Insane backhand hitting from Federer

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  2. TennisLovaLova

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    Vintage federer bh to the rescue
     
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    Nothing was insane about his backhand in that rally apart from the last stroke, which a lot of players would probably be able to hit. Djokovic's backhand was far stronger in that rally.
     
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    perfectly tailored for grass court tennis
     
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    So much for Fed's non-existent baseline game on grass courts.
     
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    crushing backhands....pl say its his weakness.....nowaydays seems like his forehand can be more unstable than the backhand

    also mirka looks ravishing lately
     
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    I noticed that too. She has definitely lost weight.
     
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    did you see those slices? those slices were vintage federer. they kept djokovic at bay and unable to dominate the rally. also, that forehand from djokovic right before federer's winner wasn't an easy shot to return let alone change the direction of and go down the line.

    aside from the slices, it wasn't federer's most exceptional backhand display, he's hit far more impressive winners, but his abillity to keep up with djokovic on that wing was crucial for the match.
     
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    Far stronger, yet not enough to win the point. Don't forget Djokovic uses 2 hands and 100 sq. in. frame which generates more power. How many players could return Djokovic's hard hit backhands using 1hbh and midsize frame?
     
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    skip past the first minute of Djokobore's annoying ball bouncing
     
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    Please stop feeding that troll. It turns every thread into schiBe
     
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    If Djokovic's backhand was "far stronger" in that rally, why did he lose the point? :oops:
     
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    The troll has a point. I'd say Nole's backhands had 10-15% speed premium on Fed's backhands. Fed wins on variety but loses on power.
     
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    Do you really determine quality based on how hard they can hit it? Power is here or there, Federer can hit it plenty hard, maybe not as hard, but the gap between how hard the two of them can hit it is smaller than the gap between the amount of variety they can get out of it.
     
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    Incredible couple of slices there.
     
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    Power doesn't mean you win the point. Control and placement are more important than power. Knowing where to hit the ball trumps hitting the ball hard.
     
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    Nole was dominating that point until Fed hit an unbelievable winner. From the baseline, the two hander has more power, stability and accuracy. Fed is the GOAT, not the baseline GOAT.
     
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    Logically flawed statement. Federer is the GOAT, you say, but he is not the baseline GOAT. It begs the question, where the hell did the GOAThood come from? Federer is a baseliner. It could not be from his volleying, because he has not done that consistently in a slam for a while now and when he did used to do it, there were many players still on tour who were much better than him at it like Henman, Rafter, and Rafter. Federer's baseline game is phenomenal and one of the finest in history.
     
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    watch fed's footwork in that rally.
     
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    How can you dominate a point and lose it? :confused:

    What is "dominating a point" and why does it matter? Isn't who wins the point that matters?
     
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    i agree with what you previously wrote about nole having more power behind his backhands in the rally. however, he wasn't dominating the rally until he ran around the backhand to hit a forehand near the very end which i thought would force an error from federer. instead federer redirected nole's pace for a winner. so if he was ever truely dominating a point, it was brief.

    that being said, i still feel the most impressive thing in that rally were the three slices federer hit to keep nole at bay, two of which were hit incredibly well.
     
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    This rally shows how intelligently Roger used his backhand. He seemed to know always, at any given moment in light of his position along the baseline, precisely when and where where he ought to hit a defensive slice, and precisely where the slice needed to yield to a topspin drive--rarely have I seen such seamless decision making with respect to backhand shot selection.
    Truth be told, the most salient feature of that match to my eye was Roger's willingness to engage in cross court rallies without bailing out or going for it down the line, but letting Novak go for it first, and not just on the backhand but also on the forehand wing.
     
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