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BetterAtDoubles
05-24-2010, 03:16 PM
I'm sure he's done it before, but I don't recall seeing it. Actually, I'd say I can't recall seeing anyone do it.

It's the fakey drop shot to the slice approach. He did it against Luczak and 3-3 in the first set. It worked well and wrong-footed Luczak.

We'll see how often it tries it. Seems like a good way to keep the opponent guessing even more.

slicefox
05-24-2010, 03:24 PM
Roger Federer is a tennis genius and GOAT

Leelord337
05-24-2010, 03:25 PM
I'm sure he's done it before, but I don't recall seeing it. Actually, I'd say I can't recall seeing anyone do it.

It's the fakey drop shot to the slice approach. He did it against Luczak and 3-3 in the first set. It worked well and wrong-footed Luczak.

We'll see how often it tries it. Seems like a good way to keep the opponent guessing even more.

haha i loved that shot, whats next, fake a forehand inside out and go down the line :)

Fed Kennedy
05-24-2010, 03:27 PM
I think brad gilbert calls this the "cutter". Murray does it too, but with less style.

Shangri La
05-24-2010, 03:39 PM
need a video of this ..

shadows
05-24-2010, 03:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0YuKruexcE

BetterAtDoubles
05-24-2010, 03:41 PM
One other thing that makes it great is that it (and did in this instance) can result in a forehand slice winner!

Who gets those in today's men's game? Actually, who hits it as on offensive shot? Not too many guys.

It was just another example of his artistry and to me his willingness to evolve still.

clayman2000
05-24-2010, 03:44 PM
Ive seen him do it before.

Not often, maybe a couple times in a tourney

viduka0101
05-24-2010, 03:50 PM
I'm sure he's done it before, but I don't recall seeing it. Actually, I'd say I can't recall seeing anyone do it.

It's the fakey drop shot to the slice approach. He did it against Luczak and 3-3 in the first set. It worked well and wrong-footed Luczak.

We'll see how often it tries it. Seems like a good way to keep the opponent guessing even more.

the ones I remember seeing: Murray, Nishikori, Djokovic
I've seen it a few more times
it obviously isn't such a often used shot


edit:that's one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0YuKruexcE

piece
05-24-2010, 03:56 PM
He did it a few times in AO '09. I remember the commentators pretty much saying exactly what you said: 'I've never seen that shot before. Fed invented a new shot." - or something to that effect.

JeMar
05-24-2010, 04:16 PM
Younes El Aynaoui and especially Hicham Arazi used to play that shot quite often.

Juges8932
05-24-2010, 04:40 PM
I noticed it as well. Quite crafty that guy is, haha.

JoelDali
05-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Its a very arrogant shot.

TennisandMusic
05-24-2010, 05:25 PM
He did it a few times in AO '09. I remember the commentators pretty much saying exactly what you said: 'I've never seen that shot before. Fed invented a new shot." - or something to that effect.

Then the commentator's were idiots. :p

piece
05-24-2010, 05:47 PM
Then the commentator's were idiots. :p

Haha I guess I'm an idiot too because I believed them. Not anymore though, Nishikori's was more extreme than any of Fed's that I saw, and it came before the AO '09, making him the obvious one true inventer of the shot, and messiah :)

Puredrivetennis
05-24-2010, 05:51 PM
pretty sassy shot.

Mansewerz
05-24-2010, 05:59 PM
Fed did it in the 05 austrailian semi. My cousin uses this shot routinely

Mr_Shiver
05-24-2010, 06:57 PM
Coria used that shot to great effect against Nadal way back when. It was in the final of either Rome or Monte Carlo, i can't remember which. It is a good tactic when your opponent starts reading your drop shot.

SoBad
05-24-2010, 07:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0YuKruexcE

I hope Fereder paid Nishikori for the lesson.

RalphNYC
05-24-2010, 07:17 PM
He started doing doing that in the clay court season last year. I think it was discussed in the Madrid final in 2009 and he used it quite a bit in the FO 2009. It's awesome (and arrogant)!

TennisKid1
05-24-2010, 07:18 PM
Djokovic used it on nadal at the world tour finals last year

World Beater
05-24-2010, 07:24 PM
federere didnt invent the shot, but he is a proficient executor of it.

OTMPut
05-24-2010, 08:23 PM
exactly, i use it all the time.

OddJack
05-24-2010, 09:33 PM
His new shot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpMF3NGgD6Y

Shaolin
05-24-2010, 10:56 PM
Ive seen Ferrero use that shot before. That was a great one by Nishikori.

Li Ching Yuen
05-24-2010, 11:15 PM
Roddick pulls it off very often as well.

Murray too.

mindgrinder
05-25-2010, 06:16 AM
its nothing new many club players do it.

hoodjem
05-25-2010, 06:39 AM
I hope Fereder paid Nishikori for the lesson.How dare you?!

God created the world. Fed created tennis.

rocket
05-25-2010, 10:05 AM
this one's even better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2-KlLw6x8

bizarre_opinion
05-25-2010, 10:07 AM
typical *******s, fed hits a shot and his ***** think no other can hit the same shot.

flyinghippos101
05-25-2010, 10:12 AM
typical *******s, fed hits a shot and his ***** think no other can hit the same shot.

+1, *******s see Fed hit a winner down the line, "THE GREATEST SHOT EVAR!!"
*******s see Fed hit a tweener "BESTEST SHOT EVER!" sickening.

viduka0101
05-25-2010, 10:17 AM
The Emperor is naked!

rocket
05-25-2010, 10:17 AM
you don't have to be a "****" to appreciate this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hp-EArV6s8).

but if you're a Fed-hater, perhaps you could show what your idol can do.

Semi-Pro
05-25-2010, 10:29 AM
you don't have to be a "****" to appreciate this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hp-EArV6s8).

but if you're a Fed-hater, perhaps you could show what your idol can do.

That shot never gets old. But I found this you tube comment to be much more entertaining:

"There is nothing wrong with Roddick. At least he does not show disrespect like Andy Murray, who screams like a petulant schoolboy every time he scores a point. " Highest Rated Comments 36 thumbs up!

sureshs
05-25-2010, 11:13 AM
Its a very arrogant shot.

And it will be eaten alive by a certain opponent

Fedex
05-25-2010, 11:14 AM
Roger Federer is a tennis genius and GOAT

this one's even better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2-KlLw6x8

you don't have to be a "****" to appreciate this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hp-EArV6s8).

but if you're a Fed-hater, perhaps you could show what your idol can do.

That shot never gets old. But I found this you tube comment to be much more entertaining:

"There is nothing wrong with Roddick. At least he does not show disrespect like Andy Murray, who screams like a petulant schoolboy every time he scores a point. " Highest Rated Comments 36 thumbs up!

See link:
http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/k/kiss_***.asp

rocket
05-25-2010, 11:25 AM
See link:
http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/k/kiss_***.asp

a warm welcome from:

http://www.redcmarketing.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/loser.jpg

Carsomyr
05-25-2010, 11:29 AM
How dare you?!

God created the world. Fed created tennis.

That whiffing monstrosity? Hardly. Everyone knows Rod Laver's forehand is superior in every way.

Semi-Pro
05-25-2010, 11:30 AM
See link:
http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/k/kiss_***.asp

http://tehdago.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/cool_story_bro1.jpg

Chris Rizutto
05-25-2010, 11:44 AM
Its a very arrogant shot.

Its a pimp shot, makes the opponent look like a hack. You guys have to hit every shot as hard as you can to feel tough?

Finesse beeby.

Seany
05-25-2010, 02:37 PM
If I remember correctly, Federer used this shot in the 2008 monte carlo final vs Nadal, it was on match point, and fed didnt pull it off.

Thats the first time I remember seeing him do it.

Cup8489
05-25-2010, 05:57 PM
typical *******s, fed hits a shot and his ***** think no other can hit the same shot.

Actually, troll, everyone was talking about how the commentators were the ones who said no one can hit it. Get your facts correct.

SoBad
05-25-2010, 07:33 PM
How dare you?!

God created the world. Fed created tennis.

He was fortunate to learn tennis from the best players of his generation - Safin school of hardcourts, Nadal school of clay and Sampras school of grass. Now he can also learn from Nishikori's mastery of control, touch, feel, and deception. He does a good job of emulating the better players.

piece
05-25-2010, 11:46 PM
That whiffing monstrosity? Hardly. Everyone knows Rod Laver's forehand is superior in every way.

Here we go again!

I probably shouldn't even be posting here, Hoodjem's onto us, I mean me:)

Fedex
05-26-2010, 12:13 AM
a warm welcome from:

http://www.redcmarketing.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/loser.jpg

Being a loser is fun.
Kinda cleansing and character building.
You feel alive and in touch with the real world.

Carsomyr
05-26-2010, 01:06 AM
Here we go again!

I probably shouldn't even be posting here, Hoodjem's onto us, I mean me:)

Shhh, quiet my sockpu - I mean...friend.

Andres
05-26-2010, 10:36 AM
this one's even better:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO2-KlLw6x8
That's classic Gaudio right there

zapvor
05-26-2010, 11:43 AM
I hope Fereder paid Nishikori for the lesson.

stop bashing fed how dare you!!!

OKUSA
05-26-2010, 12:25 PM
Murray tried this today in his match but didn't fool Chela and eventually lost the point ha

SoBad
05-26-2010, 05:55 PM
stop bashing fed how dare you!!!

I wasn’t.:neutral: Just tired of all the senseless Nishikori bashing and hate mongering on the forums (you wouldn’t know anything about that, would you).:neutral: Give credit where credit is due, is all I suggest.:neutral:

jigar
05-26-2010, 05:59 PM
I loved it.