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Old 01-17-2013, 03:26 AM   #15
Bobby Jr
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Tomic was standing 5 meters behind the baseline to return the second serve of Brands. Try that against Federer and see what happens.

Also - Brands' poor returning flattered the Tomic serve big time - he used the guess which way approach most of the time which meant he guessed wrong a lot.

Federer was Ok vs Davydenko but a little unspectacular. He did what he needed to against an opponent who can make almost anyone self-destruct. In some ways Davydenko's ability to change the direction of the ball will have been good practice for Federer since Tomic does it too - just with less power than Davydenko most of the time.
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