Stringsnappers treat #2

StringSnapper

Hall of Fame
Thought some of you tennis purists might appreciate this somewhat novel view, Federer vs Tsitsipas hopman cup 2019. Unbelievable match, we were spoiled. Super aggressive tennis, no breaks on serve the whole match. Tsitsipas is the real deal - i think he will win grandslams. In fact, i wish Federer to coach him when he retires. He's got such a similar game. Tsitsipas has an extra 20km on the serve too, but was less composed and slightly worse aim on the serve. His topspin backhand is better and more natural than Feds IMO though.

This is just the first set, i had to put the phone away and enjoy the second without it. Feds backhand was back.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
Thanks for posting! Good to see the side view of how some of these points played.

What a great match. Shame about the tweener lop in 2nd set.
 

FiReFTW

Legend
Great angle!

Serves look very fast and hard to defend.

What suprized me most is their groundstrokes, very rarely do they really unload and crush them.
They seem to really put emphasis in spin and precision more, specially when they are aiming near the lines, really put alot of spin and hitting targets precisely and building the point, instead of just crushing the balls.. even at their extremely high level of tennis.
 

StringSnapper

Hall of Fame
Great angle!

Serves look very fast and hard to defend.

What suprized me most is their groundstrokes, very rarely do they really unload and crush them.
They seem to really put emphasis in spin and precision more, specially when they are aiming near the lines, really put alot of spin and hitting targets precisely and building the point, instead of just crushing the balls.. even at their extremely high level of tennis.
they're actually hitting fairly hard IMO, but yeah no "crushing" aka a kygrious laser beam, however they are striking hard enough that if the opponent is out of position... it will be a winner. if theres a net cord and they hit it where the opponent isnt, it will be a winner.

i think they both have very compact swings and hit on the rise well, so if the ball goes anywhere near them they will flick it back over (so the risk benefit of a laser beam is low since theyre hard to aim and make high UFE). tsitsipas is 6"4 and runs well, and federer has deceptively good movement, anticipation and on the rise ability. and moves very well in short points. that could be another reason why it doesnt appear theyre crushing balls
 
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