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wy2sl0
04-26-2011, 08:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_cNQs6e0kw&feature=related

Notice alot of things interesting -

Roddicks first serve is way more consistent now
His second serve was way more aggressive in 03
Roddick's forehand despite being more aggressive, has way more variety now, although much less of a weapon.
His backhand is alot better now.
Perhaps the most glaring, Rod is a much better returner now than he used to be.
He still is horrible at approach shots, however volleying is underrated.

Fed serve's better now, however he is very streaky.
He swung with alot of racquet speed in 03.
Backhand is about the same tbh.
Fed moves about the same now, MAYBE slightly better.
Slice is used way more than topspin drive on backhand now.

And of course, both of their service motions have changed substantially.

Ray Mercer
04-26-2011, 08:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_cNQs6e0kw&feature=related

Notice alot of things interesting -

Roddicks first serve is way more consistent now
His second serve was way more aggressive in 03
Roddick's forehand despite being more aggressive, has way more variety now, although much less of a weapon.
His backhand is alot better now.
Perhaps the most glaring, Rod is a much better returner now than he used to be.
He still is horrible at approach shots, however volleying is underrated.

Fed serve's better now, however he is very streaky.
Forehand was much flatter in 03.
Backhand is about the same tbh.
Fed moves about the same now, MAYBE slightly better.
Slice is used way more than topspin drive on backhand now.

And of course, both of their service motions have changed substantially.

His movement was far better in 03.

FedExpress 333
04-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Feds was much more agresive ( serve and volley) before, had a little less knee bend/ back arch on the erve, and had much better movement before, IMO his greatest asset, esp. on grass.

FedError
04-27-2011, 06:20 AM
Their hair is also a lot different from now too.

MethodTennis
04-27-2011, 09:01 AM
roddicks motion isnt too different, maybe a little smoother now?

SandV62
04-27-2011, 04:19 PM
link doesn't work anymore

rdis10093
04-27-2011, 04:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_cNQs6e0kw&feature=related

Notice alot of things interesting -

Roddicks first serve is way more consistent now
His second serve was way more aggressive in 03
Roddick's forehand despite being more aggressive, has way more variety now, although much less of a weapon.
His backhand is alot better now.
Perhaps the most glaring, Rod is a much better returner now than he used to be.
He still is horrible at approach shots, however volleying is underrated.

Fed serve's better now, however he is very streaky.
He swung with alot of racquet speed in 03.
Backhand is about the same tbh.
Fed moves about the same now, MAYBE slightly better.
Slice is used way more than topspin drive on backhand now.

And of course, both of their service motions have changed substantially.
you think fed moves better now?

zapvor
04-27-2011, 04:24 PM
you think fed moves better now?

yes. what the? fed does not move better now

wy2sl0
04-27-2011, 06:21 PM
Yeah I meant before, typo :)

b.termite
04-27-2011, 07:10 PM
Except.. for the fact that the Wimbledon final in 2003 was Federer vs. Philippoussis

Manus Domini
04-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Except.. for the fact that the Wimbledon final in 2003 was Federer vs. Philippoussis

that explains the difference in Roddick's backhand now to "then" lol

RoddickAce
04-27-2011, 08:12 PM
Except.. for the fact that the Wimbledon final in 2003 was Federer vs. Philippoussis

I believe Federer and Roddick played in the wimby semi-finals in 2003.

nereis
04-28-2011, 12:52 AM
Federer's forehand used to be such a money shot. The ball could be perfectly struck and he'd still be able to blast one on the line at such incredible pace right off the bounce. Nowadays the only time he can get it happening is when he has time to set up which is happening less and less as father time catches up with him.