Observations on Fed with new frame

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  1. Nostradamus

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    It sucks ? Is this a proof that someone who is used to small sized head racket, can never change to much bigger size racket ?

    like 100 sq user can't go to 115 sp
    90 sq user can't go to 100 and so on
     
  2. BreakPoint

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    It means - you don't mess with the Zohan! :)
     
  3. MichaelChang

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    how many of you think Federer will stick with this 98 frame. so far the results are disappointing.
     
  4. Fiji

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    He should have switched earlier. Like in 2010.
     
  5. TennisLovaLova

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    These observations are all invalid since his back was injured since Hamburg 1/4 finals...
     
  6. BreakPoint

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    His back was also injured during the entire 2012 Wimbledon but he still won the tournament using his Tour 90.
     
  7. Bobby Jr

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    Toni Nadal. End of story.

    The guy had no tennis background to speak of and has had, arguably, some of the best results of all time.

    Many players have been coached through their best patches by ex-players who were nothing remotely special in their own pro careers. Agassi and Cahill, Federer and Lundgren, Becker and Gunther Bosch...

    In fact, the correlation between tennis greatness and ability to coach someone else to greatness is very, very thin. Being able to coach well at the top level is a rare skill in itself which is only moderately related to one's own tennis playing ability.
     
  8. TheNatural

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    98" clearly isn't big enough for the big Fed, he needs to take 6 months off to get used to a much bigger racquet or he needs to immediately switch back to his old racquet.
     
  9. NADALbULLS

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    You will have to wait a year to be sure of the results. Maybe he may never adapt. But he won't know until he's tried it for a full year.
     
  10. ksbh

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    Breakpoint, once again you're letting sentimentalism get in the way of practical knowwledge. I won't hold that against you though because most tennis fans are like that.

    Federer, in your own words, won playing S&V. Look what happened after that. He went on to become the greatest baseline basher in the sport. He went backwards. That's why he needs a good offensive coach.

     
  11. MichaelChang

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    nah, at 32 years of age, he doesn't have the time for a full year for "experiments", the next 12 month may well be the last 12 months of his pro tennis. I hope Federer finds his form and confidence back, regardless of what racket he plays.
     
  12. Dark Magician

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    Hey, not bad! Keep up it!
     
  13. TheNatural

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    With the 90 his frequent mishits and shanks would often land in unexpected awkward positions for his opponents, now with the big racquet his mishits and shanks more often land a few meters out of bounds or just pop up.
     

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