Roger Federer’s training video before he was famous

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    It's so to make sure he lands in front of the stool, and not back on the stool after he hit the serve.

    Remember, he grew up serving and volleying before the ATP decided to slow EVERYTHING down.
     
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    ^ The step/platform would tend to limit his movement prior to taking off (leaving the ground). Not sure if that is the intention of the exercise. There is undoubtely a plyometric aspect to serving from the step platform. In plyometrics exercises, athletes often step or jump from a box followed immediately by a sprint. In this case, Roger lands after his serve jump and then immediately runs forward, split steps and moves again. All-in-all a pretty good way to develop foot speed/leg power.
     
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    I don't think the ATP was solely to blame.




     
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    Love this, thanks for posting!
     
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    I'm also thinking that the step may be used to shorten the reaction time from the return. Since he's higher up, it'll take longer for him to get down and then hit his first shot following his opponent's return. This added height might force him to split step and prep for his first shot faster. :confused:
     
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    Federer is also jumping off the step when he is practicing returns, as it is apparently easier to return when you are are in the air and have the momentum going forward...

    Not sure why he is jumping off the step on the serve... It could be for the same reason above or practice against foot faulting.


    Some coaches also have players serve while standing in a box. This forces them to keep their balance and have a accurate toss.
    The step might be serving the same purpose here.
     
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