THAT Federer shot in Basel, 2002...

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  1. crazylevity

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    Don't know if any of you have seen this, but...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9-KlJ3tkZE&feature=related

    Many have seen that amazing Federer shot, but this clip shows the entire game. It wasn't just that amazing shot, it was a ridiculous return game that Federer played. Many can beat Roddick, that's true, but I think only Federer can make him look like a 4.0.
     
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  2. westside

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    It may have come up once or twice on this board.......
     
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  3. maximo

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    Fed wore some pretty small shorts back then..
     
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  4. crazylevity

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    hey Westside, I was wondering if it would be worth dropping by Melbourne Park sometime this week. Do you think the pros will be there practicing? I know Nadal and Blake are coming down this week...
     
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    Hard to say. If Nadal and Blake are there, then there is a good chance that they'll be practicing on Rod Laver Arena. There is a chance however that there will be players playing on some of the outside courts. Going towards the end of the week would be the best chance to see some of the pros hitting.

    Although i have never been down to Melbourne Park the week before the AO so i'm not entirely sure. Sorry, maybe someone else will know more than me.
     
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  6. vtmike

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    thts one of the best games I have ever seen!
     
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  7. JeMar

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    Nice game, I'd never seen the whole thing. I've wasted many points going for that overhead overhead return, but I can say I've hit it once. :)
     
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  8. RoddickAce

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    That was an incredible game, and Federer's rocket backhand return is something we don't see often these days.
     
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  9. veritech

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    thanks for the vid. great quality (compared to others) and great game.

    mix a bunch of unforced errors and careless strokes, then you have the federer of today.
     
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  10. tacou

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    oh c'monn who hasn't seen this? first time i think he hit "that" shot and personally my favorite Roger point, outside of the epic Lleyton point, even though he lost that one.
     
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  11. tacou

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    interesting; the first set went to a TB but was only 40minutes long, are the Basel courts super fast?
     
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  12. RestockingTues

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    The point with the chip lob was almost as good as the smash return :) That game blew my mind!
     
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  13. Breaker

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    They are very fast. During that time it was on carpet.
     
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  14. tacou

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    sweeet I wish it still was
     
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  15. Player 1

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    I believe he made a similar shot against djokovic in USOpen 08.
     
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    The overhead slice in the beginning of that video I mean

    (Is it normal that theres no edit button?)
     
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  17. EndLy

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    I've seen the shot many times haha but never the entire game.. great string of points federer was able to put together..

    and i think there's a certain amount of posts you must obtain before the edit button pops up for ya
     
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  18. Sentinel

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    Roddick *is* a 4.0 --- with a great serve.
     
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