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A question

07-15-2004, 06:28 AM
I don't play tennis, so I am wondering about this. Whenever an opponent hits a ball to Roger's forehand and is up at the net, Roger always goes cross court, and about 90% of the time it ends up as a winner. For those who watched the match between him and Grosjean at this year's SF Wimbly would know what I mean.

Now, from a spectator point of view, after seeing him hit so many cross court winners, even I would expect it coming when I come up at the net, yet every time Roger just passes them.

Why is that? :scratch:

07-15-2004, 12:57 PM
i think they do expect it and they believe that they can block it. but they are surprised :eek: because rogi gets some new kinds of spin, speed and angle that they cannot have dreamed of! :)

07-15-2004, 03:40 PM
cos Rogi has such a strong FH -- it's one of his many strengths! I love watching it too!

07-15-2004, 05:00 PM
It's what most players do, and it makes the players playing him look bad.