Federer's new shot?

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  1. BetterAtDoubles

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    I'm sure he's done it before, but I don't recall seeing it. Actually, I'd say I can't recall seeing anyone do it.

    It's the fakey drop shot to the slice approach. He did it against Luczak and 3-3 in the first set. It worked well and wrong-footed Luczak.

    We'll see how often it tries it. Seems like a good way to keep the opponent guessing even more.
     
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    haha i loved that shot, whats next, fake a forehand inside out and go down the line :)
     
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    I think brad gilbert calls this the "cutter". Murray does it too, but with less style.
     
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    need a video of this ..
     
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  7. BetterAtDoubles

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    One other thing that makes it great is that it (and did in this instance) can result in a forehand slice winner!

    Who gets those in today's men's game? Actually, who hits it as on offensive shot? Not too many guys.

    It was just another example of his artistry and to me his willingness to evolve still.
     
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  8. clayman2000

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    Ive seen him do it before.

    Not often, maybe a couple times in a tourney
     
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  9. viduka0101

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    the ones I remember seeing: Murray, Nishikori, Djokovic
    I've seen it a few more times
    it obviously isn't such a often used shot


    edit:that's one
     
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    He did it a few times in AO '09. I remember the commentators pretty much saying exactly what you said: 'I've never seen that shot before. Fed invented a new shot." - or something to that effect.
     
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  11. JeMar

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    Younes El Aynaoui and especially Hicham Arazi used to play that shot quite often.
     
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  12. Juges8932

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    I noticed it as well. Quite crafty that guy is, haha.
     
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    Its a very arrogant shot.
     
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  14. Then the commentator's were idiots. :p
     
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    Haha I guess I'm an idiot too because I believed them. Not anymore though, Nishikori's was more extreme than any of Fed's that I saw, and it came before the AO '09, making him the obvious one true inventer of the shot, and messiah :)
     
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  16. Puredrivetennis

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    pretty sassy shot.
     
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    Fed did it in the 05 austrailian semi. My cousin uses this shot routinely
     
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    Coria used that shot to great effect against Nadal way back when. It was in the final of either Rome or Monte Carlo, i can't remember which. It is a good tactic when your opponent starts reading your drop shot.
     
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    He started doing doing that in the clay court season last year. I think it was discussed in the Madrid final in 2009 and he used it quite a bit in the FO 2009. It's awesome (and arrogant)!
     
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    Djokovic used it on nadal at the world tour finals last year
     
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    federere didnt invent the shot, but he is a proficient executor of it.
     
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    exactly, i use it all the time.
     
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    Ive seen Ferrero use that shot before. That was a great one by Nishikori.
     
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    Roddick pulls it off very often as well.

    Murray too.
     
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    its nothing new many club players do it.
     
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    How dare you?!

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    typical *******s, fed hits a shot and his tards think no other can hit the same shot.
     
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    +1, *******s see Fed hit a winner down the line, "THE GREATEST SHOT EVAR!!"
    *******s see Fed hit a tweener "BESTEST SHOT EVER!" sickening.
     
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    The Emperor is naked!
     
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    you don't have to be a "****" to appreciate this.

    but if you're a Fed-hater, perhaps you could show what your idol can do.
     
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    That shot never gets old. But I found this you tube comment to be much more entertaining:

    "There is nothing wrong with Roddick. At least he does not show disrespect like Andy Murray, who screams like a petulant schoolboy every time he scores a point. " Highest Rated Comments 36 thumbs up!
     
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    And it will be eaten alive by a certain opponent
     
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    That whiffing monstrosity? Hardly. Everyone knows Rod Laver's forehand is superior in every way.
     
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    Its a pimp shot, makes the opponent look like a hack. You guys have to hit every shot as hard as you can to feel tough?

    Finesse beeby.
     
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    If I remember correctly, Federer used this shot in the 2008 monte carlo final vs Nadal, it was on match point, and fed didnt pull it off.

    Thats the first time I remember seeing him do it.
     
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    Actually, troll, everyone was talking about how the commentators were the ones who said no one can hit it. Get your facts correct.
     
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    He was fortunate to learn tennis from the best players of his generation - Safin school of hardcourts, Nadal school of clay and Sampras school of grass. Now he can also learn from Nishikori's mastery of control, touch, feel, and deception. He does a good job of emulating the better players.
     
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    Here we go again!

    I probably shouldn't even be posting here, Hoodjem's onto us, I mean me:)
     
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    stop bashing fed how dare you!!!
     
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    Murray tried this today in his match but didn't fool Chela and eventually lost the point ha
     
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    I wasn’t.:neutral: Just tired of all the senseless Nishikori bashing and hate mongering on the forums (you wouldn’t know anything about that, would you).:neutral: Give credit where credit is due, is all I suggest.:neutral:
     
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