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A Free Lesson With: Novak Djokovic

Johnny Groove
02-03-2012, 11:44 PM
This was done a few years ago, and I think he does a very good job of instructing here.

The John McEnroe imitation at the end icings the cake. :yeah:

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ballbasher101
02-04-2012, 12:35 AM
Don't know why people hated the impressions. I liked them. Good video. Funny to see him talk about volleying because he only comes to the net to shake hands at the end :haha:.

leng jai
02-04-2012, 12:57 AM
I think the most important point we can gather from this video is that Nole was too much of a pussy to play with a single handed backhand.

Ajde.

ballbasher101
02-04-2012, 01:33 AM
I think the most important point we can gather from this video is that Nole was too much of a pussy to play with a single handed backhand.

Ajde.


I doubt he would be able to defeat Nadal with a single handed backhand. Nadal eats single handers for breakfast. I prefer the single hander myself. It is a beautiful shot.

Pirata.
02-04-2012, 02:25 AM
Novak is really intelligent, he explained himself really well. I know it's tennis language and all, but he sounded confident without having to really stop and think about what he was saying.

Looner
02-04-2012, 02:56 AM
Excellent video, especially for beginners and young kids who are just learning the sport now.

It's good they shot this video when he was #4 in the world in 2007, otherwise nowadays instead of an 8-minute video, you'd just get 8 seconds of Novak saying 'I'll have to keep this a secret' like when he's asked for specifics on his training regime :o.

fast_clay
02-04-2012, 04:05 AM
has a deep fear about the one hander by the looks

Yolita
02-04-2012, 04:09 AM
I loved his Adidas outfits.

NID
02-04-2012, 08:28 AM
:spit: Djoko teaching kids how to hit overhead...

Time Violation
02-04-2012, 10:25 AM
:spit: Djoko teaching kids how to hit overhead...

Well, knowing what to do is one thing, executing another... :p

fmolinari2005
02-04-2012, 02:33 PM
You gotta smile when he says he changed from the one hander to the two hander because he was getting tired of getting bullied around by players hitting to his backhand. How things have changed ... from getting frustrated by people playing to his backhand now he is frustrating players that make a living of exploring other player's backhand.

He is really one clever guy. This is a good video. Nadal has a similar, but more extensive, "How to play" tennis video series:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiKwaCdlMrI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWv5KoX2ko0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btYc-ILFYNE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWltgt5uuyA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQoZmGegy8U&feature=related

I won't list all videos. Anyone interested can follow the links!

Kat_YYZ
02-04-2012, 11:57 PM
So young and full of gluten :awww:

bouncer7
02-05-2012, 12:06 AM
So young and full of gluten :awww:

LOL

ballbasher101
02-05-2012, 12:11 AM
You gotta smile when he says he changed from the one hander to the two hander because he was getting tired of getting bullied around by players hitting to his backhand. How things have changed ... from getting frustrated by people playing to his backhand now he is frustrating players that make a living of exploring other player's backhand.

He is really one clever guy. This is a good video. Nadal has a similar, but more extensive, "How to play" tennis video series:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiKwaCdlMrI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWv5KoX2ko0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btYc-ILFYNE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWltgt5uuyA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQoZmGegy8U&feature=related

I won't list all videos. Anyone interested can follow the links!


Don Toni and Nadal shaping the tennis stars of tomorrow :scared:.

Branimir
02-05-2012, 12:43 AM
So young and full of gluten :awww:

Hahahahahahahaahahahahahaahahahahahahaha

tektonac
02-05-2012, 12:45 AM
that's old stuff. nole should give another lesson. oh, wait, he just did!

rutinos harcos
02-05-2012, 04:40 PM
I think the most important point we can gather from this video is that Nole was too much of a pussy to play with a single handed backhand.

Ajde.

STFU and change that flag already,you're embarrassing it.

rutinos harcos
02-05-2012, 04:42 PM
that's old stuff. nole should give another lesson. oh, wait, he just did!

Yep.And the beauty of it is, he's gonna continue doing that.

xdrewitdajx
02-05-2012, 06:03 PM
Excellent video, especially for beginners and young kids who are just learning the sport now.

It's good they shot this video when he was #4 in the world in 2007, otherwise nowadays instead of an 8-minute video, you'd just get 8 seconds of Novak saying 'I'll have to keep this a secret' like when he's asked for specifics on his training regime :o.

it seemed more like 2nd half 2009ish to me (he dropped down to #4 for a while, around the time Murray got to #2)

but maybe i'm wrong

Time Violation
02-05-2012, 06:42 PM
it seemed more like 2nd half 2009ish to me (he dropped down to #4 for a while, around the time Murray got to #2)

but maybe i'm wrong

You're right, the upload date is Sep. 2009 :)

Deathless Mortal
02-05-2012, 08:05 PM
So young and full of gluten :awww:

:haha:

Looner
02-05-2012, 09:10 PM
You're right, the upload date is Sep. 2009 :)

Good spot that. Can't believe Murray was ranked ahead of him.

Time Violation
02-05-2012, 09:16 PM
Good spot that. Can't believe Murray was ranked ahead of him.

Well, it was Nole's bad year and he still didn't sink lower than 4th place, it means something :)

HKz
02-05-2012, 11:56 PM
I doubt he would be able to defeat Nadal with a single handed backhand. Nadal eats single handers for breakfast. I prefer the single hander myself. It is a beautiful shot.

That is a bit untrue. Nadal destroys players with less extreme one-handed backhand grips like Federer who are much more suited for lower balls/faster courts. You think Nadal would eat Guga's backhand who has a much more extreme grip suited for taking high balls on the backhand? Completely doubt that. Just look at Nadal against players such as Gaudio amd Wawrinka who both have fantastic one-handed backhands for clay. Gaudio has a head to head record of 3:3 against Nadal. Wawrinka has never beaten Nadal, but I can confidently say that it isn't his one-handed backhand that has caused him to lose all his matches.

In terms of the video, it is quite old. Seen it a long time ago.

Well, it was Nole's bad year and he still didn't sink lower than 4th place, it means something :)

He wasn't that bad. He had a very good clay season. The only real hiccup was at the French Open.