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hyperwarrior
12-23-2011, 10:36 PM
First time I've seen this clip and it's quite amazing to see how different his forehand was back then. Maybe this was 5-6 years ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGS0XHL6-AI

above bored
12-23-2011, 10:48 PM
First time I've seen this clip and it's quite amazing to see how different his forehand was back then. Maybe this was 5-6 years ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGS0XHL6-AI
That's a great little piece there from Michel Comte. Thanks for posting.

Fate Archer
12-23-2011, 11:36 PM
Have been looking for that piece for a while... thanks for posting!!!

catspaw
12-23-2011, 11:43 PM
First time I've seen this clip and it's quite amazing to see how different his forehand was back then. Maybe this was 5-6 years ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGS0XHL6-AI

Thanks for that. I think this is current, though - his latest Rolex on his wrist (leather strap), and he looks, I don't know, about 30........:)

stringertom
12-23-2011, 11:44 PM
Rogi in pirate pants? OMG! It is great video and it looks like the nCode PJ so I'm thinking '05-'06?

tusharlovesrafa
12-23-2011, 11:54 PM
What's such a big fuss in this??Even I can hit forehands like this while shooting an Advertisement..

purge
12-24-2011, 12:12 AM
Thanks for that. I think this is current, though - his latest Rolex on his wrist (leather strap), and he looks, I don't know, about 30........:)
no its definitely from a while back. some parts of that clip are always shown at the start or end of commercial breaks during his matches on SF2 and thats been the case for years now

Lsmkenpo
12-24-2011, 12:22 AM
His forehand wasn't different back than, the difference is he is trying to hit against a wall at close range off one bounce, you won't be able to hit the same stroke, you don't have the time to setup correctly.

Rozroz
12-24-2011, 12:25 AM
Nadal's shorts do not fit Fed very well.

gregor.b
12-24-2011, 12:32 AM
Nadal's shorts do not fit Fed very well.

LOL. But still,yeah,very cool clip.

paulorenzo
12-24-2011, 12:51 AM
His forehand wasn't different back than, the difference is he is trying to hit against a wall at close range off one bounce, you won't be able to hit the same stroke, you don't have the time to setup correctly.

i agree with this. he straightened out his arm twice in the video but the majority of the time he kept his elbow closed to his sides on the forehand, probably due to the fact he was standing in no-man's hitting against a wall.


great vid nonetheless.

vllaznia
12-24-2011, 01:21 AM
His forehand wasn't different back than, the difference is he is trying to hit against a wall at close range off one bounce, you won't be able to hit the same stroke, you don't have the time to setup correctly.

Yeah agree with this, its like hitting agains someone who is at the net, you can not produce a full stroke you do not have time.

kishnabe
12-24-2011, 09:26 AM
It felt weird watching Federer in pajamas.....I don't think I can sleep tonight!

Didn't think he would go lower than Nadal :(

jackson vile
12-24-2011, 09:28 AM
First time I've seen this clip and it's quite amazing to see how different his forehand was back then. Maybe this was 5-6 years ago...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGS0XHL6-AI

Pirate pants:confused: Looks like he wants to be like Nadal again!

nikdom
12-24-2011, 10:02 AM
Weirdest Rog video ever. Was this for some product?

Sentinel
12-24-2011, 10:14 AM
Weirdest Rog video ever. Was this for some product?
Hey nikdom, today I saw some other resurrected thread that was started by you (I presume) called Kramer on Federer (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=175546&page=1). Check it out.
Rather surprised, it looked like you had left the forum of something odd.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=175546

nikdom
12-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Hey nikdom, today I saw some other resurrected thread that was started by you (I presume) called Kramer on Federer (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=175546&page=1). Check it out.
Rather surprised, it looked like you had left the forum of something odd.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=175546

Yes. I was here from 2004 to 2008 and left dejected after Rogers loss at Wimby. Asked the mods to delete my account. Came back in 2009 with the same screen name. Sureshs drakulie know me from then. A lot of the posters frrom back then are gone though!

Jonny S&V
12-24-2011, 10:35 AM
Yes. I was here from 2004 to 2008 and left dejected after Rogers loss at Wimby. Asked the mods to delete my account. Came back in 2009 with the same screen name. Sureshs drakulie know me from then. A lot of the posters frrom back then are gone though!

I remember ya! :-)

nikdom
12-24-2011, 10:41 AM
I remember ya! :-)

Hey! A lot more folks used to be here that actually played the game. Its certainly not the case anymore. :)

zapvor
12-24-2011, 11:38 PM
damn you can see the gut dust flying around on contact. also his follow through is just insane

Big_Dangerous
12-24-2011, 11:44 PM
His forehand wasn't different back than, the difference is he is trying to hit against a wall at close range off one bounce, you won't be able to hit the same stroke, you don't have the time to setup correctly.

Yeah, it's how I hit my forehand, or how my friends/hitting buddies say I hit my forehand. And it's because there were many a day where I had no one to play with so I had to hit against the wall. I had the same problem where the wall really takes a lot of your time away, so you have set up quicker and your swing is so much more abbreviated.

I really like the song in the video though.

The outfit, not so much. Those pants were beyond ridiculous, even for the maestro himself.

Big_Dangerous
12-27-2011, 05:48 AM
I found the song from the video if anyone cares.


It's TV on the Radio - Don't Love You

OddJack
12-27-2011, 05:58 AM
Ninja Rodge