Federer patterns (in general and against specific players) 1. bh crosscourt slice that lands short and low near the corner of the service box. Used to bring an opponent whose playing well from the baseline into the net. Notice Hewitt did not come in. Rather he hit and retreated (good move on his part) 2. short and angled cross court bh passing shot when he’s deep behind his own baseline. Used against andy a lot. His primary shot then he’ll throw in a down the liner to totally demoralize you. does he tend to hit the harder approach shots down the line? 3. high slow passing shots to force andy to hit volleys he’s not comfortable with. 4. generally likes going for corners of service box on a medium short balls.