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peRFection 07-07-2012 11:23 AM

Insane backhand hitting from Federer
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgA6IxJAB9A

TennisLovaLova 07-07-2012 11:33 AM

Vintage federer bh to the rescue

6-1 6-3 6-0 07-07-2012 11:36 AM

Nothing was insane about his backhand in that rally apart from the last stroke, which a lot of players would probably be able to hit. Djokovic's backhand was far stronger in that rally.

*Val* 07-07-2012 11:38 AM

perfectly tailored for grass court tennis

WhiskeyEE 07-07-2012 11:47 AM

So much for Fed's non-existent baseline game on grass courts.

zacinnc78 07-07-2012 11:50 AM

crushing backhands....pl say its his weakness.....nowaydays seems like his forehand can be more unstable than the backhand

also mirka looks ravishing lately

WhiskeyEE 07-07-2012 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by zacinnc78 (Post 6703478)
crushing backhands....pl say its his weakness.....nowaydays seems like his forehand can be more unstable than the backhand

also mirka looks ravishing lately

I noticed that too. She has definitely lost weight.

Omega_7000 07-07-2012 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 6703439)
Nothing was insane about his backhand in that rally apart from the last stroke, which a lot of players would probably be able to hit. Djokovic's backhand was far stronger in that rally.


WhiskeyEE 07-07-2012 12:01 PM


paulorenzo 07-07-2012 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 6703439)
Nothing was insane about his backhand in that rally apart from the last stroke, which a lot of players would probably be able to hit. Djokovic's backhand was far stronger in that rally.

did you see those slices? those slices were vintage federer. they kept djokovic at bay and unable to dominate the rally. also, that forehand from djokovic right before federer's winner wasn't an easy shot to return let alone change the direction of and go down the line.

aside from the slices, it wasn't federer's most exceptional backhand display, he's hit far more impressive winners, but his abillity to keep up with djokovic on that wing was crucial for the match.

RF_fan 07-07-2012 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 6703439)
Nothing was insane about his backhand in that rally apart from the last stroke, which a lot of players would probably be able to hit. Djokovic's backhand was far stronger in that rally.

Far stronger, yet not enough to win the point. Don't forget Djokovic uses 2 hands and 100 sq. in. frame which generates more power. How many players could return Djokovic's hard hit backhands using 1hbh and midsize frame?

Devilito 07-07-2012 12:33 PM

skip past the first minute of Djokobore's annoying ball bouncing

TennisLovaLova 07-07-2012 12:34 PM

Please stop feeding that troll. It turns every thread into schiBe

BreakPoint 07-07-2012 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 6703439)
Nothing was insane about his backhand in that rally apart from the last stroke, which a lot of players would probably be able to hit. Djokovic's backhand was far stronger in that rally.

If Djokovic's backhand was "far stronger" in that rally, why did he lose the point? :oops:

bjk 07-07-2012 01:45 PM

The troll has a point. I'd say Nole's backhands had 10-15% speed premium on Fed's backhands. Fed wins on variety but loses on power.

ibbi 07-07-2012 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by bjk (Post 6703783)
The troll has a point. I'd say Nole's backhands had 10-15% speed premium on Fed's backhands. Fed wins on variety but loses on power.

Do you really determine quality based on how hard they can hit it? Power is here or there, Federer can hit it plenty hard, maybe not as hard, but the gap between how hard the two of them can hit it is smaller than the gap between the amount of variety they can get out of it.

norbac 07-07-2012 02:02 PM

Incredible couple of slices there.

BreakPoint 07-07-2012 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by bjk (Post 6703783)
The troll has a point. I'd say Nole's backhands had 10-15% speed premium on Fed's backhands. Fed wins on variety but loses on power.

Power doesn't mean you win the point. Control and placement are more important than power. Knowing where to hit the ball trumps hitting the ball hard.

bjk 07-07-2012 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by BreakPoint (Post 6703841)
Power doesn't mean you win the point. Control and placement are more important than power. Knowing where to hit the ball trumps hitting the ball hard.

Nole was dominating that point until Fed hit an unbelievable winner. From the baseline, the two hander has more power, stability and accuracy. Fed is the GOAT, not the baseline GOAT.

Sid_Vicious 07-07-2012 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bjk (Post 6703876)
Nole was dominating that point until Fed hit an unbelievable winner. From the baseline, the two hander has more power, stability and accuracy. Fed is the GOAT, not the baseline GOAT.

Logically flawed statement. Federer is the GOAT, you say, but he is not the baseline GOAT. It begs the question, where the hell did the GOAThood come from? Federer is a baseliner. It could not be from his volleying, because he has not done that consistently in a slam for a while now and when he did used to do it, there were many players still on tour who were much better than him at it like Henman, Rafter, and Rafter. Federer's baseline game is phenomenal and one of the finest in history.


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