Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by sonicare, Dec 29, 2011.
cant win in front of his peeps
Didn't look like he made contact at the end though.
Same 1st serve % as usual
i would have defecated in my pants after the first one.
Thanks for sharing. Good stuff.
That is so great, shows how crazy hard it was to make it one time let alone twice in a row in only two attempts...
Assuming the Roger video was real. There is no proof it was - its a commercial designed to get lots of views.
Man, Murray never gets a break on these boards.
sorry for waking you up but federers commercial was a fake. besides this the easter bunny and santa clause are not real either!
i like murray very much
Is The Guy Sitting Between The Orange Chick And The White Shirt Guy Is ANDREW FLINTOFF??am I Right??
LOL! Good one.
Nice one and hilarious.
Andy should have gone for the bloke's nuts
It probably was real, but you don't know how many attempts it took.
Even the Maestro isn't perfect.
It wasn't a serve motion either, was more like a FH kind of shot.
It was fake!
Yes..it is indeed andrew flintoff
slander and lies!!!
Hilarious vid. Thanks to the OP.
Nobody in the UK would have minded James Corden taking one in the nuts, I promise.
Oh come on..james corden is hilarious and awesome.
Do you like Michael Mcintyre too? Oh dear, boy ...
I wouldn't worry about it, Andy!
At least you can do this
actually..no..lol. james is super awesome tho
I saw the whole show and I think he did flippin well considering the Gillette ad was pure advertising and fake!
You have to be pure opportunistic if you think this was a true reflection of Murray hitting a real 1% serve, like someone said, it looked like a bit of a forehand sorta shot.
Wouldn't see any other players doing this?!
You're right, it isn't real.
I remember them having Lampard try and kick a ball through 7 glass pannels, as there was a Ronaldo spoof of it.
They aren't real and are doctored, but it's funny seeing them try
Haha thanks op
Actually they said it was real, but they later took it back and said they faked it because of negative comments about putting a man's safety at risk.
I can't see the bottle-on-the-head trick being real, but I can definitely see Federer (or most any pro for that matter) making at least one through the sunroof of a car, like his Mercedes Benz viral video. Not enough to fill a car, perhaps, but one or two for sure.
Just watching this now, Corden's reaction when Murray starts warming up is hilarious! :lol:
And the mask makes him look like an even creepier sex addicted Hannibal Lecter...
Love it, Andy is such a cool guy, hope he wins something big this year.
Obviously Fed's trick show is a fake.. analysis below.
Most definitely was not real. Has anyone watched the Federer trick shot video in HD? Here's my simple analysis.
a) the room is a trick room with angled "walls" = distorting perspective.
b) notice the wide angle between Federer and the guy with the bottle + cameraman behind him. They are quite obviously far off to the side.
c) notice Federer's body alignment to other objects in the room, notice his gaze after making contact with the ball.
Clearly Federer's serving in large space between the guy with the bottle on his head and the group of men standing to Federer's right. He's serving down the middle. The ball blur trajectory effect was fixed in post-production.
I laughed so hard at that guy
I hope it's not real, but my guts is telling me that it was. I just don't see why they would risk bashing a man's face with a tennis ball just to show off Federer's insane skill... People have done crazier things though, like shooting arrow at an apple on a man's head.
However, I have no doubt that Federer is more than capable of doing this feat. Sampras could practically hit a small coin with the serve. I'm pretty sure a bottle is a much bigger target than a dime!!
What exactly is Federer's response when people ask him about the 'trick shot' video?
1) Watching Murray tighten up as others applauded Federer was golden. Boy that guy is the choker of chokers, even when it's all supposed to be fun.
2) Federer is Federer, he could have hit 3 in a row if his time wasn't so precious.
I remember someone posting here something about Federer not willing to say that his video was for real. So that is why I ask what Federer said.
If they would measure at what distance from the baseline Federer's serve was 6' approx. in height, it would probably only take a dozen or so tries to get the angle right. I'm not saying this was real.. they probably tied fish line to the bottle and pulled it off, but it could be done.
Pat Rafter had a go! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXCkiQgSkQQ
I remember someone posting he said in an interview that it wouldn't have been safe to do it for real; I can't guarantee that Federer actually said that though.
However, it's pretty obvious the Federer video was fake.
it was obviously fake. no one, least of all federer would risk hitting a guy in the eye and seriously injuring him for a commercial shoot. just imagine the bad press for everyone involved if something went wrong. no one would risk that period
Not really. The still just proves what we already know: he looks to the right on every serve and only looks at the impact point at the last second.
Besides, a much less gifted player has done a similar trick on ESPN.
Look at the photo and look at the distorted perspective due to the odd angles of the room. Federer's body positioning alone gives it away... his serve trajectory is nowhere near the guy with the bottle as he's standing far off to the side.
Maybe it's because I have experience with trick photography that this is overwhelmingly obvious from looking at it.
With a bow you have far more accuracy and control over the arrow's trajectory than a tennis ball being hit with a racquet. Serving a tennis ball isn't even comparable to archery in terms of precision possible by the best professionals.
Yeah, so am I, so are you. We are "capable". Federer's chances of striking the bottle would undoubtedly be higher than ours but even he'd likely have to try several times before success.
A) hitting a target placed on the ground (in the service box where serves always land anyway) is not the same as having a target set up in mid-air, especially on top of a person where an injury to the face is very high if you are slightly too low.
B) even Sampras wouldn't hit the coin every time... I'd say his chances were more 50/50.
It was fake, you can William Tell.
Wrong. Hope you were joking.
As do I. They would not have gone through all of the trouble (and time) of making everyone on set act like it was real in addition to all of the post-editing while leaving a glaring error. His serving position is just like it is in the practice video link I supplied.
There are equally compelling videos that support the notion that it was not fake.
People are split on it. Many believe it, and many believe he could do it but would not risk injuring someone.
I've seen him casually hit more impressive shots to the ball kids standing cross-court and against the wall...
The injury factor is greatly exaggerated. Losing an eye or sustaining a broken nose from a tennis ball would be a rare event. It's happened, but the cases are tiny relative to all of the uninjured players who've been hit in the face with a rubber ball over the years.
Note the reaction of the guy just to the right of the target person ( his left) in these two stills:
Open them in two windows and watch them in quick succession and watch his head. That's darn good acting and timing.
That was a great video. I dont know if the Fed clip was real or not, but it doesn't suprise me that Fed make everything like super easy.
Fed should just start playing his matches in a suit, this way he won't need to change before he hits the town for his dinner date.
Now that you've brought it up.....
the acting and timing is a bit off in your pics.
if the guy on the left of the group is doing a good job, the guy kneeling on the right is doing a horrrible job.
Not real and never was.
Ask yourself this, and listen to the beginning of the commercial having a random conversation about Hawkeye - "What I usually try to do is show them this trick I do because everybody asks me about it....."
Well, if it's something he does on a regular basis, why haven't we seen it before....?
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