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Old 11-12-2012, 01:45 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by TennisLovaLova View Post
^^ you're right
didnt see it that way until the replays I just watched
it's very efficient indeed

another thing ESPN commentators were talking about, is Federer stuborness when it comes to how and where he positions himself on the return of serve.
They say he should move away from the baseline and that he has to make the same adjustment Nadal made against him and that somehow was what changer in the way Nadal returned Fed's serve better the following years.
any ideas about this?
It something that's been annoying me for a while now. He stands really close to the baseline, which can be a good thing, but if you're making around 40% first serve returns, you might want to take a step back.

It's definitely the right thing to do on the second serve though, he doesn't want to get drawn into long baseline rallies too often.
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