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Absolutely agree with his thinking here. he may end up losing momentum and rhythm by skipping clay again this year. He got better and better round by round in Dubai, so let's hope he maintains the good rhythm throughout the year. I would love to see Roger winning Wimby & USO this year.

Well, some people here seem to think they know better than you, Federer, Luthi, Lubicic, etc.
 

jklos

Professional
Very unlikely. Fed was struggling to even hit past Delpo last year in those conditions, and Novak moves 10x better.

Novak will be fresh and ready to go. He's probably anxious to reclaim 2 of his best tournaments in IW & Miami.
He'll need a different strategy other than trying to blast through Novak on those slow courts. Maybe more shallow chips? Bring Novak into the net? Hit more central rather than the corners like Simon does? Just spit balling here.
 
He'll need a different strategy other than trying to blast through Novak on those slow courts. Maybe more shallow chips? Bring Novak into the net? Hit more central rather than the corners like Simon does? Just spit balling here.
Remember his strategy in Paris against Novak? He sliced him to death, especially on the ROS. These courts don't take slice as well and the ball sits up. I think he should simply play attacking tennis, as he did against him in Cincy 2015. Passivity isn't going to dent Novak's game.
 
Hey guys. This isn’t really a Federer news post but since I think many of his biggest supporters visit this thread, I might as well ask here.

I’m in the process of updating my video of Fed’s top 1000 best shots. If anyone got a suggestion for a shot to add on the list, I’d appreciate it. Mostly looking for shots that could fit into the top 300, so it has to be quite spectacular. I’ve obviously selected all the famous shots already, so it has to be something rare.
 

jklos

Professional
Remember his strategy in Paris against Novak? He sliced him to death, especially on the ROS. These courts don't take slice as well and the ball sits up. I think he should simply play attacking tennis, as he did against him in Cincy 2015. Passivity isn't going to dent Novak's game.
Yeah you're likely right. I just know Novak handles pace like no other. But Roger should probably stick to his game and see what happens.
 

Otacon

Hall of Fame
Hey guys. This isn’t really a Federer news post but since I think many of his biggest supporters visit this thread, I might as well ask here.

I’m in the process of updating my video of Fed’s top 1000 best shots. If anyone got a suggestion for a shot to add on the list, I’d appreciate it. Mostly looking for shots that could fit into the top 300, so it has to be quite spectacular. I’ve obviously selected all the famous shots already, so it has to be something rare.
You certainly know this shot but I love it !

 
Yeah you're likely right. I just know Novak handles pace like no other. But Roger should probably stick to his game and see what happens.
But what is going to be his game plan against Djokovic next time they meet? Super aggression like Cincy 2015 or the slicing he did (some think excessively) in Paris last October?
 
Hey guys. This isn’t really a Federer news post but since I think many of his biggest supporters visit this thread, I might as well ask here.

I’m in the process of updating my video of Fed’s top 1000 best shots. If anyone got a suggestion for a shot to add on the list, I’d appreciate it. Mostly looking for shots that could fit into the top 300, so it has to be quite spectacular. I’ve obviously selected all the famous shots already, so it has to be something rare.
I assume the around-the-post one is in (iirc v Kyrgios @ USO).
 
Yes but the ball travels faster because of the climate.
I've attended every single IW event (except two) dating back to when it was the Pilot Pen classic in the 1980's. I've almost never seen this in reality and Agassi and Fed have both discounted this fable. Here's a scientific explanation:

"One popular justification for the widespread belief that balls tend to fly further than normal at Indian Wells is the dry desert air.
There are two problems with such theories. Most importantly, they’re backwards. Contrary to common intuition, humid air is less dense than dry air, and therefore creates less drag on a ball. This is a consequence of the ideal gas law, which implies that at a given pressure and temperature, a given volume of any gas contains the same number of molecules. Dry air consists almost entirely of nitrogen molecules (N2, molecular weight 28) and oxygen molecules (O2, molecular weight 32). Diluting it with molecules of water vapor (H2O, molecular weight 18) makes it lighter." \https://fogmountaintennis.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/atmospheric/


In reality, the weather in IW varies tremendously from year to year or even day to day. It can be 96 degrees or 60 degrees. The weather this year looks to be much cooler than usual, with periods of rain and considerable cloudiness. That will slow conditions down even further.
 

Hitman

Bionic Poster
I've attended every single IW event (except two) dating back to when it was the Pilot Pen classic in the 1980's. I've almost never seen this in reality and Agassi and Fed have both discounted this fable. Here's a scientific explanation:

"One popular justification for the widespread belief that balls tend to fly further than normal at Indian Wells is the dry desert air.
There are two problems with such theories. Most importantly, they’re backwards. Contrary to common intuition, humid air is less dense than dry air, and therefore creates less drag on a ball. This is a consequence of the ideal gas law, which implies that at a given pressure and temperature, a given volume of any gas contains the same number of molecules. Dry air consists almost entirely of nitrogen molecules (N2, molecular weight 28) and oxygen molecules (O2, molecular weight 32). Diluting it with molecules of water vapor (H2O, molecular weight 18) makes it lighter." \https://fogmountaintennis.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/atmospheric/


In reality, the weather in IW varies tremendously from year to year or even day to day. It can be 96 degrees or 60 degrees. The weather this year looks to be much cooler than usual, with periods of rain and considerable cloudiness. That will slow conditions down even further.
Yes, you have a valid point. When I lived out in Orange County, I would go to IW most years, and agree with your statement, especially about the conditions changing throughout the day.
 

NBP

Hall of Fame
He'll need a different strategy other than trying to blast through Novak on those slow courts. Maybe more shallow chips? Bring Novak into the net? Hit more central rather than the corners like Simon does? Just spit balling here.
Worked for a set and a half in the 2014 final, got really close and lost in a final set breaker. Indian Wells is his best slow court becasue of the fact the ball flies through the thin air. Whether he can beat Djokovic remains to be seen but one can hope.
 
Just amazing! :) and I seem to remember Lacko playing quite well too, but even that wasn't enough to prevent himself from getting destroyed by Roger :)
 
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Unexpected level of play from Peter Gojowczyk in the 2nd set although Fed helped him with his first serve percentage.Overall Roger played pretty well considering it was his first match.The match vs Stan will be very interesting :)
 
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