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Serve 1 11.11%
Return of Serve 1 11.11%
Forehand 2 22.22%
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Volley 0 0%
Footwork 2 22.22%
Mental Toughness 3 33.33%
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What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

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What is Federer's Single Greatest Strength?

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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

Return of serve/ not having weaknesses.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.


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Re: What is Federer's Single Greatest Strength?

I'd say his Swiss Army variety.
Because he has so much variety, compared to the rest of the tour, he doesn't need to be the best at anything.

But if you must, I guess his forehand.
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Couldn't agree more with Dr. Jules. Federer's return of serve is what separates him from everyone. Though not necessarily the most powerful, he returns anything and everything!
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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

Easy. His forehand.
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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

But aside from his forehand:

His footwork is impecable
His has great movement
He is able to play great defensively
He is great shotmaker
He has a very good first serve
He has an even better second serve
He has a very good return game
His backhand has a lot of variety
He has a decent volley
He has an uncanny ability to play well during big points
He is one of the most mentally tough players on tour
And is tactically the smartest player on tour

But again, his forehand is probably the best ever in tennis history, if not definitely one of.

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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

Against the big servers, there is no question that his ROS does the biggest damage, it neutralizes their biggest weapons and leaves them in bad shape.
Otherwise I would say brainpower is his biggest weapon --he knows how to play each different player to make life bad for them
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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

Damnit, I've had enough of the Federer worship threads. Okay, we know he's great, but there's no need to marvel at the very ground he walks on every time he wins a grand slam. Count how many threads have come out about him in the space of a day and you''ll see what I mean.
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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

His charisma.
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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

His ability to attract infatuated :retard:s.

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Against the big servers, there is no question that his ROS does the biggest damage, it neutralizes their biggest weapons and leaves them in bad shape.
Otherwise I would say brainpower is his biggest weapon --he knows how to play each different player to make life bad for them
Except against Nadal at the '06 FO, where he decided to play 5 feet behind the baseline. What a brain fart that was.
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Re: What is Federer's Greatest Strength?

Not for the Nadal fans.
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