How do you hit that shot?

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  1. tennis_pro

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciriHWCqSFc#t=2m42s

    There I was flicking through some old Federer videos and this popped out. Oh my freaking God, a backhand DTL winner on the full run hit with a single handed backhand. The only other player I've seen hit this shot is Kuerten on clay but even then it was rare.

    Federer's backhand was really performing in the second half of 2006, it was nearly as good as his forehand.
     
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  2. Tammo

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    Swing and hope it goes in, I can probably do the same.
     
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    It seems that Federer got to the ball in great time. Really good movement, Federer did not compromise balance on the way to the ball either. If you can move like Federer, you can do more with the ball rather than just loop it back crosscourt.
     
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  4. Tennis_Maestro

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    Please tell me you did not jus make a thread on a forum asking how to hit a particular spectacular backhand Roger Federer made in his prime? Please tell me you did not jus do that?
     
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  5. Pwned

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    It's not that tough of a shot. I see players at my club hit that shot all the time...
     
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    :roll::roll::roll::roll:
     
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  7. Rock Strongo

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    Username says it all:)
     
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  8. Big_Dangerous

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    I've hit a backhand winner down the line on the run before. It was more of a passing shot since my friend had come into the net, but it was a pretty special shot. Took it super early too. It is pretty rare to make a shot like that though.
     
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  9. Big_Dangerous

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    So does the avatar.

    :lol:
     
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    Difference is, Roger understands how he did that, on a technical basis, you, you jus took the ball early and hit the jackpot.
     
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  11. RogerRacket111

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    Not so tough I've done that many times. Its a low % shot. Sometimes your forced to hit shots like this due to the lack of time you have not because you want to hit it.
     
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    lol at people not seeing Pwned's sarcasm.
     
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  14. monfed

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    Oh how I miss prime Federer. :(
     
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  15. merwy

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    That video is one of my favorite Federer videos. Love how he makes someone like James Blake look like a complete amateur, Blake didn't stand a single chance in the entire match.
     
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    What level would you say he is? ;)
     
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    At least 5.0....since Bud says Phillip is 3.5!
     
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  19. roundiesee

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    I think the OP is referring to the shot at around 2.46 right? Simon Reed in the commentator's box remarked to Frew McMillan that a shot like that "almost makes you want to pack your bags and go home"! LOL!
     
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  21. piece

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    Great stuff. 2006 is probably my favourite year for crazy Federer shotmaking. The vid in the OP is awesome too, worth watching the whole thing.
     
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