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What is/was your favourite Federer trick shot?

Sjengster
12-20-2004, 06:41 PM
You know the ones I mean - amazing shots like the half-volley he played against Roddick to win the second set of their Wimbledon semi last year, or the curled pass that he hit on matchpoint to win that crucial encounter with Agassi at the TMC. Those were both on big, important points, but my personal favourite was against Blake at the US Open last year.

Federer was two sets to love up, serving in the first game of the third at 15-15, and Blake chip-charged the second serve, got a floating reply and hit a good, high backhand volley towards the sideline. The crowd were already starting to cheer... and then Federer eased across to the ball and hooked it back cross-court over the net at a ridiculous angle. Blake dropped his racket in despair as he watched the ball go past him, and Federer just smiled faintly. That basically summed up the match in microcosm.

RogiFan88
12-20-2004, 09:48 PM
Wasn't there a sort of trick shot that Rogi did when he played Gaston at the TMCHouston?? Just before he won the point for the game and they did a high-5 at the changeover... must watch it again to verify... I'm sure someone here knows what I'm on about!

Sjengst, you're not contributing to our "We love Rogi chat and chocolate" thread??

RonE
12-20-2004, 09:55 PM
The way his opponents come in to the net and hit a hard paced shot to his backhand thinking the got him but then keeping the racquet head in front and with a subtle flick of the wrist guides the ball past them to their utter astonishment.

federer_roar
12-21-2004, 12:05 AM
Wasn't there a sort of trick shot that Rogi did when he played Gaston at the TMCHouston?? Just before he won the point for the game and they did a high-5 at the changeover... must watch it again to verify... I'm sure someone here knows what I'm on about!

Sjengst, you're not contributing to our "We love Rogi chat and chocolate" thread??

Yeah I remember that one. It's a dropshot smash. Not sure whether it's a mishit though.

RogiFan88
12-21-2004, 12:40 AM
Yes, it could have been a mishit... whatever it was, it made both Rogi and Gaston laugh -- it was cute to see them doing the high-5 tho... a nice mutual gesture!

Love that avatar... I've seen that pic before fr DC and I'm dying to know what Rogi was making a face about!!

Mrs. B
12-21-2004, 12:25 PM
Roger played Roddick in Basel, 2002. Roddick goes to the net, smashes a ball to the corner of the baseline, Roger was there and took the ball that bounced high and smashed it back to the court! Roddick had an unbelieving look whilst shaking his head and Roger smiles at him! :lol: wahnsinn!

avocadoe
12-21-2004, 12:38 PM
And those impossible short angled forehands from the center of the court,You think he will do an inside out from that position but doesn't) where the angle is so acute. Its the same effect as a way out wide serve in the deuce court that is ridiculously short in the court and tailing away.

Purple Rainbow
12-21-2004, 12:50 PM
Yeah I remember that one. It's a dropshot smash. Not sure whether it's a mishit though.

Hey, i was thinking about the same shot!! With every other player, I would have called it a lucky mishit, but with Rogi, I just don't know. :)

Another shot came to mind. Federer was playing Karlovic at Wimbledon. Karlovic was serving, it was a very fast kick serve, but Federer managed a sliced backhand which crossed before Karlovic, who came running towards the net.
It was a great return winner.

ae wowww
12-21-2004, 01:47 PM
I demand pics of trick shots :D

MissMoJo
12-21-2004, 02:18 PM
I'm not sure what it's called, i'll call it a drop shot from behind the baseline. It was against agassi at the USO semis, does anyone else know what i'm talking about?

ae wowww
12-21-2004, 02:59 PM
Yeah you hold a slice grip, but your arm in a topspin position... come over the ball, as though topspin still... then under it suddenly... best on clay.

federer_roar
12-22-2004, 12:45 AM
I'm not sure what it's called, i'll call it a drop shot from behind the baseline. It was against agassi at the USO semis, does anyone else know what i'm talking about?

Was it the backhand dropshot and became the play of the day later?

Anway Roger disguised it very well. YOu just don't know whether it's going to be a slice or dropshot untill the ball crossed the court.

^Sue^
12-22-2004, 02:45 AM
his forehand

Fedex
12-22-2004, 09:15 PM
Hmm, there are so many to choose from, lol. I'll have to watch some Federer tapes, and then I'll come up with my conclusion.

mitalidas
12-22-2004, 09:34 PM
all his return winners off of roddick's 150-mph+ serves to me are the tricks of the trade --how the $%^&*(* does Rog do that??

Fedex
12-22-2004, 10:50 PM
all his return winners off of roddick's 150-mph+ serves to me are the tricks of the trade --how the $%^&*(* does Rog do that??
He doesnt have that many though, because Rogi usually just blocks the ball back, and gets it into play.

Nimomunz
02-12-2005, 08:03 PM
How come noone talking bout the dropshot he hit in the tmc that had so much backspin it landed just inside his opponents half and bounced back over the net into his side was bloody amazing. dont remember who the opponent was :worship:

darnyelb
02-21-2005, 11:35 PM
Just watched the Agassi-Fed AO quarterfinal match. One shot I thought was sick was the running dropshot from behind the baseline during one of their baseline rallies.

What's amazing about Federer is that a lot of his shots look so simple yet no one else really does them as much or as well.

I also love when he returns a ball just after it's bounced off the ground.