Federer practising 2HBH!!

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  1. jman

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    nice clip... it looks smooth ! :)

    makes me remember that sampras had a 2HBH when he was (very) young, didn't he ?
     
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  3. PROTENNIS63

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    smooth strokes on the backhand.
     
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    The vid is a few months old. nothing much to see here, I am sure all the sane people on this board know that top ranked pros are as talented as you get and they can really hit any shot they like. For them a matter of grip or which backhand will they use, thats just a choice unlike for us, who only know as much as we do. ;)
     
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    hehe that's a really cool vid thanks!
     
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    Maybe he was watching too many Rios tapes..
     
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    That too a jumping 2-handed backhand!

    Personally, I don't think pros are so talented that they can switch to a 2-hander on demand in a match. If such things were easy, why did the teenage Sampras struggle so much to go the other direction? In a real match, Federer would have to match Djokovic or Nadal's 2-hander and that won't be easy.

    But it is good to know that he can hit a 2 hander. After his retirement, he will find it easy to coach both 1 and 2 handers, but since most will be 2 handers, it is a necessary skill.
     
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    very old clip posted before
     
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    I dont think that he was practicing very seriously and was just messing around. Sometimes when i'm just hitting it's fun to throw in a one hander.
     
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    Fed is done at RG. Just admit it.
     
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    Actually he's playing his semi tomorrow and he's a strong favourite. ;)
     
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    who plays the first match tommorow. wondering if i wanna get up and watch the first one at 7 :shock:
     
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    Pros can practice with the shots but in a match situation at the top level it will break down easily. That is why Federer doesn't use it. Besides he hits his one-hander better anyway.
     
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  14. Djokovicfan4life

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    This vid is ancient history.
     
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    Maybe he should try it against Nadal... Yeah right, as if he is going to change his tactics...
     
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    Since when has 2-3months been considered ancient history?
     
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    It would be quite funny if Federer all of a sudden hit 2HBH's in the FO final. Secret tactic.
     
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  18. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Forget the backhands, how about that kick?!
     
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  19. jman

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    Yeah, imagine Nadal's reaction, :confused:, may just be enough to win RG!!
     
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