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Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

Is he nervous or something? Since the AO and last year at the start of matches he shanks the FH and BH and is obviously not moving well in the beginning due to poor footwork, and sometimes shanks the volleys due to 'laziness' in his movement. I guess its due to nervousness. But when the real Fed wakes up he's just a pure well oiled machine! Put the grease on, and he's perfect.
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

i'm worried he will shank his backhand too much against Nadal Tomorrow
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

well, that will have to be in a practice session, because Roger and Nadal don't play until Sunday.
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

it is saturday in my time..tomorrow is sunday for me, match on tomorrow (my time)
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

I think it's partly nerves, but I"ve also noticed that he tends to shank a ton of shots in windy conditions. It always seems like he plays a bit off when it's windy... maybe his swings have very little room for error.
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

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it is saturday in my time..tomorrow is sunday for me, match on tomorrow (my time)
oh yeah. won't the final be on sunday night-early monday morning?
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

Nerves and the wind. One of the major reasons Federer is the player he is, is his incredible footwork and timing. When that part of his game is not 100%, he goes shanking. The conditions can affect his footwork and timing so can his nerves. In the future, age will come into play so you can expect more shanking as the years go by...
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

but when real roger wakes up he goes wayy beyond shanking

after about midway second set he stops shanking or does very low UE's , plenty of winners!
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

Federer always shanks. It is strage for such a great player but whether he's on or of form he shanks the ball.

Champions deserve whatever they win playing within the laws of the game
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

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Nerves and the wind. One of the major reasons Federer is the player he is, is his incredible footwork and timing. When that part of his game is not 100%, he goes shanking. The conditions can affect his footwork and timing so can his nerves. In the future, age will come into play so you can expect more shanking as the years go by...
True. He shanks more when it's windy or when he's nervous out there. Both timing and footwork are less accurate.
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Re: Federer's 'Shanked' FHs and BHs - Nervousness?

Roger was clearly nervous yesterday. And the pressure will only rise for tomorrow.

Hopefully he will step up mentally otherwise he won't stand much chance.
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