Fed hits another tweener today

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by ulys.. » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 03:05:18


This is a different kind of tweener though:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by SliceAndDic » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 03:11:41


Quote:
> This is a different kind of tweener though:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

What an inspired shot! FedGod!!!

 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by ulys.. » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 04:19:00

Hardly anyone else even gets these shots in play, but Fed not only
does that, he hits them for winners.

 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by heyguy » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 04:26:04


Quote:
> Hardly anyone else even gets these shots in play, but Fed not only
> does that, he hits them for winners.

Pierce did it better back in the day...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=out1g20I_Po

 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by ulys.. » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 04:46:54

Totally inelegant, though a nice shot. Fed does it elegantly and
effortlessly. Pierce looked like a buffalo dodging a boulder in that
clip.
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by Javier Gonzále » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 04:49:50


Quote:
> This is a different kind of tweener though:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

Hehe, nice. I think he once returned a volley from Henman that way,
surprised him and Tim dumped the next volley. He wasn't smiling at
all, Henman ;)
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by Shake » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 04:57:46


Quote:

> > This is a different kind of tweener though:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

> Hehe, nice. I think he once returned a volley from Henman that way,
> surprised him and Tim dumped the next volley. He wasn't smiling at
> all, Henman ;)

Maybe if he had smiled, he wouldn't have dumped the volley. :-)
Seriously though, I prefer opponents to not applaud or smile on such
trick shots. It belies, to me, a lack of competitive edge, too much
respect, if you will.
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by Javier Gonzále » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 05:10:55


Quote:


> > > This is a different kind of tweener though:http://SportToday.org/

> > Hehe, nice. I think he once returned a volley from Henman that way,
> > surprised him and Tim dumped the next volley. He wasn't smiling at
> > all, Henman ;)

> Maybe if he had smiled, he wouldn't have dumped the volley. :-)
> Seriously though, I prefer opponents to not applaud or smile on such
> trick shots. It belies, to me, a lack of competitive edge, too much
> respect, if you will.

Found the replay, I had it wrong. Henman volleys at Federer's feet,
Federer gets out of trouble with the tweener which heads straight for
Henman's body, to which Henman can only reply a reflex volley that
sets up Federer for the easy passing shot.

And also, Henman did smile. A nice smile that says "Oh, this
mother***er's gotta be ***ing kidding me". I'd say he wanted to say
a thing or two to Federer instead of just smiling for the cameras.

http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by Giovann » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 05:16:08

Quote:
> This is a different kind of tweener though:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

AMAZING
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by PeteWasLuck » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 20:58:09


Quote:
> This is a different kind of tweener though:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

It's not about the shot, it's about how relaxed he is while he is
playing and getting stretched from one side to the other.
Then of course it's about the shot too :)
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by Sakari Lun » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 22:50:06


Quote:

>This is a different kind of tweener though:
>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

It was nice, but as the Eurosport2 commentators said, he only played
it because he had a lazy footwork. They kept saying that Fed is
playing lazy and casual, but I don't know. This was a serious match,
of course he played so many exos that he could have had an exo mode
on, but it didn't look like that to me. I thought this Schoorel guy
that I had never heard of played really well. I thought he was the
better player in the first set, and I notice Fed said exactly the
same.
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by wkhed » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:29:35


Quote:
> It was nice, but as the Eurosport2 commentators said, he only played
> it because he had a lazy footwork.

Sure he has lazy footwork being able to hit a shot like this!
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by SliceAndDic » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 02:08:51


Quote:

> > It was nice, but as the Eurosport2 commentators said, he only played
> > it because he had a lazy footwork.

> Sure he has lazy footwork being able to hit a shot like this!

I am surprised no one here realizes how tough it is to pull of a shot
like that. And Fed does it so effortlessly.
 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by Patrick Keho » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 02:32:35


Quote:


> >This is a different kind of tweener though:
> >http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

> It was nice, but as the Eurosport2 commentators said, he only played
> it because he had a lazy footwork. They kept saying that Fed is
> playing lazy and casual, but I don't know. This was a serious match,
> of course he played so many exos that he could have had an exo mode
> on, but it didn't look like that to me. I thought this Schoorel guy
> that I had never heard of played really well. I thought he was the
> better player in the first set, and I notice Fed said exactly the
> same.

NO... it hit the netcord and deflected and it was the only shot 'on'
at that second and he took it... it was just a reflex fluke... but it
gave the two guys a good laugh...

P

 
 
 

Fed hits another tweener today

Post by kaennorsin » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 03:19:42


Quote:



> > >This is a different kind of tweener though:
> > >http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/04/roger-federer-thomas-schoore...

> > It was nice, but as the Eurosport2 commentators said, he only played
> > it because he had a lazy footwork. They kept saying that Fed is
> > playing lazy and casual, but I don't know. This was a serious match,
> > of course he played so many exos that he could have had an exo mode
> > on, but it didn't look like that to me. I thought this Schoorel guy
> > that I had never heard of played really well. I thought he was the
> > better player in the first set, and I notice Fed said exactly the
> > same.

> NO... it hit the netcord and deflected and it was the only shot 'on'
> at that second and he took it... it was just a reflex fluke... but it
> gave the two guys a good laugh...

> P

It seems far more often than not, when Fed goes for a tweener, he
makes it. That's not fluky at all... He's simply that good.