Proof that Federer is not human

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  1. Ruuzo

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  2. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Haahahaa, and btw, that grip is quite quite western....
     
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    The Force is strong with this one.
     
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    It also would appear that he's got his new graphics package. Check out the next picture in which he's got a Tour 90 and he's pinging it with a new nCode.
     
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  5. perfmode

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    Roger Federer, of Switzerland, catches a ball with his racket

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  6. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    So he caught it when he was swinging hard (he must be, look at his face, racquet, and his flexed forearm), and the ball is still going really fast with the racquet out of it's way.
     
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    I didn't know he used such an extreme western grip. In the tennis magazine, it showed his forehand and it looked like he used a semi-western grip.
     
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    Wow, you guys amaze me with your stupidity.
     
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  9. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Perfmode, explain to me then how he is catching that ball...
     
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    Maybe he missed it completely :wink:
     
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    He miss hit the ball and the racquet twisted in is hand. He's human all right.
     
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    The ball comes in and hits the racquet at that angle. Then the racquet sends the ball directly down. Havent you ever stuck out your racquet like that to stop a ball that is coming from the other end of te court? I swear, you guys can be real noobs sometimes. Federer is only using that grip to catch the ball. The ball hits the racquet at that angle and it goes directly do the ground. The ball has just left his strings and is about to bounce on the ground. Is it really that difficult to comprehend?


    It's like this... only the angle is sharper.... noobs.


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    Wow, you guys really don't get it do you? Do you need Bungalo Bill do type a 2 page essay on the mechanics of stopping a ball.
     
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    http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=ny17905201940.french_open_ny179&prov=ap

    javascript:popupPrint('/source/CFW/details.aspx?iid=2913780&print=true');

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    javascript:popupPrint('/source/CFW/details.aspx?iid=2766186&print=true');

    Look at how blurred the racquet is... it's moving :shock: . Do you also swing forward as if you were hitting a forehand as you catch(deflect down) a ball? :D ...oh master. :lol:
     
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    Look at how blurred the background is... it's moving :shock:

    You idiot, the racquet is out of focus, just like the background.
     
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  15. Cigo

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    Check the edited links. The ball is simply appearing to be moving down when it's actually moving towards the net.
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    Ok I messed up lol. Those don't work.

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    Notice his "hand", that surely isn't human.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: The background is about 20 foot behind him and the camera is focused on him that's why it is out of-focus, so how can the racquet that is at max about a metre in front of him by sooo out of focus aswell!

    It's clearly moving, and very fast!

    Oh and yes i do sometimes stop the ball like that, and so i know exactly what your on about, but he is clearly not doing that!
     
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    That's exactly what he's doing. If you don't think he is doing that, what do you think he's doing? The caption explicitly says "catches the ball with his racquet."
     
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    "That's exactly what he's doing. If you don't think he is doing that, what do you think he's doing? The caption explicitly says "catches the ball with his racquet."

    He's hitting a forehand with a massive amount of topspin. If you don't think the ball can possibly go over the net with the racquet in that position then you don't really know how much spin the top pro's really generate. There have been a few pictures of other pros(Mauresmo and Arazi to name a few) making contact with the ball in recent issues of Tennis magazine and their racquet is also at that unbelievable angle. And no they were not trying to catch the ball in the middle of a point :) Just because some one working for Yahoo sports writes a caption for a tennis picture doesn't mean that it really what they are doing :roll: A lot of sports writers don't have a clue about tennis nor do they care to unfortunately.
     
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    OMFG READ THE CAPTION. HE IS CATCHING THE GODDAMN BALL AND STOPPING IT.
     
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    QUIT BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU READ!! CAPTIONS AREN'T ALWAYS RIGHT! :roll:
     
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    Captions are done by an editor not the photographer and therefore cannot be 100% accurate, they just comment whatever is in the picture not what is actually happening. Sometimes they even mix up players names. But it doesn't matter, it's a cool picture and it doesn't really matter what actually happened. Lets just forget about this.
     
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    Perf is absolutely right- you guys are absolutely amazing. Listen, anyone who's used a camera knows that you focus on an object at a certain level and things IN FRONT OF and BEHIND it are generally OUT OF FOCUS. Have you ever seen Roger hit a ball with that grip? Could he hit a ball more than ONCE with that grip before breaking his wrist? C'mon, are you guys SERIOUS?!
     
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    Like i said the background is about 20 foot behind him and is as much in focus as his racquet which is only a metre infront, if we're talking on this scale then his nose should be in focus and the back of his head blurred!

    You find me a picture where somebodys racquet is stationary but out of focus! :roll:

    The racquet isn't just blurred it appears stretched indicating that it is moving as the shutter was open and is in a different position from when the shutter opened to when the shutter closed, therefore the racquet was moving!

    Just think logically, do you really need to put that much effort into stopping a ball, does his forearm really need to be tensed that much, does he really need that slightly constipated look on his face, is he practising with 3kg balls!

    NO!

    He's hitting an inside out forehand with lots of topspin, you may be being deceived by the fact that the racquet head is at a funny angle and is above the ball, but he has already hit the shot, but because of the racquet speed these guys generate although the ball hasn't travelled that far Fed's follow through is already at that advanced stage! Look at the size of the ball relative to his racquet it is much too big to be directly underneath his racquet, it's already well on it's way towards the net!
     
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  25. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Whoever said the caption is done by an editor is right. I've seen comments on yahoo sports that are so wrong it's scary. Just look at Fed, he has to be hitting that ball. His left arm is obviously stretched, his forearm is at what looks like full flex, his hair is waving, his shirt is all cumpled and the like as if he is moving his body quickly.

    I'm still saying that he is hitting it. Look at those pics of Ferrero and the one of Fed that that guy posted. Ferrero's racquet is flat on some of those.
     
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    25 (now 26) posts for this "discussion" thread...wow.
     
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  28. TwistServe

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    That's a good point.. The ball is definitely closer to the camera than the racquet.
     
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  29. JohnThomas1

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    Nice argument guys lol. He seems to be hitting a shot. Look at the tension in the forearm muscles, and look at the tightness of his grip. You can also see his left arm tucking back behind him bent at the elbow. He seems to be standing bolt upright as in a shot too. His shirt shows he is practising so he;s probably trying some new space age funk shot knowing him lol. *Dodges bullets*
     
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  30. ps 6.0

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    Geez Perf, look at the blur pattern on the ball.... if Fed were actually 'catching' the ball, then the blur pattern would be up down, not right left. As further proof, look at the other snapshots of the strokes of Ferrero and Fed, no contest that they're hitting the ball, notice how the blurs are quite indicative of the actual direction of the ball. Now who's the noob?
     
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  31. That would be cool if a player has such loopy strokes so that after they make contact with the ball, their racket follows through and the ball with massive topspin imparted on it goes around the racket.
     
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    This thread has gone too far...
     
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    Perfect, just perfect gorth lol
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Oh i thought it might have done, now you've been totally blown out the water!

    We wouldn't have been bothered if you hadn't been such a prat in trying to state your argument!

    Cos it looks pretty stupid when you get prooved wrong!
     
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  38. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Perf, see that you and your ignorance were wrong this time?
     
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