Djokovic sliding

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  1. tertles

    tertles New User

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    I was watching the djokovic match yesterday against stoppini). I've always wondered how some of the serbs (djokovic, jankovic) can slide on hard courts w/o twisting their ankle.

    Any thoughts
     
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  2. saram

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    Blake is another one that does this from time to time. I have no idea how their joints stay together...mine would explode.

    Oh, and don't forget to throw Monfils in there as well...
     
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  3. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

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    its their shoes
     
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  4. Frankauc

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    no i do this with any tennis shoe.
     
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  5. saram

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    Not their shoes alone--I can't do it any of my Barricades....
     
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  6. Frankauc

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    of course you have to be able to run fast and have great joints. You dont think about doing this, it happens naturally.
     
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  7. sixone90

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    Monfils can slide anywhere anytime
     
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  8. CocaCola

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    That is his style of play. Djokovic kissed the ground several times at Wimbledon because of his sliding but he never got seriously injured because of that.
     
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  9. tennis_hand

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    nadal also does that. or used to do it.
     
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  10. halalula1234

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    hewitt also does it sometimes
     
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  11. pcpshortbus

    pcpshortbus Rookie

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    its not about speed, anyone can do it you just have to learn how. its just like how you have to learn how to slide on clay. i used to always slide on hard, but i went through so many shoes that i made myself stop.
     
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  12. Federer_pilon

    Federer_pilon Semi-Pro

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  13. Frankauc

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    speed is part of it. If you not fast enough, you wont slide much on hard courts.
     
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  14. kimbahpnam

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    it's due to the special sliding technology on the bottom of their shoe which allows them to slide when they make a hard turn
     
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