You vs Federer!

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  1. maddogz32

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    same here

    maybe if he double faults a bunch
     
  2. Leelord337

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    haha great video, i bet he was a 3.0 though, a solid 4.5 player can at least get the return back at least every once in a while, i played a guy who was all serve once in 4.5s he looked like he fought UFC or something and was super muscular, he said he was clocked over 120mph, it was the fastest serve i've ever faced and i had a blast trying to get them back over, but overall this player in the vid really sucked and i think half of all of us here at tt can do better than that (btw w/that guy i played he won in a tight 3 setter after i saved 3 or 4 match pts in the 2nd set to win it in the breaker, he was this huge 'n rly muscular nigerian dude i was playing in a league)
     
  3. J011yroger

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    I played a set against a TW poster who said he was a 5.0 and came 2 doublefaults from golden setting him.

    Against Federer (Or any other top 20 player I guess), I think the over/under on me would be around 2 points.

    J
     
  4. Noveson

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    Hah I think you are either a bad judge of talent, or are severely underestimating a pros serve. Look at the forehand the guy hits at the end of the video, easy and hard, sure nothing special but telling me that guy is a 3.0 is ridiculous. I think you have zero concept of how good his serve is.
     
  5. ceberus

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    Apart from reality, he wouldn't have put his effort into the play, and I would be putting everything I had, so easily a couple of games, if he plays that long.
     
  6. shabby

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    ROFL. That is too funny!
     
  7. IvanisevicServe

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    I don't think I'd ever even touch his serve.

    He might net a few returns off my serve just because it would be so much slower than what he's used to facing...who knows.
     
  8. Harry_Wild

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    I think you need to make it clear to him that the game or set is competitive; not for fun or just casual.

    If that is clear to Roger that you want to have him play his best and he feel like playing a game or a set; you will not be able to return his serve since it will either be so fast that you cannot even block it back or if it a spin serve it will go so high, angled and move away fast so that you cannot even get contact with your racket. If you are serving; his returns will be so angled and/or fast; that you will be luck to get within 5 ft of it!

    I think in time you might get a 10 points in a 5 set match; but that do to him defaulting his serve and a off hit or two.
     
  9. Tennis_Monk

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    So what else are you expecting. Federer asks me for a hit and i say "Dude i am way out of your league. Go find someone else"?. Sorry but i am not doing that. I will play with him. Try my best. If my best doesnt win a single point, so be it-- i atleast tried {not to mention the bragging rights i enjoy of having played with Roger Federer}.

    The mentality of "I am going to lose anywayz why bother trying" isnt going to help. Atleast i dont feel that way. Whoever is on the otherside of the net doesnt matter. Go fight, try everything you can and see where it goes. So when some of posters indicated "attack BH" etc, in my opinion, they have some plan and are willing to fight it out.

    On paper , yes, I wouldnt win a single point against Federer. But in reality, it wont exactly be true.

    Dont believe me? I am ready for challenge. Go and try arrange a match between me and Federer.
     
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  10. 35ft6

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    ^ Maybe you should start a thread about positive thinking. This one is about how we would do against the person many consider to be the greatest tennis player who ever lived. Most people here can't even say they're one of the 20 best players their city has ever produced.

    I love reading the strategies though. Those posts are delusional but at least they're on topic.
     
  11. <3tennis!!!

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    go find a clue and get back to me
     
  12. Tennis_Monk

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    Mt. Everest was thought of as impossible to climb. Today 10,000 people climb it every year.

    How i would do against Federer. I will win a few points here and there. Federer is known to take it a notch down when he plays Exhibition matches and certainly against me because he knows i am not a pro (atleast not yet).
     
  13. Tennis_Monk

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    Thanks. I have enough clues but not giving them away .
     
  14. <3tennis!!!

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    sorry, but you will not win a few points 'here and there'. if you haven't yet, go see fed live. then you'll know what your up against. completely different world to watching on t.v
     
  15. pame

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    Recommended for quote of the year! :grin:
     
  16. President of Serve/Volley

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    Only chance we would have versus the GOAT is a net-cord shot.

    That's all.

    Imagine how hard is to hit Sampras's serve?
     
  17. albino smurf

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    I'd be happy with a point. Two would be outstanding.
     
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    I'm afraid you, me, and everyone on these boards would walk away unhappy then. :)
     
  19. albino smurf

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    Might scrounge up an ace out wide. Random aside, but I'd love to try to return a top ten pros serve.
     
  20. HoVa

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    i've beaten federer a couple of times already..

    heres a pic to prove it:







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  21. Tennis_Monk

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    Thats your opinion. I disagree.

    And just dont assume stuff. I know enough about Federer and how great he is and his game is. Been fortunate enough to watch a few pro's very very closely for a few weeks(and i may get another chance next year). I still stick to what i said earlier.
     
  22. Conquistador

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    Its the great Roger Federer. No one beats Federer on his A game. No one now--no one ever.
     
  23. President of Serve/Volley

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    Maybe Chuck Norris can. :lol:
     
  24. President of Serve/Volley

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    Seriously, I believe only one man can stop an A game Federer.... Marat Safin?
     
  25. Conquistador

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    No, even Federer has beaten the wall. He's bigger than the game.
     
  26. JeMar

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    Nadal and Safin have both taken down Federer at the top of his game.

    Safin did it at the Aussie Open, Nadal did it in Rome.
     
  27. Yenster

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    I would probally get one point, off a lucky mishit on the top of my frame which produces a wicked spin that curls back towards my side. =]
     
  28. pug

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    1 set - 24 points - I win 0.
    2 sets - 48 points - I maybe win 1 point with luck, pure luck.
    3 sets - 72 points - I am feeling good about my 1 out of 72 chances by pulling out all the stops within the rules of the game or RF making a mistake. Last time I checked he is still human, no?
     
  29. Raid

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    you are footfaulting
     
  30. hankash

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    Maybe I could get 1 point if I used dead tennis balls...and did not tell him before hand.
     
  31. nikdom

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    I watched Roger up close from behind the baseline at the USO in '06. He was supposed to play in Arthur Ashe but got moved to Armstrong because of delays. He was playing Spadea. I had spent all day that day watching tennis on the outer courts, just marveling at the level of play - I saw Gasquet, Robredo and a bunch of others and the consistency with which they hit absolute monster balls with accuracy was amazing. Gasquet was literally off his feet 2 ft in the air on every single shot. I even saw Nadal and Safin warm up for their match later that day. Nadal was chewing up this solid Asian kid who tried his mightiest to hit with power and Nadal was yo-yoing him like a rag doll.

    So back to Roger. Here I was after watching all these top pros just blowing my mind. But Roger was different. Even the sound emanating from his racquet was unlike any other player. It was soft "thunk" compared to the harder sounds of others. He moves like a frikkin cat on the court. Now that you can tell even watching on TV.

    What was most amazing to me watching him from behind the baseline was (and this perspective is completely different from watching on TV, where everything looks 'flattened' out) EVERY single groundstroke he hit looked like it was going to land out. He had all sorts of spin on the ball, side-spin, top spin, under spin and the occasional flat groundstroke.

    Spadea valiantly tried to serve and volley, come into the net on Roger's second serves, but Roger was like warming up against him. He seemed as relaxed and sure as the player's I had seen practicing earlier in the day. BTW those serves are extremely hard to read. The times he served from my end, I watched with a hawk eye to see if I could tell where he would go and had 0% success predicting correctly. Again, it wasn't the hardest serve I had seen all day but perhaps the most relaxed and accurate.

    So coming back to the original question here, I'm a 4.5 player who's been playing for a long time. I know many of you here are weekend warriors like me or worse. If Roger handles a pro like he's toying with them, and the pros can manhandle top college players, who would put any of us to shame, then Roger is many many orders of leagues above us. Don't fool yourself. Go watch the pros play.
     
  32. ttbrowne

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    You would not even be able to get your racket ON a return unless Roger let you. I hit with the #1 Div 1 college player and didn't touch a serve when he was hitting for serious. It's not how it looks on TV. Forget it.
     
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    Potentially 3 points at most.



    I think I might win one point if I could get into one rally throughout the entire match. Hit alot of moon balls to the backhand and he might just get careless.
     
  35. Knightmace

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    Nice post

    most people don't really know how good the pros are. I reckon the 800th in the world would still double bagel a 5.5
     
  36. edberg505

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    Not hardly!
     
  37. Knightmace

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    maybe not hardly but stil beat them
     

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