He's toying with him, isn't he?

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  1. peRFection

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    That drop shot is ridiculous...The slice that set it up was also nasty.

    If he could only play this loose against Nadal. Sigh.
     
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  3. magnut

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    Looks like he got sick of playing Defense so he set up a bail out shot.
     
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  4. bezs

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    That is sick
     
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  5. The Bawss

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    That's what I call an aggressive drop shot. Not much you can do about that particular shot.
     
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  6. celoft

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    And this was Sickerer.
     
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  7. peRFection

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    I love the comment in YouTube where the guy said," God right there." :))
     
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    Words can't explain this awesomeness!!
     
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  9. LetsGoRoddick

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    That's too good. Noticed he hit about 4 reverse finish forehands in that rally as well(including the 1 on the run). What gives? New tactic?
     
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    It's amazing how Fed realizes the awesomeness of the drop shot and simply stops moving...

    It reminds me of a dropshot against murray in the WTF a couple of years ago when he also just stopped moving...

    Also, how arrogant of Federer.
     
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    Yeah its nearly the same, it was on the 2008 WTF RR match.
     
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    Terrible habit because that's not a place you want to get stuck at, if your opponent gets that ball back.

    Although, I think the pros sometimes get away with doing a fair amount of ball watching.
     
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    It's not a habit.
    Federer always moves forward after the drop shot.
    He obviously realized that it was perfect and unreachable for Kudla the moment it left his racquet...
     
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    Roger can be no. 100 in the world. As long as he pulls a stunt like that every once in a while to entertain the crowd, stadiums will be packed, tickets will be sold, and I will be clustered to my TV whenever this legend plays.

    This kind of rally is why I love him as a tennis player.
     
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    ^My thoughts exactly.
     
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  16. henryshli

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    I started a thread about this. He seems to be using the reverse forehand more frequently lately. It could be a new tactic indeed. He hit an inside out reverse forehand winner against Del potro at Dubai, very Nadal like.
     
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    He's gotten a little slower.. Maybe it's just a necessity?
     
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  18. Love all

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    He is simply Genius with no one close to it.
     
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  19. Povl Carstensen

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    Yes this kind of elegant strokes is what makes him the goat for many, even though they might not win him the real slam.
     
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  20. aphex

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    He's won the real slam 4 times. What r u talking about?
     
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    Which is the real slam ?
     
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    French Open is the real one; all the others are photoshopped!
     
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