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Old 08-23-2012, 07:33 AM   #1070
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Default Re: Federer's backhand against Nadal

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Originally Posted by Topspindoctor View Post
Olderer altered his BH over the years. It used to be a mostly flat drive that he used to go for wild winners and he used to hit amazing CC/DTL shots with it - but it led to a horrendous amount of UE's when pitted against Nadal's monstrous tospin lefty FH. These days, Olderer rarely hits BH winners, instead he has modified it into a more stable, grinding shot, designed to keep him in rallies and minimize errors. I actually applaud his ability to adapt to slower/higher bouncing courts and recognizing that his BH will never become a weapon on them - merely a solid shot that isn't a weakness.
You are probably right but I miss those backhand DTL winners he used to it in his prime.

Now he hits them very rarely...
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