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Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

Doesn't have to be improvements, it can also be things you want to see Roger do more of.

I personally want him to serve and volley more, improve his volleys, and chip and charge more.
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

me too, more serve and volley and develop a stornger serve just in case of a emergency




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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

Not whine about Chartier court, serve and volley more on clay and improve his defensive play on court, he defends very well on the other surfaces, but not as well on clay.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

Agree George on the s/v more on clay and chip and charge on it too. I think he has a right to grip about Chariter Court since he keeps losing most of his matches on it. I just hope he can play all of his matches on it next year so he can get use to it. Forehand Volley.
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

Well, to his defense, when I saw him play on centre court, he really seems to slip a lot more than let's say Hamburg. He would be off balance after a serve, and stuff like that.
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Well, to his defense, when I saw him play on centre court, he really seems to slip a lot more than let's say Hamburg. He would be off balance after a serve, and stuff like that.
I am not going to defend him he has won matches on it before and the court is exactly the same for both players.

For one Roger should be better than in Hamburg, as it's a lot fasterand that benefits him even more.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I am not going to defend him he has won matches on it before and the court is exactly the same for both players.

For one Roger should be better than in Hamburg, as it's a lot fasterand that benefits him even more.
Yes, I agree. I expect he will spend more time on that court before RG this year (assuming the FFT let him, and I don't see why they wouldn't), so he can get used to it. Once he wins some matches on it, his confidence will grow.

He did serve and volley in Gstaad this year, where the surface is quite fast. Interesting though that he mostly did it when he was really tired, in order to make the points shorter. It worked fine; perhaps he can consider using it as a tactic on clay more often. Rome might be another good place to try it.

I hope the s/v tactics is something Tony has helped him with over the past couple of weeks. It will be interesting to see what he tries out in Doha.
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

I think he will be doing more S/V and coming to the net more in the rallies. He has been doing more of this post-wimbledon. This year was mostly built upon Rogi mastering the baseline so he could be number one. Now he is set out on balancing out the scale on the S/V side.
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George Rogi said in his RG interview that he was having a tough time getting the topspin on his shots. I do think it was mostly him slipping and sliding everywhere that threw him off and thus he lost confidence in being able to play his game.
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

I join those wanting to see more S/V, just for the beauty of it.
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

I'll take more serve and volley, also...I think he will at AO!
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

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Not whine about Chartier court, serve and volley more on clay and improve his defensive play on court, he defends very well on the other surfaces, but not as well on clay.
You read my mind.

Just to add specifically improve the forehand volley- a lot of the times when his opponenet is hitting a B/H (right-handed) DTL on the forehand volley Rogi sometimes nets those or swings those wide. He needs more security on that shot.

Also S&V from time to time but important to keep the right balance between doing it and staying back (unlike the USO 03 Nalbandian match where he S&Ved after almost every point and got punished time and again )
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Re: Which aspect would you like to see Roger improve?

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Not whine about Chartier court
I think big match experience is what is hurting Federer here. Once he plays a few more big matches on Chartier court, and wins them, he will have more confidence playing on it.

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