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Super defensive ability

I don't want to get flamed, so this is a really really serious thread! What I've only noticed recently is that the players who give Federer the most trouble are the best at defense against his big forehands and serves.

Nadal
Djokovic
Monfils

One thing they all have is incredible lower body flexiblity to do a defensive split with 2-handed backhand. How many times did Nadal burn Federer at French Open and Wimbly finals with this move?
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Federer is a pretty good defender himself.

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I don't want to get flamed, so this is a really really serious thread! What I've only noticed recently is that the players who give Federer the most trouble are the best at defense against his big forehands and serves.

Nadal
Djokovic
Monfils

One thing they all have is incredible lower body flexiblity to do a defensive split with 2-handed backhand. How many times did Nadal burn Federer at French Open and Wimbly finals with this move?
There's a pretty obvious omission from that list. Do I even have to say it?

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There's a pretty obvious omission from that list. Do I even have to say it?
never in doubt, but I do agree.

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never in doubt, but I do agree.
I'd also add Simon and an on form Canas to that list.

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Re: Super defensive ability

defensive ability:

Roger
Rafa
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Simon

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Karlovic, Blake and Roddick have beaten Federer in the last year who are also renowned for their awesome defensive capabilities.
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defensive ability:

Roger
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Djoker
Muzza
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thats pretty much in order

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Karlovic, Blake and Roddick have beaten Federer in the last year who are also renowned for their awesome defensive capabilities.
yeah, that's because their attacking ability is quite lacking sometimes, specially on Karlovic and Black, not that much on Roddick

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Since when has monfils given federer any trouble? He's only won one set off him!!
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Since when has monfils given federer any trouble? He's only won one set off him!!
That's true. Perhaps the OP is thinking of some other player...
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Perhaps the OP is thinking of some other player...
Or perhaps the OP is a troll that doesn't know what he's talking about. Hmmm....

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Since when has monfils given federer any trouble? He's only won one set off him!!
I think if you look at their history all the sets have been rather close, given one or two. I think what the OP was trying to say is these guys have the tools to give Federer trouble and make him word harder than usual.
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Since when has monfils given federer any trouble? He's only won one set off him!!
wow you have actually read through the first post

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That's true. Perhaps the OP is thinking of some other player...
the OP, that sounds too glorious for...him.

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