What is your favourite Federer shot of all time?

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  1. Wangtang1

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    The W passing shot is the most clutch shot I've seen in my life.
    The guy was about to lose his Wimbledon crown after half a decade, to a guy who had recently destroyed him at RG.

    ...and he comes up with this impossible, perfect shot...
     
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    Match saving behind the back shot against Nalbandian in the semi finals of the French a few years ago.
     
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    Fed slice cc then fh dtl to break Nadal in set 5 of the 2007 Dumbledore final.

    Fed hitting a nutty no-look stretchalicious lob against Agassi - Dubai 2005.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't even mean to be funny. Good to be recognized however.
     
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    Inability to detect being made a fool of is a sure sign of mental muppetry.
     
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    Actually, I just played you like a puppet and you had no idea. You still have no idea....
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    Oh, you think you did all that?

    That's adorable...
     
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    Relax folks, ...
    On this occasion Aphex, you lost! :)

    nadallost2012 is a talented guise craftsman, you of all people should know this?:-?
     
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    I know, he's like a chess grandmaster...
    he plans 15 posts ahead with his subtle linguistic traps...

    I never saw it coming...
     
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    True dat... Sometimes it really is time to put on make-up and dress up bright. :lol:
     
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    The backhand passing shot was way more important and in my opinion a tough thing to do in a situation like that. Go Feds you legend!!
     
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    Imagine Federer winning that match against Rafa in W08. That shot would have been historic.
     
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    It would have been no different to Federer beating Nadal in 2007 Wimbledon, aka expected.
     
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    Uhm. No. He saved a matchpoint with an insane passing shot. Federer wasn't really that much expected to win Wimbledon anyway in 2008. He was the slight favourite maybe 55-45, the year before he came in with something like 75-25 imo. Huge differences between the years. Had Federer won that match the way Rafa won it, it'd meant a lot, and that backhand passing would have been a lot bigger than it looks today.
     
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    Fed was going for his 6 straight W title in that final.

    Fed's IO FH to save BP against Haas in the 3rd set of their 2009 RG match is still being remembered, even though Fed was a huge favorite. And that wasn't even on MP nor in the final.
     
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    It's ok. Most of us have favorite match points, like the last 8 that Djoker has closer Nadal out on.
     
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  20. monfed

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    It doesn't get better than this. Greatest shot in tennis history imo.
     
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    I'm with you on that one!

    In fact it's very hard to pick. The Roddick thing was ridiculous too....

    And then there's this...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UO9Yx8VQl9w
     
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    Exactly. That shot wasn't that special. But it's in my memory and will be for a long time, probably until Federer wins a second RG aka forever.
     
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    The fact it was a matchpoint meant nothing. I just liked the way Federer missed the ball. I'm not a pro tennis player, but not even I have done that.
     
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    rofl

    now theres some understanding of the game. take abow people..





    neways..
    incredibly hard to pick just 2.

    ill go with 2 that were already mentioned. the smash winner off roddicks smash at basel and the no look lob winner over andre in dubai.
     
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