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Noticed something about Federer

FedFan_2007
04-25-2008, 05:52 PM
His drive backhand was really working today. Best I've seen it since the 2007 AO final. He was hitting it pretty fluidly and deep most of the time and inducing quite a few errors from Nalby. Very little slicing, which was due mostly to his lack of confidence in his drive backhand. Anyone else notice that Fed's backhand is BACK?

JimmyV
04-25-2008, 05:53 PM
It is still inferior to any top 100 players 2 handed backhand though.

Apemant
04-25-2008, 05:56 PM
His drive backhand was really working today. Best I've seen it since the 2007 AO final. He was hitting it pretty fluidly and deep most of the time and inducing quite a few errors from Nalby. Very little slicing, which was due mostly to his lack of confidence in his drive backhand. Anyone else notice that Fed's backhand is BACK?

Enough of the knee-jerk stuff. If he happens to lose to Joker tomorrow you're going to predict his doom again.


On a side note, yes his BH worked quite good today. At first I was :mad: at him allowing David to drag him into countless BH to BH rallies, but often he was able to hit it DTL and switch to the forehand, either inducing a FH error from David or an opportunity to blast his own forehand.

Manon
04-25-2008, 06:00 PM
Again about the borest man on Earth....

Seleshfan
04-25-2008, 06:00 PM
One thing that I've noticed about Federer is that he seems to miss a lot of running forehands now. When players get him stretched out to the forehand side, he's not able to come up with the magical shots he was once able to produce. I particularly love the short crosscourt angle he can do.

With that said, he did hit a nice running forehand up the line today.

bokehlicious
04-25-2008, 06:05 PM
Again about the borest man on Earth....

Thanks for sharing your opinion on Fed's bh :worship:

CyBorg
04-25-2008, 06:09 PM
Roger's going to be in peak form for Wimbledon and may even rev up his game enough to do some damage at RG. Genius doesn't just go away and it seems like Higueras has done some good things to his game.

This is very good news, but I wouldn't be surprised if a collective sigh of disappointment dominates this place tomorrow. Djokovic is playing at a high level and Roger has been known for following good efforts with bad ones with spring. He is still rusty.

Manon
04-25-2008, 06:11 PM
Thanks for sharing your opinion on Fed's bh :worship:

Don't mention it:angel:

RagingLamb
04-25-2008, 06:55 PM
Roger's going to be in peak form for Wimbledon and may even rev up his game enough to do some damage at RG. Genius doesn't just go away and it seems like Higueras has done some good things to his game.

This is very good news, but I wouldn't be surprised if a collective sigh of disappointment dominates this place tomorrow. Djokovic is playing at a high level and Roger has been known for following good efforts with bad ones with spring. He is still rusty.

based on this tournament though, wouldn't you agree that he gets better with every match? Granted I didn't see him against Monflis, I'd think it had to be better than the Hidalgo match, and not as good as todays.

Beforehand
04-25-2008, 07:17 PM
Has he started taking something off of the backhands, though, too? I feel like he's focusing more on getting them deep and in with some authority than he is on peppering them back, which sometimes he is wont to do.

peterparker
04-25-2008, 07:24 PM
One thing that I've noticed about Federer is that he seems to miss a lot of running forehands now. When players get him stretched out to the forehand side, he's not able to come up with the magical shots he was once able to produce. I particularly love the short crosscourt angle he can do.

With that said, he did hit a nice running forehand up the line today.

He has magical passing shots but his running forehand has been for a while, a defensive, how quickly can I get back into the center of the court shot. Once in a while he will hit a go for broke DTL running forehand, but this is pretty rare. He did hit some quite good ones (both DTL and crosscourt) today which was surprising to me as well. That might just be telling us more about the nalbandian forehand than anything else.

Fed. also got schooled in the running forehand contest in the AO sf against djokovic. He has some serious trouble hanging in there with the djoker when these rallies take off on the hard courts. His stop and hit the forehand at the same time usually results in a weak reply and the djoker cleans up with the next shot. Djoker now on the move is just far smoother and generates more pace without sacrificing depth. It will be interesting to see how this plays out on grass.

Interestingly, one of things that nadal also does to Fed. is that when Fed. jumps to his left to hit a forehand, nadal immediately cues up a cross-court flat backhand which Fed. has trouble tracking down. Watch for it, it's automatic in their encounters. In fact he rarely engages Fed. in backhand to forehand rallies unless the scenario I described above happens. Used to in the first couple of matches, but learned quickly not to. :)

Parker