View Full Version : Does Fed hit the ball when he is jumping up or falling down?

Golden Retriever
07-23-2006, 07:39 AM
When he is doing his trademark jumping forehand, does he catch the ball while on the way up or down?

07-23-2006, 07:42 AM
On the way up. Usually it is his rapid upper body rotation that causes him to jump into the air

07-23-2006, 07:44 AM
Theoratically, you're not suppose to hit the ball while falling down since it will reduce the effectiveness in the swing. So I guess Federer should be hitting the ball while jumping up. If he hits the ball while jumping down, we probably won't be talking about how beautiful his swing is.