Shot of the tournament

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  1. Defcon

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  2. Jonnyf

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    eh the thing is censored BUT i think i know the one your on about. and it WAS AWESOME
     
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  3. ta11geese3

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    Geez love Fed's reaction =D
     
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  4. Defcon

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    Couple of things to note -

    1. every other player on the planet would've gone for the tweener
    2. the scary thing is Fed was actually aiming down the line
     
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  5. slice bh compliment

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    Love it. Fedi's improv skills are the greatest. Wonder what Daveed was thinking at the time....

    "D'accord, je suis up a set and a break against the about-to-be 3rd best claycourt player in the world. I just hit an okay drop and a good lob, Rogi's off balance behind the baseline, I'm ready to angle off this ball and get one step closer to a two set lead. One step at a time...animo!
    Ay cabron! WTF?!
    I feel pain in my a.......a...bdominal.
    Ah Dios mio, pleaseplease please do not let this be the turning point."
     
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  6. skip1969

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    i haven't seen all the shots of the tourney, but when i saw fed slap that ball down the line, i was like "SWEEEEET!"

    the cool part was when the lob went over him, he sort of ducked his head and started motoring, like, "oh, SNAP" . . . like, he wasn't expecting much (and neither was i). i should've known better.
     
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  7. armand

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    That shot was pretty good, but not spectacular. I was a million times more impressed with the drop he hit on the rise in the 2nd or 3rd set. I don't think I've ever seen that.
     
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  8. slice bh compliment

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    I agree on both counts. Subconsciously, that match point he blew vs Safin at the 05 Oz Open may have had something to do with the choice to not go between the legs. All in a flash.
     
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  9. skip1969

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    EXACTLY. he's definitely smarter than the average bear!
     
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  10. skip1969

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    HAHAHA! too funny. :D
     
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    Another one for the "Federer Fun House".
     
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  12. ta11geese3

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    Seriously, if I ever hit a great shot, I'm going to raise my hand and point a finger at the sky too (and look unfortunately not as cool)
     
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  13. Rob the Tennis Player

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    is this on youtube. the link isnt working for me?
     
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  14. Rhino

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    yeah me too, can anyone upload it...?
     
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  15. vicnan

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    Did you the remove the "XX"?
     
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  16. Rhino

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    haha, no, but thanks I didn't read the original post properly! :neutral:
     
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  17. sureshs

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    Link not working (with XX removed)
     
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  18. Defcon

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    Link is still good, but I've put it on youtube too. Check the orig post.
     
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  19. sureshs

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    Thanks. Fantastic shot.
     
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  20. raftermania

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    Thanks for the clip, pretty disgusting. But does anybody have the slow motion, close up replay??
     
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  21. dmastous

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    It's sick. I just don't know how he does it.
    If I could have gotten back to that lob, I would have probably just got back and tired to flick it back on with a backhand.
    But no.
    He runs back and does his best ice skating imitation. He slides and while sliding turns in perfect balance and hits an underspin forhand down the line.
    Absolutely sick.:shock:
     
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  22. FedererUberAlles

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    You know it's good when Fed celebrates his own shot.
     
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  23. doriancito

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    that was not a lucky shot, that was just a show so make the ball pass, i bet fed did not think it was oing to become a winner, but the ball got really hooked into the strings and the frame which gave it awesome speed and spin
     
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    Go to the RG Official site and watch Day 13 highlights. There is a close-up in slow motion there.
     
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  25. superman1

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    He hit like 6 winners in a row at that stage. It was unbelievable. That's the frustrating thing about Federer; he can either play really awful tennis, or he can create magic out there.
     
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    That shot was unbelievable. Absolutely incredible.
     
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  28. Viper

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    It was kewl the first time, but the 234234234 time was lame.
     
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  29. tpduke112

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    lol, thats about how I feel.
     
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  30. Chadwixx

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    One of the best shots i have seen.

    I thought that forhand slice crosscourt was pretty nice as well. I didnt think he would touch and he hit a winner.
     
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  32. slice bh compliment

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    It would not matter if Andy did that shot twice in a row, twice as well, twice as close to the line and twice as hard. He'd get ragged for trying it and ragged for looking less than graceful. Ragged Andy.
     
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    No way Roddick makes that shot if the draw wasn't rigged in his favor!
     
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  34. I like the "no look" shot at the Aussie.

    That's totally what I do in that position all the time. [snort]
     
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  35. shawn1122

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    The shot he hit after running all the way back looks better than most of the forehands he hits nowadays.
     
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