Have other players actually watched how Nadal beats Federer?

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  1. Kobble

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    Based on how they play, you wouldn't think so. Low to the backhand, low to the forehand. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! High to the backhand, only to the forehand when stretched. I thought most of these guys learned how to moonball in juniors? Use it, or lose it against Federer.
     
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  2. Defcon

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    If other players could do what Fed and Nadal do, they wouldn't be Fed and Nadal would they? ;)
     
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  3. joeri888

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    They actually would be, because their parents were named Federer and Nadal.
     
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    Tell that to soderling
     
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  5. imalil2gangsta4u

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    Im sure they know what to do, but its all about execution.
     
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  6. Cesc Fabregas

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    Soderling's tactics were awful everything went in Federer's strike zone I didn't see him play one loopy ball to Fed's backhand.
     
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  7. shrakkie

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    You can't just one day decide " oh, I'll have one Nadal forehand with my sandwich please, love"

    It doesn't exactly work like that, besides how are you going to direct everying there when Fed is making you run left and right all the time?

    It's just illogical to say " oh why doesn't he do what Rafa does?"
     
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  8. AAAA

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    I'm sure in Sampras's era some of the other players noted that Krajicek had a winning record over Sampras. However like everything in life knowing what to do is often easier that doing it.
     
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  9. Kobble

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    Better to try than to just hit into his wheelhouse. You never know until you try. It would be sad to find out most guys could have picked up a slam if they just resorted to a 12 year old tactic.
     
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    Not many people have the speed and strength to hit winners when they are out of position the way rafa does. I can't think of how many times Fed would dominate a point to see rafa hit an amazing forehand off his back foot for a winner.
     
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    I do agree with you, they should try it for a set and maybe it might just work. However you need a very good backhand to do that because Federer will target your backhand himself.
     
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  12. Turning Pro

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    Mental strength on the big points. Endurance also.

    The reason i say this is because of the travesty of the Haas, Acasuso and Del Potro matches. Nadal, Murray or Djokovic would have put the match to rest.
     
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  13. TennisFan481

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    How many players hit with the insane amount of spin Nadal does? Come on. There's a reason John McEnroe referred to him as "The Andy Roddick of Spin." Maybe the ball isn't bouncing up to Federer's neck on the backhand side because the non-Nadal players CAN'T do that.
     
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  14. TennisFan481

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    Andy Murray isn't very good on clay yet.
     
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  15. Datacipher

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    As a coach, the truth is (I only watched the first 2 sets though..), Soderling was simply way to nervous to execute any strategy well. Just keeping the ball in play and/or hitting with purpose/aggression was impossible enough for him today.
     
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  16. shawn1122

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    You think Nadal's massive topspin is equivalent to moonballing? What's wrong with you??
     
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  17. FlamEnemY

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    Yeah... Federer would love those moonball sitters on his backhand.
     
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