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The FEDERER Thread
« on: October 01, 2015, 12:51:48 am »
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roger federer.

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 12:52:19 am »
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federer slow motion.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsHLxNBaakU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsHLxNBaakU</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af-nLzGh3eM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af-nLzGh3eM</a>

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 10:27:56 am »
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top-5 favorite athlete to watch of all time.

also the subject of a great, great essay by david foster wallace: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.

Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 12:30:22 am »
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top-5 favorite athlete to watch of all time.

also the subject of a great, great essay by david foster wallace: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/sports/playmagazine/20federer.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.

great read!

also, the live vs tv tennis analogy was funny..

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2015, 12:31:05 am »
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federer practice hitting pron:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5tM4-k-4DY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5tM4-k-4DY</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9wDue4ohrc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9wDue4ohrc</a>

so sexy.

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2015, 08:44:33 am »
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the one-handed backhand is so beautiful. him and wawrinka both. grip strength must be off the charts to pull that off the way they do. i occasionally switch to it and it's so much harder than two-handed.
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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 06:55:18 pm »
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the one-handed backhand is so beautiful. him and wawrinka both. grip strength must be off the charts to pull that off the way they do. i occasionally switch to it and it's so much harder than two-handed.

ya fed's one handed backhand is the one i'm "studying". I use a single handed backhand, so he's pretty much the prototype.

as for grip strength, dno.. alot of these pros hold the racquets pretty relaxed, very loose. I hear lots of differing opinions on it. when my arm is stiff/locked on my single arm backhand, it's alot easier to get alot of power out of it.. if i have some bend, seems to be much harder to get that power.

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/01/18/sports/on-your-own-tennis-subtle-steps-to-a-better-grip-on-the-game.html

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2015, 07:21:47 pm »
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i dunno man, being able to turn a 90 mph forehand around with power and control seems like it'd require an iron grip, no matter how relaxed it feels. the racket can't be loose in your hand or the ball would just spray off somewhere.
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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2015, 12:55:58 am »
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some good discussion on grip firmness etc:

http://www.revolutionarytennis.com/handuse.html

there is also some good info here too:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2653871/

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2015, 09:51:35 am »
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read the NYT article you linked to. i didn't mean you should be stiff all the way through (although i'm a bad enough player that i tend to do better with a stiff wrist), just that at the moment of impact you have to hold on real tight. no disagreement.
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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2015, 01:03:36 pm »
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feder super slow mo

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvZ7prb43Lk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvZ7prb43Lk</a>

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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2015, 07:25:44 pm »
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sexyness

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcNvGU6Rxws" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcNvGU6Rxws</a>

edit: i don't think that's federer.. maybe mislabeled, but he has some similar strokes.



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Re: The FEDERER Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2015, 03:19:47 pm »
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J66ybQM0lo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J66ybQM0lo</a>