Is Federer's secret taking the ball on the rise?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Golden Retriever, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Golden Retriever

    Golden Retriever Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2004
    Is the reason why he is so good is that he takes the ball on the rise better and faster than anybody else? Also, is that why he can't handle Nadal's topspin because it is impossible to take that kind of spin on the rise with a 1HBH without shanking a lot?
  2. Max G.

    Max G. Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    Yes, it is one of the many things that make him good.

    It's not like he has some 'secret' that everyone else doesn't know which makes him good. He's just good. He takes the ball on the rise, he hits it hard and with a lot of spin, he's quick on his feet and has good defense.
  3. bdog

    bdog Rookie

    Apr 5, 2005
    It has been said before and I agree. If Nadal was not a lefty, this conversation would not be taking place.

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