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Would Federer be as successful as a left-hander?

MTwEeZi
02-12-2011, 11:37 PM
??

Mjau!
02-12-2011, 11:39 PM
Roger is not ambidextrous so this question is stupid.

MTwEeZi
02-12-2011, 11:40 PM
Roger is not ambidextrous so this question is stupid.

this font is stupid

Chloe le Bopper
02-12-2011, 11:45 PM
this font is stupid
There are no words to express how I feel about this post. Only this: :yeah:

Mjau!
02-12-2011, 11:50 PM
this font is stupid

:rolleyes: It's much prettier than the boring, :zzz: bland, :yawn: standard font.

DrJules
02-13-2011, 12:00 AM
No

Zagor
02-13-2011, 12:03 AM
Would his forehand be more/less/as effective? His serve? Would he have won slams? How many?

Discuss.

He wouldn't be anywhere near as effective as a lefty.

Johnny Groove
02-13-2011, 12:23 AM
He'd be a moonballer, obviously.

Sunset of Age
02-13-2011, 12:25 AM
If Fed were a left-hander, Roddick would have had about 5 GS titles right now.

tests
02-13-2011, 12:38 AM
are you serious? Fed, unlike nadal, isnt dependent on insane topspin to backhands of one handers.

If fed was left handed (and left hand WAS HIS REAL first hand) he would probably be even more dominant. His insane forehand wud be going out towards peoples backhands, and feds backhand holds up against almost everyone except nadal (talking prime here).

Haelfix
02-13-2011, 12:48 AM
As a general rule, its better to be lefthanded in tennis. As a lefty kid, you grow up playing a lot of right handers, whereas right handers don't have as much experience going up against lefties. There are also service benefits.

Federer would have been scary if he had been a lefty.

ballbasher101
02-13-2011, 01:02 AM
What is it with all these hypothetical threads :confused:.

tests
02-13-2011, 02:51 AM
As a general rule, its better to be lefthanded in tennis. As a lefty kid, you grow up playing a lot of right handers, whereas right handers don't have as much experience going up against lefties. There are also service benefits.

Federer would have been scary if he had been a lefty.

exactly. fed would not have his losing record vs nadal, and moreso, fed would have dominated even more so. 20+ slams are not out of reach for him.

Mjau!
02-13-2011, 02:57 AM
More players could hurt Rogie's week backhand if he was lefty... also, his slice would go to opponent's forehand and be less effective.

Topspindoctor
02-13-2011, 03:09 AM
What if Olderer were a lefty and had 2HBH? Would he win more slams then?

Mungo
02-13-2011, 03:16 AM
His backhand would be even worse than it is now

Tennis4you-com
02-13-2011, 03:37 AM
He would have been all the more dangerous.

keroni
02-13-2011, 02:07 PM
I don't think Federer would have been as dominant in the 04-07 periods. He might have won more matches over the course of his career as a left-hander, though.

The reason I think he wouldn't have dominated as much is this: his go-to play from 04-07 was to use his great inside out forehand to get the opponent to give up a short ball using which he can dictate play. This is why his record isn't as crash hot against players with good two-handed backhands that hold up against pace - Nalbandian, early Hewitt, Nadal's forehand, Simon, Murray, Djokovic. The tactic works fantastically against players with really shit backhand defence - Roddick, Gasquet, Wawrinka, Robredo, Gonzalez, Youzhny, etc.

As a left hander the inside out forehand would not work as well because it would be going to players' forehands.

simplet
02-13-2011, 02:20 PM
What if Federer was a monkey and played with his left foot?

duong
02-14-2011, 09:43 AM
He would be more successful than now.

He would be the GOAT, now he's only the GROAT (the Greatest Righthander of All Times)

You'd better be a lefthander to succeed in tennis : Laver Nadal McEnroe Connors :lol:

duong
02-14-2011, 09:46 AM
If fed was left handed (and left hand WAS HIS REAL first hand) he would probably be even more dominant.

???? is it true or a joke ?

Chopin-lover
02-14-2011, 12:39 PM
???? is it true or a joke ?

It's part of the "if" statement.

MARTINBALDRIDGE
02-14-2011, 01:17 PM
How can you ask such a question?

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habibko
02-14-2011, 01:23 PM
vn9Sw00gYLg

fast_clay
02-14-2011, 01:33 PM
vn9Sw00gYLg

i remember when he did that... totally embarrassed blake that day...

but, we all know them as the JesusFed days... you dont see him with the same confidence these days... back in 05/06 the guy could block return with his johnson and opponents would crumble at the sight...

certainly the sign of a weak era too when the number one drops the right playing hand of the racquet in a final...:o

compelling viewing tho and closes the thread pretty much

duong
02-14-2011, 02:04 PM
vn9Sw00gYLg

How can they say he would have a weak backhand playing lefthanded after THAT ? :D :clap2:

luie
02-14-2011, 03:36 PM
He could play left handed if he wanted too.
Nadull is a natural right hander that plays with his left hand.
Rosewall was a natural left hander that played right handed.

Nadull_tard
02-14-2011, 04:55 PM
He would spread his dominance over the ATP Tour as well as he did as a right-handed player. Like someone said, Fed;s tennis doesn't rely on extreme top spin so It wouldn't be a prop for him.