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JeffH1
10-11-2005, 12:59 PM
It kind of a chop shot that imparts backspin. Whould it be considered a volley? eventhough it not taken in the air? It doesn't reall look or act like a true slice. Maybe it's just a "chop" shot?

What is the proper name for it?

Sorry if this has been answered before.

GrahamIsSuper
10-11-2005, 01:05 PM
i'd consider it more of a "punch", its short with a slightly open face, but frim wristed. Yes, "punch" fits, i think.

Rickson
10-11-2005, 02:39 PM
It kind of a chop shot that imparts backspin. Whould it be considered a volley? eventhough it not taken in the air? It doesn't reall look or act like a true slice. Maybe it's just a "chop" shot?

What is the proper name for it?

Sorry if this has been answered before.
Federer hits flat returns and slices from his backhand side. I haven't seen Federer hit many topspin returns except on weak second serves.

rfederer32291
10-11-2005, 02:47 PM
its like a half volley

Marius_Hancu
10-11-2005, 03:26 PM
mostly a chip without the charge:-)