Does Fed hit the ball when he is jumping up or falling down?

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  1. Golden Retriever

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    When he is doing his trademark jumping forehand, does he catch the ball while on the way up or down?
     
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  2. naturalgut

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    On the way up. Usually it is his rapid upper body rotation that causes him to jump into the air
     
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  3. helloworld

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    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.
     
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