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ShcMad
02-19-2006, 09:14 PM
http://safinator.com/images/50984733.jpg

I just found this on the web... I'm not sure if any of you saw it, but I thought it was interesting to see Safin hit a one-hander. Sorry if it's something that was discussed

Grigollif1
02-19-2006, 09:33 PM
Looks like he has very good form in the One handed. So much talk about what Federer would be like with a 2 handed, how would Safin measured up with a one handed? With those lenghty arms he problably able to generate a lot of pace...

LN_Dad
02-19-2006, 09:47 PM
Who was he playing? Was it a qualifier who had no chance to get a set off of him so he decided to do some experimenting to keep the match interesting?

arosen
02-19-2006, 10:45 PM
Huh, this is a very interesting find, Dig. Why the heck would he try and hit a one hander? Was it a warm up or exhibition?

armand
02-19-2006, 11:06 PM
Sometimes players will hit a one hander. I've seen Bjorkman, Serena and Martina Higgins all try one handers when they had to.

Tennis_Nickmo
02-20-2006, 12:13 AM
You would expect to see pro's with good technique on all shots, even if they don't play normally with them. Strange to see him practice it in what looks like a match situation though.

ShcMad
02-20-2006, 04:20 AM
Supposedly, it was at Wimbledon (I don't know what year) against this guy (I don't recognize him):

http://safinator.com/images/wimby_04.jpg



Also, you can see the Rog doing a warm-up here, and he hits a two-hander at the very beginning of the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NerzTwxbAiA

Brettolius
02-20-2006, 04:31 AM
It was a warmup session, discussed last year, Wimbledon.

prostaff1
02-20-2006, 06:38 AM
On the left is Dmitry Tursunov...

Grigollif1
02-20-2006, 06:38 AM
Looks like Dmitry Tursunov...

jackson vile
02-20-2006, 07:52 AM
http://safinator.com/images/50984733.jpg

I just found this on the web... I'm not sure if any of you saw it, but I thought it was interesting to see Safin hit a one-hander. Sorry if it's something that was discussed


I don't mean to cause trouble but that does not look like a PC600 mold, it looks to wide for that, the PC600 is actually a narow racket.

armand
02-20-2006, 07:58 AM
I don't mean to cause trouble but that does not look like a PC600 mold, it looks to wide for that, the PC600 is actually a narow racket.I think it just looks that way because the view is not straight on.
If I look at my PC600 from that angle, it looks the same.
Trouble maker!

Feņa14
02-20-2006, 10:25 AM
Yes it was Tursunov and was at Wimbledon in 2004, where Tursunov beat him in possibly the first round? and Safin said he would never come back to Wimbledon :)