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  1. ShcMad

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    I just found this on the web... I'm not sure if any of you saw it, but I thought it was interesting to see Safin hit a one-hander. Sorry if it's something that was discussed
     
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  2. Grigollif1

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    Looks like he has very good form in the One handed. So much talk about what Federer would be like with a 2 handed, how would Safin measured up with a one handed? With those lenghty arms he problably able to generate a lot of pace...
     
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  3. LN_Dad

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    Who was he playing? Was it a qualifier who had no chance to get a set off of him so he decided to do some experimenting to keep the match interesting?
     
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  4. arosen

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    Huh, this is a very interesting find, Dig. Why the heck would he try and hit a one hander? Was it a warm up or exhibition?
     
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  5. armand

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    Sometimes players will hit a one hander. I've seen Bjorkman, Serena and Martina Higgins all try one handers when they had to.
     
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  6. Tennis_Nickmo

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    You would expect to see pro's with good technique on all shots, even if they don't play normally with them. Strange to see him practice it in what looks like a match situation though.
     
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  7. ShcMad

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    Supposedly, it was at Wimbledon (I don't know what year) against this guy (I don't recognize him):

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    Also, you can see the Rog doing a warm-up here, and he hits a two-hander at the very beginning of the video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NerzTwxbAiA
     
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  8. Brettolius

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    It was a warmup session, discussed last year, Wimbledon.
     
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  9. prostaff1

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    On the left is Dmitry Tursunov...
     
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  10. Grigollif1

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    Looks like Dmitry Tursunov...
     
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  11. jackson vile

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    I don't mean to cause trouble but that does not look like a PC600 mold, it looks to wide for that, the PC600 is actually a narow racket.
     
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  12. armand

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    I think it just looks that way because the view is not straight on.
    If I look at my PC600 from that angle, it looks the same.
    Trouble maker!
     
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  13. Feña14

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    Yes it was Tursunov and was at Wimbledon in 2004, where Tursunov beat him in possibly the first round? and Safin said he would never come back to Wimbledon :)
     
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