Beginning of ARod and Fed Wimb 03 Full Match

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  1. wy2sl0

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_cNQs6e0kw&feature=related

    Notice alot of things interesting -

    Roddicks first serve is way more consistent now
    His second serve was way more aggressive in 03
    Roddick's forehand despite being more aggressive, has way more variety now, although much less of a weapon.
    His backhand is alot better now.
    Perhaps the most glaring, Rod is a much better returner now than he used to be.
    He still is horrible at approach shots, however volleying is underrated.

    Fed serve's better now, however he is very streaky.
    He swung with alot of racquet speed in 03.
    Backhand is about the same tbh.
    Fed moves about the same now, MAYBE slightly better.
    Slice is used way more than topspin drive on backhand now.

    And of course, both of their service motions have changed substantially.
     
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  2. Ray Mercer

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    His movement was far better in 03.
     
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  3. FedExpress 333

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    Feds was much more agresive ( serve and volley) before, had a little less knee bend/ back arch on the erve, and had much better movement before, IMO his greatest asset, esp. on grass.
     
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  4. FedError

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    Their hair is also a lot different from now too.
     
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  5. MethodTennis

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    roddicks motion isnt too different, maybe a little smoother now?
     
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  6. SandV62

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    link doesn't work anymore
     
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  7. rdis10093

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    you think fed moves better now?
     
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  8. zapvor

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    yes. what the? fed does not move better now
     
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  9. wy2sl0

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    Yeah I meant before, typo :)
     
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  10. b.termite

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    Except.. for the fact that the Wimbledon final in 2003 was Federer vs. Philippoussis
     
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  11. Manus Domini

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    that explains the difference in Roddick's backhand now to "then" lol
     
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  12. RoddickAce

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    I believe Federer and Roddick played in the wimby semi-finals in 2003.
     
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  13. nereis

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    Federer's forehand used to be such a money shot. The ball could be perfectly struck and he'd still be able to blast one on the line at such incredible pace right off the bounce. Nowadays the only time he can get it happening is when he has time to set up which is happening less and less as father time catches up with him.
     
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