Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Jamin2112, May 29, 2012.
Here's some nostalgia for y'all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzhztmKZisI
Wow he was so much faster then and this with a lot more power. funny thing is, look at the score
His shots had a lot more zip and bite back then imo....
That was a fun match.
He used to be way faster.
The court's way faster and the opponent's way slower than what Fed is usually playing on and against.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RWtO3OnXXc Are you sure?
This was god like
Ha ha... God mode indeed. Santoro struggled to get more than 25% of his ground-strokes past the service line in that video, with about 1/3 less pace than today's top players and on faster courts. Pretty sure that makes attacking pretty easy for guys like Federer.
You guys are so dumb. The courts was so much faster back then, which made for better tennis. Now the slow high-bouncing courts producers the boring and slow tennis for all the pushers like Nadal.
If you want to see God-mode Federer (Goderer):
Faster courts, Fed was better, and it was entertaining. But he didn't exactly play godly that day. He doesn't go like 7-5 7-5 against Santoro if he is in God Mode. With all respect to Fabrice
Santoro claimed that match was the best match he played in his career. He was playing some magical tennis himself on that day.
Yeah, Fed was faster, courts were faster than today.Just look this, where he was reportedly ill, as he blown old Santoro away of the court.Guys, it's all about matchups...
His fluidity was way more apparent looking at these kinds of clips. Some of that is missing nowadays, not as fast, not as fluid, but alas it happens even to the best of them
If that was god mode (OP's link), it should have been triple bagel, not 5, 5, and 6.
Not always how it works, but if you're interested in seeing GOATerer bagel high class opponents, look no further than... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKETvVqxTmk
Maybe you should try porn instead.
There is no mode to God.
But as you can see in those videos, the average depth of his forehand is much less than it used to be. That's why Djokovic is able to take control of points against Fed.
BlueClayIsRealClay got banned?
Did not see that coming.
And Santoro benefited from the fast court more than Federer. You will never see a genuine Santoro-like player emerge these days. Slow courts favour the power game.
Actually slow courts favor mechanical pushers
It's official, Rafa is a pusher. :twisted:
Does it take more power to hit a winner on a fast court or a slow court?
lol first point into the game and you're wondering where the winner went. then you rewind and see his backhand shoot down the line like a laser
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