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Federer's Strokes

yonexforever
04-03-2005, 04:14 AM
I am continually amazed by Rogers strokes and speed.
Can we discuss how he is dominating when there clearly are better/harder forehands.
Better bachands, better/harder serves, and most def better volleyers.
Faster players?
I am just at a loss...
Is it just an all around sound game being played with supreme confidence or what?

El Legenda
04-03-2005, 04:15 AM
You can take this to Federer forum..

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 04:27 AM
Hi Yonex. :wavey:

Did they have a Roger Federer forum when you signed up? Maybe he is unaware that Rogi has his own forum Ducky. :smash:

If so this does belong there.

But, to comment on his strokes further..

His backhand is exceptional. I saw many shots against Andre that 90% of the tour couldn't make. Like one where Agassi pulled him out wide, but Federer moves so gracefully and naturally that he got there in plenty of time - Made a tremendous topspin backhander from behind the doubles alley, over the high part of the net, and inside the line for a winner.... Many would have hit the net, went for the safe shot towards the middle, or hit the ball out. Not Terminator RODGE!

I'd say Roddick, Johansson, Dent, Tomas Johansson as well as many more have faster serves, but Fed's genius is the spin and placement that separates himself from the pack.

There are faster players, but Roger moves side to side well and controls his body angle to rip off a better shot.

Please keep the feedback coming! This is the story of one of the best ATP players of all time! Everyone should come in and take part in what makes this monster GAME so great!!

:worship: Fed Ex!!!! Shippin serves, volleys via FEDERAL EXPRESS through AIR MAIL and into play!!!

Fedex
04-03-2005, 04:36 AM
Can we discuss how he is dominating when there clearly are better/harder forehands.

There might be a select few who hit their forehands harder than Federer, but better? :confused: I dont think so.

Scotso
04-03-2005, 04:36 AM
damn, this thread's about tennis :mad:

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 04:39 AM
damn, this thread's about tennis :mad:
Make one that isn't, or go to non-tennis! We are fans of the guy who rubs his game off on the ATP - Finds holes in their game like Swiss cheese!!!

:snap!!!: :o :worship:

NYCtennisfan
04-03-2005, 04:48 AM
Yes, there are a few who hit the forehand harder but they are not better forehands. There are better backhands i.e. more consistent backhands, but Federer's is pretty versatile with the good slice and good power when he is on. His serve is not the hardes but is one of the best. He may not be the best volleyer but he does show great skill at times. He volley extremely well in during Wimby 2003 and has serve and volleyed less and less afterwards. He may not be the fastest player based on pure speed, but he gets to the ball as well as anyone and is always perfectly positioned because he anticipates where the ball is going so well. While many players would have to play a purely weak defensive shot, Federer's anticpation allows him to hit a neutral or even offensive shot at times from parts of the court that are thought to be of a disadvantage. So, to answer your question, he dominates because he is so good in so many areas. Who else can say that they are at or near the top in all of these categories?

yonexforever
04-03-2005, 05:03 AM
Someone shoot me, but I guess the genius that is the Roger should/would warrant his forum.
Too bad if the thread gets moved, it's meant for fans/non fans alike to comment on.
So Mr Moderator my apologies...i feel the earth thread moving already..
:(

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 05:03 AM
I am continually amazed by Rogers strokes and speed.
Can we discuss how he is dominating when there clearly are better/harder forehands.
Better bachands, better/harder serves, and most def better volleyers.
Faster players?
I am just at a loss...
Is it just an all around sound game being played with supreme confidence or what?
His movement is probably the best out there.

And his forehand is the one most people like to say it's the best.

MisterQ
04-03-2005, 05:05 AM
I don't really think there are faster players than Roger these days. It seems like he is at, or at least approaching, Coria/Hewitt footspeed. And this explains a lot of his great shots --- the fact that he was able to get there, and be in position to make them.

yonexforever
04-03-2005, 05:09 AM
Those flick backhands returns dont seem to get punished either, they have tons of spin but rarely depth, the only player who seems to be able to smack em seems to be Marat, but i'll be damned if he isn't the most perplexingly mercurial player around.
I have to admit though, its good to see the slice backhand given such prominence again.
Modern "classic" tennis !
Gotta love it!
Bring on the Fed one handed clones!!!!!!!!!

Fedex
04-03-2005, 05:10 AM
I don't really think there are faster players than Roger these days. It seems like he is at, or at least approaching, Coria/Hewitt footspeed. And this explains a lot of his great shots --- the fact that he was able to get there, and be in position to make them.
Federer's anticipation is uncanny; probably better than either Hewitt's or Coria's.

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 05:12 AM
I don't really think there are faster players than Roger these days. It seems like he is at, or at least approaching, Coria/Hewitt footspeed. And this explains a lot of his great shots --- the fact that he was able to get there, and be in position to make them.
Definitely, MisterQ.

That's one of the most important and sometimes underrated qualities in tennis.

PaulieM
04-03-2005, 05:15 AM
You can take this to Federer forum..
i don't understand why people feel the need to police threads on this board. if they are meant to be somewhere else then it's up to the admins to move them. until that happens if you're not interested in them then just don't post in them. :shrug:

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 05:21 AM
Someone shoot me, but I guess the genius that is the Roger should/would warrant his forum.
Too bad if the thread gets moved, it's meant for fans/non fans alike to comment on.
So Mr Moderator my apologies...i feel the earth thread moving already..
:(
Hey buddy! :wavey: It's not a problem! The moderators will move the brilliant thread to Roger's forum and we get to keep the break-downs of his game inside! It's pure chemistry just like the son of chemists himself!

Then, we good posters can continue to examine every facet of his amazing game with no people like RDucky to butt in the way!! :yeah:

Keep posting more, Yonex! Expand on this master of the courts!
;)

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 05:23 AM
I don't really think there are faster players than Roger these days. It seems like he is at, or at least approaching, Coria/Hewitt footspeed. And this explains a lot of his great shots --- the fact that he was able to get there, and be in position to make them.
Hey man! If there were any new tennis video games made he would garner 9 of 10 on all attributes! No doubt about it! Bravo Rogi!

:worship:

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 05:26 AM
Federer's anticipation is uncanny; probably better than either Hewitt's or Coria's.
Patrick McEnroe did a replay of Agassi returning the ball vs Federer. Roger was cheating to the backhand side because he knew Andre didn't have the angle to go down the line to his forehand side! Sure enough, Dre sent it across court to his backhand where Roger was waiting and he spun in an easy winner to the open court!!

Poetry in anticipation! :worship:

yonexforever
04-03-2005, 05:27 AM
Hey buddy! :wavey: It's not a problem! The moderators will move the brilliant thread to Roger's forum and we get to keep the break-downs of his game inside! It's pure chemistry just like the son of chemists himself!

Then, we good posters can continue to examine every facet of his amazing game with no people like RDucky to butt in the way!! :yeah:

Keep posting more, Yonex! Expand on this master of the courts!
;)

I thank you I thank you... Tennis was being over run by 2 handed bashers, Roger is a like a cool breeze.... I didnt think I would get enough of the Tennis Channel, but everytime he is on Im front and center.
I have to admit though I tend to watch players I think I can learn from.
There is so much to learn in terms of movment and preparation.
It's so amazing how he "sees" the court.

nkhera1
04-03-2005, 05:35 AM
Here is why Federer is so good.

First of all his serve isn't the fastest but it is one of the most effective. He can place it better than many people on the tour. When that doesn't work he has a killer forehand which he can place well and hit at many different speeds and spins. Then he has his slice backhand and topspin backhand (which is rapidly improving). He can volley above average and moves well to get most balls.

Then when an opponent is serving Federer can block back most serves. Federer moves and slices so well that he can reach many shots. Its hard to keep hitter good shots off the slice especially when Roger is getting to all of them.If you then hit a mistake shot you are toast and Roger will go on the offensive.

NATAS81
04-03-2005, 05:43 AM
Then he has his slice backhand and topspin backhand (which is rapidly improving).
He can also throw in that low reserve-cut backhand, so if the opponent is standing back it acts as a dropshot as it spins low toward the ground after hitting the court! Incredible!

Then when an opponent is serving Federer can block back most serves. Federer moves and slices so well that he can reach many shots.
This was evident when Andre Agassi completed his match with NO aces! And they say Agassi is the best returner - Looks like Rogi wanted to prove he is worth of such title! :yeah:

Roger-No.1
04-03-2005, 05:43 AM
Then when an opponent is serving Federer can block back most serves. Federer moves and slices so well that he can reach many shots. Its hard to keep hitter good shots off the slice especially when Roger is getting to all of them.If you then hit a mistake shot you are toast and Roger will go on the offensive.
That's important.

Defensive-Offensive, he can change very quickly.

WyveN
04-03-2005, 05:47 AM
Apart from the stuff mentioned, he has unique wrists, with a flick of them he can turn defense into attack where as most others would be struggling to get the ball back into play.

Sharad1982
04-03-2005, 06:02 AM
i just love to see that backhand flick, so pretty, so much top spin federer can create
thing of beauty
i could watch those backhands for 2 hours and not get bored ONCE!

jayhas
04-03-2005, 09:32 AM
Those backhand flicks -- usually after a superb recovery (footwork + anticipation + speed) from way right of the court. That's defence to winner. Can't find those in the books!