley
10-15-2009, 07:28 PM
his 2002 forehand is better than the current one.



And his 2005 forehand was his greatest of all time.

wyutani
10-15-2009, 07:53 PM
And his 2005 forehand was his greatest of all time.

no, i got to say 2006.

VivalaVida
10-15-2009, 07:56 PM
OMG. This person fails at selecting appropriate background music. :shock: Also, there is really no major difference between the way Fed hits his forehand (mechanically) between now and 2002

Knightmace
10-15-2009, 08:11 PM
2004........

David L
10-15-2009, 08:13 PM
2009.......

Knightmace
10-15-2009, 08:16 PM
^^^why????

David L
10-15-2009, 08:18 PM
^^^why????
Why not? His forehand is still great.

UsualSuspect
10-15-2009, 08:30 PM
Why not? His forehand is still great.
No doubt it is great but Federer's forehand was sooo much better in his peak. Federer of 2005 didnt miss forehands by meters like Fed does now. Olympics 2008, Miami 2009:shock:, Rome 2009, early french open rounds, US open final all featured Federer making uncharacteristic forehand errors.

David L
10-15-2009, 08:45 PM
No doubt it is great but Federer's forehand was sooo much better in his peak. Federer of 2005 didnt miss forehands by meters like Fed does now. Olympics 2008, Miami 2009:shock:, Rome 2009, early french open rounds, US open final all featured Federer making uncharacteristic forehand errors.
Federer has always had good and bad days, but his best is still as good as it ever was, probably even better.

mzzmuaa
10-15-2009, 10:50 PM
i could watch the :48 one for hours

wyutani
10-16-2009, 01:00 AM
i dun believe no one mentioned his bh.

IvanisevicServe
10-16-2009, 02:25 AM
2004 was clearly his most powerful year as far as hitting off both wings. He seemed to take a bigger cut at the ball and just UNLOAD on it back then.

I would definitely say 2004 Federer was the best forehand I've ever seen.

lawrence
10-16-2009, 03:02 AM
Something about being #1 has scared him into playing differently

But its working, so hey. haha

Knightmace
10-17-2009, 01:45 AM
2004 was clearly his most powerful year as far as hitting off both wings. He seemed to take a bigger cut at the ball and just UNLOAD on it back then.

I would definitely say 2004 Federer was the best forehand I've ever seen.
I agree, 2004 was the most dominant year for him.

jackson vile
10-17-2009, 01:25 PM
2004........

This is my vote, and best footwork would be 2003

President of Serve/Volley
10-17-2009, 02:20 PM
This is my vote, and best footwork would be 2003


What would be the difference in FH and footwork in 2003-2004 compared with his two best years 2005-2006?

President of Serve/Volley
10-17-2009, 02:22 PM
I agree, 2004 was the most dominant year for him.

Actually, 2005 and 2006 were a bit better.

Overall 2005 could have been his finest year of all time if he won TMC on a bad ankle.

IvanisevicServe
10-17-2009, 03:52 PM
Actually, 2005 and 2006 were a bit better.

Overall 2005 could have been his finest year of all time if he won TMC on a bad ankle.

No way is 2 Grand Slam titles > 3 Grand Slam titles...just because of 2 more total losses in 04 than 05.

2006 was hands down his best year on paper...and he set a record for bagels dished out with 19...but in terms of the pure power and overall effectiveness of his strokes, I think 2004 was him at his peak.

jackson vile
10-17-2009, 04:23 PM
What would be the difference in FH and footwork in 2003-2004 compared with his two best years 2005-2006?

He is much much faster in 2003, more agile.