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Date: 10 Jan 2009 11:31:10
From: wkhedr
Subject: BTW, what is this new loose grip/swing Federer does on his backhands?
He used to have a firm grip and swing, now he is too loose on that
side, he was able to hit many DTL backhands but most of his cross
courts were loopy without too much pace. In other times he'd use the
very loose swing/grip to hit a flat backhand, similar to squash.




 
Date: 11 Jan 2009 04:51:32
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: BTW, what is this new loose grip/swing Federer does on his backhands?
On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:31:10 -0800 (PST), wkhedr <wkhedr@my-deja.com >
wrote:

>He used to have a firm grip and swing, now he is too loose on that
>side, he was able to hit many DTL backhands but most of his cross
>courts were loopy without too much pace. In other times he'd use the
>very loose swing/grip to hit a flat backhand, similar to squash.


Mirka tells me he will unleash some real venom in his play at the AO.
He wants the element of surprise when he needs it.


 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 17:28:37
From: dbrowne
Subject: Re: BTW, what is this new loose grip/swing Federer does on his
On Jan 10, 8:03=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> On Jan 10, 6:04=A0pm, dbrowne <dbrowne1...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I think he's laying low until the 5-set contests come around.
>
> No doubts he is saving his best for slams.

agreed!

(to quote all the imbecile responses lately!)


 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 17:03:51
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: BTW, what is this new loose grip/swing Federer does on his
On Jan 10, 6:04=A0pm, dbrowne <dbrowne1...@gmail.com > wrote:

> I think he's laying low until the 5-set contests come around.

No doubts he is saving his best for slams.


 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 15:04:54
From: dbrowne
Subject: Re: BTW, what is this new loose grip/swing Federer does on his
On Jan 10, 2:31=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> He used to have a firm grip and swing, now he is too loose on that
> side, he was able to hit many DTL backhands but most of his cross
> courts were loopy without too much pace. In other times he'd use the
> very loose swing/grip to hit a flat backhand, similar to squash.

Playing possum, perhaps? He may be a lot smarter than all of us have
been giving him credit for (see US Open 2008).

I think he's laying low until the 5-set contests come around.