Sneaky Petzschner exploits the 2-hander...

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  1. junk_baller

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibntOWU4dnM

    Watch the point starting at 4:10.

    I don't know if my observation is correct, but it seems on the penultimate shot of the rally that Djokovic couldn't help but telegraph his slice (since the takeback is obviously so different from his 2-handed topspin bh) - so as soon as he had begun the prep to hit the slice, Petzschner read it, rushed the net and volleyed - Djoker didn't know what hit him!!

    I'm not sure though - do you think that Petzschner was going to approach anyway (no matter what) and was just lucky he approached on a slice? Or he actually read the slice?

    Petzscher is an inventive player imo - it's nice to see the different things he brings to the table...
     
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    Good god.. If only I could do that..
     
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    He read it. His own slice was really low and short. He wasn't approaching off his own backhand, he charged the net after seeing Djokovic's preparing for his slice. As soon as he realized Djokovic had to reach for the ball, and was going to hit up, ran to the net and volleyed it.

    It was quite smart.
     
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    That forehand was beyond nasty. It was GROTESQUE!
     
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    I see Petzschner is playing Soderling in the first round. That could be a great match.
     
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    That's a pretty intense celebration from Djokovic for a 2nd round straight sets win :shock:
     
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    I think that could be a huge upset. Petz took Nadal to 5 sets last year.
     
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    Wait, so does Petzschner ever hit a topspin backhand? And how many hands does he use, if he ever does it? Lol.
     
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    Great match that was; could have won too but I think the occasion got the better of him and he just took the foot off the gas pedal enough for Nadal to come back and win
     
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    I was there and watched that match live.
     
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  13. roundiesee

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    Wow! I was watching live on TV and was pulling for him, but unfortunately he lost! :(
     
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    Petchzer or Djokovic??
     
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  15. Max G.

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    It is rare, but he does sometimes. I think he uses a two-hander.
     
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    He would've won if Nadal hadn't of cheated.
     
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  17. roundiesee

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    Yes, I completely forgot about that; was it for an injury time-out? Not sure if it was really genuine as Rafa looked ok throughout the match.

    Oh sorry; I thought you were talking about Petzschner Vs Nadal! :oops:
    I was pulling for Petzschner :(
     
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  18. :lol: Uh huh. And how did Nadal cheat exactly? Do tell! :lol:
     
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    I think the commentator made some really good observations ... ;)
     
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    Beautifully slow down the pace against the big guy and give himself a chance to win. Petzschner does have a decent 2-hand backhand but I guess he thinks it does not match up well against Djokovic. Give Djokovic credits that he steps in further later in the match to neutralize the slices. One of the match up really good to watch in today’s tennis.

    Petzschner is someone big guys does not want to see in the first round. The big guy probably still going to win but have to pay.
     
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    ummm..nadal cheated and took a time out..remember the massive thread?
     
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    I guess that is one way to look at it.
     
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    someone didn't watch the match. you shouldn't talk about things you know nothing about, but you're a ******* so i don't expect better.
     
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  26. Of course I watched the match. It seems some people think that taking an MTO for a hurting limb at the beginning of the fourth set amounts to "cheating". Pretty laughably insane, that.
     
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  27. Golden Retriever

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    How could he survive on the pro circuit with that backhand?? Living proof that all you need is a serve and a forehand to win.
     
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  28. Cup8489

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    he was giving djokovic a fight by moving it around with the slice.. he could beat any of us just using the slice. lol..
     
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  29. Golden Retriever

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    I think it proves that the tennis court is too small for trying to win by hitting winners. He just returns the ball slowly and deep giving himself the time to get back in neutral position and dares the other guy to hit a winner. Even Djokovic finds it hard to hit a winner against an opponent in neutral position.
     
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  30. Sadyv

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    That's why you come in on his slow, defensive slice and put it away.
     
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  31. Li Ching Yuen

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    Petzschner hit a much bigger forehand against Soderling the other day in the third set.
     
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