Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by DunlopDood, Mar 21, 2012.
Monfy has a talent to create hillarious shots
lmao, this is great
Nice instinct by Raonic.....
I have been saying this for years - and doing it regularly in doubles - when you're about to get pwnd at the net you're often better off moving towards the opponent and holding your racquet out in front like Raonic did. You're not going to get hit very often and sometimes you even win the point. It always makes for a good laugh though.
(before someone likens it to a deliberate distraction I don't think moving in with your racquet out counts as distraction unless you dance/swave it around... )
If you play the tape in slow motion you can see that Raonic lost the point:
1. He sticks his racquet and hand almost up to the elbow over the net.
2. He touches the net after he hits the ball. That is why he was able to return it before Monfils knew what happened.
Heh heh. Nice, it's similar to badminton in this instance.
raonic just invented the tennis block shot
That was some scary ****...
I used to run at the player hitting the overhead with my racquet covering my face and my other hand hiding my sack. We used to win a lot of dead points that way.
His foot may have touched the net also. I have seen in one of the threads about crazy underspin where Nadal's opponent hit a shot that spun back over the net towards his side of the court after bouncing, and Nadal reached over the net and hit it down. the note on the video said it was a legal shot - so confused about this one, is it legal to reach over the net or not?
Of course, it's just practice so it doesn't matter in the end, I suppose.
If the ball bounces on your side and comes back, yes, you can reach over the net to hit it, as long as you don't hit the net.
But of course, you cannot hit the ball before it crosses the net to your side of the court.
I remember Goran did that in his last ever Wimbledon match against Hewitt.
That's what I thought. A "stuff" or block in VB. Though, he was over the net.
Well that is true, but anyways it was just a practice hightlight.
Definately nice reflex
thanks for clarifying that!
Let's celebrate the quick hands of Milos
on the say he beats Murray
the proof is in the pudding
... and SOLD
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