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  1. $$$$mony$$$$

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    post vids of the best shots you can find on youtube. don't worry if you think they are common place. im not looking for the best point per say just fantastic shots.
     
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    My vote for the greatest shot, atleast in the 2000 decade, is the Federer tweener that went for a cross court passer by Djokovich in the USO SF. I believe it was also on match point ? Anyways, someone please post the utube link ... TIA
     
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    yeah that was spectacular! does anyone have a vid of that shot federer hit against nalbandian in the french open semis in i thin 08 or 07? idk if anyone knows what im saying
     
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    Yes, this overhead return down the line from almost out of the court, ie return of aRods smash overhead at the net, was spectacular. Andys reaction of throwing his racket cross court at Roger added to the amazement.
     
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  8. Imagine Nadal trying to pull off the "hotdog" Federer did at 5-6 3rd set 0-30 USO SF against world no 4...-Nadal would break his kness AND his back!
    Federers "hotdog" is by far the greatest shot in the history of tennis.
     
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    The tweener Fed hit behind his back against Henman at the 04 US Open SF was amazing...I was at that match, too :)
     
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  10. You lucky *******:) Are u a New Yorker drwood?
    It was an awesome shot, Henman started laughing and didnt even try too get Feds backhand-pass on the next shot:)
    But i still think the hotdog vs Djokovic is by far the best
    Its a lot easier to do what he did against Henman imo
     
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    hehe :). No I'm not a New Yorker, but it was cool to be at that match (although I was disappointed when Roddick lost before the SF -- I was hoping to see him vs. Hewitt)....also got to see the infamous Serena vs. Capriati match that year where Serena was cheated out of victory.
     
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  12. Great stuff! Do you see any similarities between the loud NYC-crowd and that some of the biggest "scandals" take place in USO? For example Feds mouthing with the referee and Serenas outburst?
     
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    Actually, I'd think that scandals would be more likely to happen at Wimbledon, b/c its so unexpected there. I think the US crowd can be a great asset if players don't let it throw them off (i.e. Borg, Edberg pre 1991)....see for example Federer 08, Roddick 03, Connors 91 SF run.

    Fed tends to get chippy when he's losing in a big match -- especially if its not to Nadal -- so I don't think the US Open part contributed to that. Serena is very immature when she's losing matches she cares about, and since the US Open is the tourney she's always cared about the most, that probably had more to do with it than the fans.
     
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  15. Makes good sense.
     
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    I am a Fed fan, but:
    that's my vote.. not even borg, chang, agassi etc.. would get to that volley. Its not the speed..its the instinct to get to that spot even before the volley was struck..
     
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    That's b/c he knows Fed's tendencies. But Chang or Borg would have gotten there in time to make the pass -- although probably not in time to half-volley it the way Nadal did.
     
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    What about that shot nadal hit versus Verdasco at the AO? The slice verdasco hit and nadal whips the ball around the post into the court.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7MQQ34Z1TU

    Isner made a great effort to retrieve Roddick's amazing lob but no human alive could possibly have returned this shot. It is amazing that Isner even got his racket on the ball considering the fact that Roddick's return of serve was undisputably the greatest shot ever hit of all time.
     
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    I'm looking for a Federer-shot I think in Melbourne in the final vs Nadal where he does an IO forehand with an incredible angle (hitting a winner). federer is on the buttom part, nadal on the top of the screen. couldn't find it so far. any chance?
     
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    Probably got frustrated by Feds somewhat lucky shot on BP.
     
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    Be nice when Rafa is back in the form he showed here.
     
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    In My opinion Federer's shot at Basel against ROddick is better than the hotdog shot at US Open. It looks cooler and harder to produce.
     
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    Does anyone have the smash Roddick hit at the US Open this year against Gicquel, where it curves out and then back in?
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_CuXqNBr2c

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    so sick...
     
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    Love these videos keep posting them
     
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    yes please do not stop people!. i think this thread has a good entertainment value.
     
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    I remember the days when Fed had 2-3 unbelievable shots per match. The guy was a magician.
     
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