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tennis_pro
09-14-2012, 01:23 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciriHWCqSFc#t=2m42s

There I was flicking through some old Federer videos and this popped out. Oh my freaking God, a backhand DTL winner on the full run hit with a single handed backhand. The only other player I've seen hit this shot is Kuerten on clay but even then it was rare.

Federer's backhand was really performing in the second half of 2006, it was nearly as good as his forehand.

Tammo
09-14-2012, 01:26 PM
Swing and hope it goes in, I can probably do the same.

Sid_Vicious
09-14-2012, 01:50 PM
It seems that Federer got to the ball in great time. Really good movement, Federer did not compromise balance on the way to the ball either. If you can move like Federer, you can do more with the ball rather than just loop it back crosscourt.

Tennis_Maestro
09-14-2012, 02:53 PM
Please tell me you did not jus make a thread on a forum asking how to hit a particular spectacular backhand Roger Federer made in his prime? Please tell me you did not jus do that?

Pwned
09-14-2012, 03:18 PM
It's not that tough of a shot. I see players at my club hit that shot all the time...

Tennis_Maestro
09-14-2012, 03:22 PM
It's not that tough of a shot. I see players at my club hit that shot all the time...

:roll::roll::roll::roll:

Rock Strongo
09-14-2012, 03:24 PM
It's not that tough of a shot. I see players at my club hit that shot all the time...

Username says it all:)

Big_Dangerous
09-14-2012, 03:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciriHWCqSFc#t=2m42s

There I was flicking through some old Federer videos and this popped out. Oh my freaking God, a backhand DTL winner on the full run hit with a single handed backhand. The only other player I've seen hit this shot is Kuerten on clay but even then it was rare.

Federer's backhand was really performing in the second half of 2006, it was nearly as good as his forehand.

I've hit a backhand winner down the line on the run before. It was more of a passing shot since my friend had come into the net, but it was a pretty special shot. Took it super early too. It is pretty rare to make a shot like that though.

Big_Dangerous
09-14-2012, 03:33 PM
Username says it all:)

So does the avatar.

:lol:

Tennis_Maestro
09-14-2012, 03:37 PM
I've hit a backhand winner down the line on the run before. It was more of a passing shot since my friend had come into the net, but it was a pretty special shot. Took it super early too. It is pretty rare to make a shot like that though.

Difference is, Roger understands how he did that, on a technical basis, you, you jus took the ball early and hit the jackpot.

RogerRacket111
09-14-2012, 04:29 PM
Not so tough I've done that many times. Its a low % shot. Sometimes your forced to hit shots like this due to the lack of time you have not because you want to hit it.

Rippy
09-14-2012, 04:36 PM
lol at people not seeing Pwned's sarcasm.

The Bawss
09-14-2012, 04:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrAx5ae_BR0&t=3m35s

This one is pretty nasty as well.

monfed
09-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Oh how I miss prime Federer. :(

merwy
09-14-2012, 05:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrAx5ae_BR0&t=3m35s

This one is pretty nasty as well.

That video is one of my favorite Federer videos. Love how he makes someone like James Blake look like a complete amateur, Blake didn't stand a single chance in the entire match.

Hood_Man
09-14-2012, 05:14 PM
It's not that tough of a shot. I see players at my club hit that shot all the time...

What level would you say he is? ;)

kishnabe
09-14-2012, 06:03 PM
What level would you say he is? ;)

At least 5.0....since Bud says Phillip is 3.5!

OddJack
09-14-2012, 06:53 PM
This one is tougher to pull off:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rTXGMoV-eo&feature=player_detailpage#t=627s

roundiesee
09-14-2012, 07:45 PM
I think the OP is referring to the shot at around 2.46 right? Simon Reed in the commentator's box remarked to Frew McMillan that a shot like that "almost makes you want to pack your bags and go home"! LOL!

KineticChain
09-14-2012, 08:26 PM
how bout this backhand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-VEoizfeb8)?

piece
09-14-2012, 08:38 PM
how bout this backhand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-VEoizfeb8)?

Great stuff. 2006 is probably my favourite year for crazy Federer shotmaking. The vid in the OP is awesome too, worth watching the whole thing.