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billnepill
01-12-2011, 01:11 AM
Fed was playing around on the exos mimicking Nadal's strokes.
Here is a video from the 2nd round in Doha in which he executes Nadal's forehand really well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atJoyPDAsNM&feature=player_detailpage#t=248s

Does he prepare for mega top spin strokes for the RG or what ? :twisted:

The question is when will we see the double-hander BH in official action?

billnepill
01-12-2011, 01:16 AM
Lol, I can even hear a grunt !

aphex
01-12-2011, 01:24 AM
Fed was playing around on the exos mimicking Nadal's strokes.
Here is a video from the 2nd round in Doha in which he executes Nadal's forehand really well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atJoyPDAsNM&feature=player_detailpage#t=248s

Does he prepare for mega top spin strokes for the RG or what ? :twisted:

The question is when will we see the double-hander BH in official action?

that's 1 year ago...

billnepill
01-12-2011, 01:33 AM
*facepalm*

Yeah, I should get used to 2011

It is fun though, all this mimicking and grunting. He did embrace this stroke minus the enormous pace Nadal puts into it. He demonstrated it on the exos.

Watch out then! He is coming with a new version of Nadal's forehand into AO, and we know what happened last year. :D

SFrazeur
01-12-2011, 01:03 PM
Federer hitting a reverse forehand is nothing new. The reverse forehand existed prior to Nadal. Sampras hit the reverse forehand when on the run.

-SF

SFrazeur
01-12-2011, 01:09 PM
Federer Reverse forehand Slow motion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xDtR1vyyRc

Sampras Running Reverse Forehands:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_DFjZvwShU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5rxZhVjrVM&

-SF

bolo
01-12-2011, 01:11 PM
He's done it more often in the last couple of years.

BrooklynNY
01-12-2011, 01:14 PM
Federer hitting a reverse forehand is nothing new. The reverse forehand existed prior to Nadal. Sampras hit the reverse forehand when on the run.

-SF

Very true.

Gorecki
01-12-2011, 01:14 PM
Federer hitting a reverse forehand is nothing new. The reverse forehand existed prior to Nadal. Sampras hit the reverse forehand when on the run.

-SF

any shoulder high running fh with a somewhat closed grip will result in a RFH...

god knows how many times the frame goes around my head...

yet it would seem that Nadal invented it...:)

Gorecki
01-12-2011, 01:14 PM
He's done it more often in the last couple of years.

surely Nadal's influence... :rolleyes:

Manus Domini
01-12-2011, 03:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAUfhIKh-JQ&feature=related#t=6m45s

jman
01-12-2011, 03:37 PM
Federer hitting a reverse forehand is nothing new. The reverse forehand existed prior to Nadal. Sampras hit the reverse forehand when on the run.

-SF
Been watching some old Sampras matches and noticed most of his forehands actually resembles Nadal's technique. Even when set, he would hit the reverse forehand most times. Didn't create as much spin as Nadal. I never really noticed it till of late. LOVE Sampras' running forehand!

zapvor
01-12-2011, 05:41 PM
he looked a little out of breath on some points...

SFrazeur
01-12-2011, 05:45 PM
Been watching some old Sampras matches and noticed most of his forehands actually resembles Nadal's technique. Even when set, he would hit the reverse forehand most times. Didn't create as much spin as Nadal. I never really noticed it till of late. LOVE Sampras' running forehand!

Have you read this article by Robert Lansdorp: http://www.active.com/tennis/Articles/The_Reverse_Forehand_Finish.htm

-SF

jman
01-12-2011, 05:57 PM
Have you read this article by Robert Lansdorp: http://www.active.com/tennis/Articles/The_Reverse_Forehand_Finish.htm

-SF


Thanks for posting that link. Lansdorp explained it perfectly.

InsideIn
01-13-2011, 06:24 AM
Most players use reverse forehand when on run to the right (righty's)... it's hard to finish across the body on the dead run....

Fed has always used that shot, just not as much as Nadal...It's harder with Fed's grip (Extreme Eastern) and a bit easier with the Western Grip like Nadal uses... (4 1/2, 4 1/2)....

Cup8489
01-13-2011, 06:40 AM
Most players use reverse forehand when on run to the right (righty's)... it's hard to finish across the body on the dead run....

Fed has always used that shot, just not as much as Nadal...It's harder with Fed's grip (Extreme Eastern) and a bit easier with the Western Grip like Nadal uses... (4 1/2, 4 1/2)....

Yeah i can understand why people use it. I'm probably one of only a few more comfortable finishing across the body on the run, but obviously because of that I'm limited to what I can really do with the ball..

yellowoctopus
01-13-2011, 08:01 AM
It's fascinating that this particular forehand style is now regarded by many fans as the 'Nadal forehand'. More power to him.

Although one has to admit that if the motivation is to fully 'embrace' the Nadal forehand, Mr. Federer needs to work on his biceps :)

http://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/28657-2/Rafael+Nadal+shows+his+stomach+muscle+and+biceps+o n+a+forehand.JPG

SFrazeur
01-13-2011, 08:22 AM
And forget us not the Ladies of the reverse forehand!

Lindsay Davenport:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz4QoIBvCp0

Then there's Sharapova, Clijsters. Nadal's forehand it ain't!

-SF

jerriy
01-13-2011, 09:27 AM
Most players use reverse forehand when on run to the right (righty's)Exactly. What makes Nadal different is that he does it regardless of in which direction he's coming and going, he does it by default, even when he's laterally moving/stepping back in the opposite direction AWAY from his forehand side (contrary to the way Fed/Samps/Lindsay were moving in the videos that were posted)
.

sureshs
01-13-2011, 09:35 AM
It's fascinating that this particular forehand style is now regarded by many fans as the 'Nadal forehand'. More power to him.

Although one has to admit that if the motivation is to fully 'embrace' the Nadal forehand, Mr. Federer needs to work on his biceps :)

http://tennis.topbuzz.com/tennis-pics/d/28657-2/Rafael+Nadal+shows+his+stomach+muscle+and+biceps+o n+a+forehand.JPG

As well as the butt picking and delaying tactics

SFrazeur
01-13-2011, 12:33 PM
Exactly. What makes Nadal different is that he does it regardless of in which direction he's coming and going, he does it by default, even when he's laterally moving/stepping back in the opposite direction AWAY from his forehand side (contrary to the way Fed/Samps/Lindsay were moving in the videos that were posted)
.

Yes. The difference is not in the of the technique of the stroke, but in the application of the stroke.

-SF