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Jamin2112
05-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Here's some nostalgia for y'all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzhztmKZisI

BlueClayIsRealClay
05-29-2012, 08:11 PM
Wow he was so much faster then and this with a lot more power. funny thing is, look at the score

BobFL
05-29-2012, 09:09 PM
His shots had a lot more zip and bite back then imo....

Defcon
05-29-2012, 09:14 PM
That was a fun match.

TopFH
05-29-2012, 09:15 PM
He used to be way faster.

Bartelby
05-29-2012, 09:21 PM
The court's way faster and the opponent's way slower than what Fed is usually playing on and against.

NST
05-29-2012, 09:33 PM
His shots had a lot more zip and bite back then imo.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RWtO3OnXXc Are you sure?

westside
05-29-2012, 09:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WASb906o11E

This was god like

Bobby Jr
05-29-2012, 09:51 PM
Ha ha... God mode indeed. Santoro struggled to get more than 25% of his ground-strokes past the service line in that video, with about 1/3 less pace than today's top players and on faster courts. Pretty sure that makes attacking pretty easy for guys like Federer.

goderer
05-31-2012, 02:29 PM
You guys are so dumb. The courts was so much faster back then, which made for better tennis. Now the slow high-bouncing courts producers the boring and slow tennis for all the pushers like Nadal.

If you want to see God-mode Federer (Goderer):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6az62bmV5hM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOLrAYaLZ4Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrlVldFVCTY

joeri888
05-31-2012, 03:00 PM
Faster courts, Fed was better, and it was entertaining. But he didn't exactly play godly that day. He doesn't go like 7-5 7-5 against Santoro if he is in God Mode. With all respect to Fabrice

akv89
05-31-2012, 03:21 PM
Faster courts, Fed was better, and it was entertaining. But he didn't exactly play godly that day. He doesn't go like 7-5 7-5 against Santoro if he is in God Mode. With all respect to Fabrice

Santoro claimed that match was the best match he played in his career. He was playing some magical tennis himself on that day.

dimeaxe
05-31-2012, 04:17 PM
Yeah, Fed was faster, courts were faster than today.Just look this, where he was reportedly ill, as he blown old Santoro away of the court.Guys, it's all about matchups...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2iMDmxuvRM&feature=related

forzamilan90
05-31-2012, 05:35 PM
His fluidity was way more apparent looking at these kinds of clips. Some of that is missing nowadays, not as fast, not as fluid, but alas it happens even to the best of them

cluckcluck
05-31-2012, 05:42 PM
If that was god mode (OP's link), it should have been triple bagel, not 5, 5, and 6.

Ico
05-31-2012, 05:51 PM
If that was god mode (OP's link), it should have been triple bagel, not 5, 5, and 6.
Not always how it works, but if you're interested in seeing GOATerer bagel high class opponents, look no further than... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKETvVqxTmk

TTMR
05-31-2012, 05:56 PM
Maybe you should try porn instead.

OddJack
05-31-2012, 06:08 PM
There is no mode to God.

Jamin2112
05-31-2012, 07:00 PM
If you want to see God-mode Federer (Goderer):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6az62bmV5hM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOLrAYaLZ4Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrlVldFVCTY

But as you can see in those videos, the average depth of his forehand is much less than it used to be. That's why Djokovic is able to take control of points against Fed.

Sid_Vicious
05-31-2012, 07:02 PM
BlueClayIsRealClay got banned?

Did not see that coming.

TTMR
05-31-2012, 07:15 PM
Faster courts, Fed was better, and it was entertaining. But he didn't exactly play godly that day. He doesn't go like 7-5 7-5 against Santoro if he is in God Mode. With all respect to Fabrice

And Santoro benefited from the fast court more than Federer. You will never see a genuine Santoro-like player emerge these days. Slow courts favour the power game.

laughingbuddha
05-31-2012, 08:27 PM
And Santoro benefited from the fast court more than Federer. You will never see a genuine Santoro-like player emerge these days. Slow courts favour the power game.

Actually slow courts favor mechanical pushers

SwankPeRFection
05-31-2012, 10:48 PM
Actually slow courts favor mechanical pushers

It's official, Rafa is a pusher. :twisted:

TTMR
06-01-2012, 04:25 AM
Actually slow courts favor mechanical pushers

Does it take more power to hit a winner on a fast court or a slow court?

lawrence
06-01-2012, 04:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WASb906o11E

This was god like

lol first point into the game and you're wondering where the winner went. then you rewind and see his backhand shoot down the line like a laser