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junk_baller
06-20-2011, 01:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibntOWU4dnM

Watch the point starting at 4:10.

I don't know if my observation is correct, but it seems on the penultimate shot of the rally that Djokovic couldn't help but telegraph his slice (since the takeback is obviously so different from his 2-handed topspin bh) - so as soon as he had begun the prep to hit the slice, Petzschner read it, rushed the net and volleyed - Djoker didn't know what hit him!!

I'm not sure though - do you think that Petzschner was going to approach anyway (no matter what) and was just lucky he approached on a slice? Or he actually read the slice?

Petzscher is an inventive player imo - it's nice to see the different things he brings to the table...

Bud
06-20-2011, 03:32 PM
Check out the FH he spanks at 5:00. I don't think I've ever see a FH hit that hard :shock:

http://youtu.be/ibntOWU4dnM?t=5m0s

Cup8489
06-20-2011, 03:39 PM
Check out the FH he spanks at 5:00. I don't think I've ever see a FH hit that hard :shock:

http://youtu.be/ibntOWU4dnM?t=5m0s

Good god.. If only I could do that..

Andres
06-20-2011, 03:40 PM
He read it. His own slice was really low and short. He wasn't approaching off his own backhand, he charged the net after seeing Djokovic's preparing for his slice. As soon as he realized Djokovic had to reach for the ball, and was going to hit up, ran to the net and volleyed it.

It was quite smart.

Andres
06-20-2011, 03:41 PM
Check out the FH he spanks at 5:00. I don't think I've ever see a FH hit that hard :shock:

http://youtu.be/ibntOWU4dnM?t=5m0s
That forehand was beyond nasty. It was GROTESQUE!

Rhino
06-20-2011, 03:48 PM
Check out the FH he spanks at 5:00. I don't think I've ever see a FH hit that hard :shock:

http://youtu.be/ibntOWU4dnM?t=5m0s

Wow that was insane.

Rhino
06-20-2011, 03:51 PM
I see Petzschner is playing Soderling in the first round. That could be a great match.

Breaker
06-20-2011, 03:53 PM
That's a pretty intense celebration from Djokovic for a 2nd round straight sets win :shock:

Bud
06-20-2011, 04:14 PM
I see Petzschner is playing Soderling in the first round. That could be a great match.

I think that could be a huge upset. Petz took Nadal to 5 sets last year.

ledwix
06-20-2011, 05:02 PM
Wait, so does Petzschner ever hit a topspin backhand? And how many hands does he use, if he ever does it? Lol.

roundiesee
06-20-2011, 05:11 PM
I think that could be a huge upset. Petz took Nadal to 5 sets last year.

Great match that was; could have won too but I think the occasion got the better of him and he just took the foot off the gas pedal enough for Nadal to come back and win

Tammo
06-20-2011, 05:16 PM
I was there and watched that match live.

roundiesee
06-20-2011, 05:22 PM
I was there and watched that match live.

Wow! I was watching live on TV and was pulling for him, but unfortunately he lost! :(

Tammo
06-20-2011, 05:29 PM
Wow! I was watching live on TV and was pulling for him, but unfortunately he lost! :(

Petchzer or Djokovic??

Max G.
06-20-2011, 05:48 PM
Wait, so does Petzschner ever hit a topspin backhand? And how many hands does he use, if he ever does it? Lol.

It is rare, but he does sometimes. I think he uses a two-hander.

tsongaali
06-20-2011, 05:55 PM
Great match that was; could have won too but I think the occasion got the better of him and he just took the foot off the gas pedal enough for Nadal to come back and win

He would've won if Nadal hadn't of cheated.

roundiesee
06-20-2011, 06:06 PM
He would've won if Nadal hadn't of cheated.

Yes, I completely forgot about that; was it for an injury time-out? Not sure if it was really genuine as Rafa looked ok throughout the match.

Petchzer or Djokovic??

Oh sorry; I thought you were talking about Petzschner Vs Nadal! :oops:
I was pulling for Petzschner :(

TennisandMusic
06-20-2011, 06:15 PM
He would've won if Nadal hadn't of cheated.

:lol: Uh huh. And how did Nadal cheat exactly? Do tell! :lol:

jmverdugo
06-20-2011, 06:35 PM
I think the commentator made some really good observations ... ;)

TENNIS_99
06-20-2011, 06:40 PM
Beautifully slow down the pace against the big guy and give himself a chance to win. Petzschner does have a decent 2-hand backhand but I guess he thinks it does not match up well against Djokovic. Give Djokovic credits that he steps in further later in the match to neutralize the slices. One of the match up really good to watch in today’s tennis.

Petzschner is someone big guys does not want to see in the first round. The big guy probably still going to win but have to pay.

Sid_Vicious
06-20-2011, 06:42 PM
That forehand was beyond nasty. It was GROTESQUE!
reminds me of this bad boy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO5JEg48Lm8&feature=player_detailpage#t=532s

sonicare
06-20-2011, 06:51 PM
Great match that was; could have won too but I think the occasion got the better of him and he just took the foot off the gas pedal enough for Nadal to come back and win

ummm..nadal cheated and took a time out..remember the massive thread?

Sid_Vicious
06-20-2011, 06:52 PM
ummm..nadal cheated and took a time out..remember the massive thread?

I guess that is one way to look at it.

Cup8489
06-20-2011, 08:24 PM
Check out the FH he spanks at 5:00. I don't think I've ever see a FH hit that hard :shock:

http://youtu.be/ibntOWU4dnM?t=5m0s

how do you link to a specific point in a video?

edit: nvm, figured it out. take a look at this Fearhand from JB!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtyzgKde4PI#t=03m00s

tsongaali
06-20-2011, 09:01 PM
:lol: Uh huh. And how did Nadal cheat exactly? Do tell! :lol:

someone didn't watch the match. you shouldn't talk about things you know nothing about, but you're a ******* so i don't expect better.

TennisandMusic
06-20-2011, 11:49 PM
someone didn't watch the match. you shouldn't talk about things you know nothing about, but you're a ******* so i don't expect better.

Of course I watched the match. It seems some people think that taking an MTO for a hurting limb at the beginning of the fourth set amounts to "cheating". Pretty laughably insane, that.

Golden Retriever
06-21-2011, 09:35 AM
How could he survive on the pro circuit with that backhand?? Living proof that all you need is a serve and a forehand to win.

Cup8489
06-21-2011, 09:44 AM
How could he survive on the pro circuit with that backhand?? Living proof that all you need is a serve and a forehand to win.

he was giving djokovic a fight by moving it around with the slice.. he could beat any of us just using the slice. lol..

Golden Retriever
06-21-2011, 09:48 AM
he was giving djokovic a fight by moving it around with the slice.. he could beat any of us just using the slice. lol..

I think it proves that the tennis court is too small for trying to win by hitting winners. He just returns the ball slowly and deep giving himself the time to get back in neutral position and dares the other guy to hit a winner. Even Djokovic finds it hard to hit a winner against an opponent in neutral position.

Sadyv
06-23-2011, 12:43 AM
That's why you come in on his slow, defensive slice and put it away.

Li Ching Yuen
06-23-2011, 12:59 AM
Petzschner hit a much bigger forehand against Soderling the other day in the third set.