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Date: 09 Feb 2009 10:24:42
From: wkhedr
Subject: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
The difference between winning and losing matches for him now hangs on
few points here and there. For him to be able to have the edge again
and be able to win matches he needs to do the following:

- He needs to intensify his training and practice. His casual practice
does not help any more. The consistency of his strokes for sure will
be different when he is under pressure than he is in his usual casual
practice sessions. A lot of practice in a lot of hours improves the
consistency of the player and gives him the confidence to hit his
shots.
- I don=92t buy it that Federer is very fit. I think he doesn=92t spend
too much energy in the matches because he preserves his energy since
he doesn=92t push the pedals. But if he is very fit and strong, the
strength and energy influence the way the player chooses to play,
something that I believe will push Federer to move better and spend
more energy in the first sets going for winners, etc. Right now
Federer starts the match worrying about what will be left in the tank
in the fifth set which costs him the first few sets of the matches
when he plays against a player that knows that and is willing to push
hard in the beginning of the match.
- When he is on the court practicing, he needs to have two players on
the other side to torture him and get him to come with the shots when
he is under pressure and the ball keeps coming back to him.
- Strength and stamina training should be combined with a lot of
practice to hit winners from any part of the court under pressure.
- Practice going for broke in different situations, return of serves,
baseline rallies, etc, until he develops a good percentage of success.
He needs to learn to be opportunistic. And being opportunistic scares
the opponent making him hesitant before playing his normal play
something that can cause him errors.
- Hire a coach.


Right now watching Federer playing against Nadal or other players we
see a very talented guy who is in decline as a result of his lack of
energy and consistency. A talented guy that used to hit winners from
any position of the court with great consistency and now can=92t do it
any more and covers that decline by playing like other guys and when
he is in trouble he remembers how he used to play trying to reproduce
his old game failing the percentage and the consistency.




 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 16:40:06
From: Paul
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 3:18=A0pm, GOAT <thetruetennisg...@hotmail.co.uk > wrote:
> What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again is hope Rafa
> breaks his leg.


Yes, this is his only chance.

Or, he can hire someone to do it for him, like Tonya
Harding sent her bodyguard to do a job on Nancy Kerrigan's
leg!

Haha! Nadal better get a body guard! haha


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 13:16:02
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 10, 3:53=A0pm, tennis41...@yahoo.com wrote:
> On Feb 9, 6:23=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Feb 9, 6:54=A0pm, TennisGuy <Jeffery21...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > > Let's assume a miracle happens wkhedr.
> > > We achieve something that has never occured on rst before.
> > > we achieve a consensus on what exactly Fed needs to do to win a slam
> > > again!
>
> > > Do you think anyone here has the power to communicate our brilliant
> > > recommendations to Fed?
>
> > > Or is all of this analysis done for the purpose of saying down the
> > > road "You see, I told you this is what he needed to do!".
>
> > > I agree with your assessment. Here's a summary:
> > > He should improve his fitness, start going for more shots and hire a
> > > coach.
>
> > This is a discussion board, people come here to communicate ideas,
> > discuss things, ask for help, etc, some other people come here to
> > insult others for no reason, life continues.
> > I did not expect Federer to take a note about my post when I wrote it.
> > Still I will tell you something the world is too small and I believe
> > any thought, idea or opinion usually has an impact some how.
> > As an example, most of the things that are expressed here, get
> > compiled =A0and published and discussed in cnn-sports/SI-tennis =A0by J=
on
> > Wertheim. It's very clear, just read for him. Don't laugh if I say
> > that I suspect Vari is Wertheim :)
>
> LOL... Fedf*ckhedrs have serious delusions of granduer. couldn't be a
> better time for them for a visit to a shrink.
> methinks Vari is still in a therapy.. his shrink has advised him to
> stay away from tennis as long as possible.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

How come honeywell allows you to post this shit from its network?


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 12:53:11
From:
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 6:23=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> On Feb 9, 6:54=A0pm, TennisGuy <Jeffery21...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Let's assume a miracle happens wkhedr.
> > We achieve something that has never occured on rst before.
> > we achieve a consensus on what exactly Fed needs to do to win a slam
> > again!
>
> > Do you think anyone here has the power to communicate our brilliant
> > recommendations to Fed?
>
> > Or is all of this analysis done for the purpose of saying down the
> > road "You see, I told you this is what he needed to do!".
>
> > I agree with your assessment. Here's a summary:
> > He should improve his fitness, start going for more shots and hire a
> > coach.
>
> This is a discussion board, people come here to communicate ideas,
> discuss things, ask for help, etc, some other people come here to
> insult others for no reason, life continues.
> I did not expect Federer to take a note about my post when I wrote it.
> Still I will tell you something the world is too small and I believe
> any thought, idea or opinion usually has an impact some how.
> As an example, most of the things that are expressed here, get
> compiled =A0and published and discussed in cnn-sports/SI-tennis =A0by Jon
> Wertheim. It's very clear, just read for him. Don't laugh if I say
> that I suspect Vari is Wertheim :)

LOL... Fedf*ckhedrs have serious delusions of granduer. couldn't be a
better time for them for a visit to a shrink.
methinks Vari is still in a therapy.. his shrink has advised him to
stay away from tennis as long as possible.


 
Date: 10 Feb 2009 23:40:05
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
wkhedr wrote:
> The difference between winning and losing matches for him now hangs on
> few points here and there.

Nope. Rafa just adjusts his intensity to surpass whatever Fed is doing.
Stop wasting b/w with this relentless idiocy - Rafa is simply a better
player & has proven it on all surfaces.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 17:07:06
From:
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 4:49=A0pm, Calimero <calimero...@gmx.de > wrote:
> On Feb 9, 7:24=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
> > The difference between winning and losing matches ...
>
> Last time I checked Feddy won the most recent blue-chip slam, the USO
> 2008 ...



Against a newbie in the final called Murray that was dead tired. Not
impressive.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 17:06:28
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 7:41=A0pm, TennisGuy <Jeffery21...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> On Feb 9, 7:23=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
> > I did not expect Federer to take a note about my post when I wrote it.
> > Still I will tell you something the world is too small and I believe
> > any thought, idea or opinion usually has an impact some how.
>
> Oops, I must have had a 'senior moment'.
> How could I possibly have forgotten that
> Hazelwood can text message Mirka! =A0:)

And you forgot about this one too :)


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 17:06:04
From:
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 3:47=A0pm, Lax <Lax.Cla...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Federer's practices between matches of a tournament are _usually_ a
> bit casual compared to most players, but his practices in between
> tournaments are normal.
> This has always worked for him, so I don't know why he would consider
> changing this.

Wasnt Haas gonna beat Rafa at the AO according to you? LMFAO!


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 17:04:21
From:
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 5:40=A0pm, Lax <Lax.Cla...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Tsonga, Davydenko, Djokovic as draw cleanup aids for Federer will help
> him win more slams.
> He needs those three to clean up Murray, Nadal

What about draw cleanup aids for Rafa and Murray? Or are you so naive
to believe that Fed will reach all the finals of all the slams for the
next 100 years? LOL.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 16:41:26
From: TennisGuy
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 7:23=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:

> I did not expect Federer to take a note about my post when I wrote it.
> Still I will tell you something the world is too small and I believe
> any thought, idea or opinion usually has an impact some how.

Oops, I must have had a 'senior moment'.
How could I possibly have forgotten that
Hazelwood can text message Mirka! :)


  
Date: 10 Feb 2009 00:45:18
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Mon, 9 Feb 2009 16:41:26 -0800 (PST), TennisGuy
<Jeffery21217@yahoo.com > wrote:

>On Feb 9, 7:23 pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com> wrote:
>
>> I did not expect Federer to take a note about my post when I wrote it.
>> Still I will tell you something the world is too small and I believe
>> any thought, idea or opinion usually has an impact some how.
>
>Oops, I must have had a 'senior moment'.
>How could I possibly have forgotten that
>Hazelwood can text message Mirka! :)


and i do. almost every day.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 16:23:08
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 6:54=A0pm, TennisGuy <Jeffery21...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> Let's assume a miracle happens wkhedr.
> We achieve something that has never occured on rst before.
> we achieve a consensus on what exactly Fed needs to do to win a slam
> again!
>
> Do you think anyone here has the power to communicate our brilliant
> recommendations to Fed?
>
> Or is all of this analysis done for the purpose of saying down the
> road "You see, I told you this is what he needed to do!".
>
> I agree with your assessment. Here's a summary:
> He should improve his fitness, start going for more shots and hire a
> coach.

This is a discussion board, people come here to communicate ideas,
discuss things, ask for help, etc, some other people come here to
insult others for no reason, life continues.
I did not expect Federer to take a note about my post when I wrote it.
Still I will tell you something the world is too small and I believe
any thought, idea or opinion usually has an impact some how.
As an example, most of the things that are expressed here, get
compiled and published and discussed in cnn-sports/SI-tennis by Jon
Wertheim. It's very clear, just read for him. Don't laugh if I say
that I suspect Vari is Wertheim :)



  
Date: 10 Feb 2009 23:45:01
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
wkhedr wrote:
> On Feb 9, 6:54 pm, TennisGuy <Jeffery21...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Let's assume a miracle happens wkhedr.
>> We achieve something that has never occured on rst before.
>> we achieve a consensus on what exactly Fed needs to do to win a slam
>> again!
>>
>> Do you think anyone here has the power to communicate our brilliant
>> recommendations to Fed?
>>
>> Or is all of this analysis done for the purpose of saying down the
>> road "You see, I told you this is what he needed to do!".
>>
>> I agree with your assessment. Here's a summary:
>> He should improve his fitness, start going for more shots and hire a
>> coach.
>
> This is a discussion board, people come here to communicate ideas,
> discuss things, ask for help, etc, some other people come here to
> insult others for no reason, life continues.
> I did not expect Federer to take a note about my post when I wrote it.
> Still I will tell you something the world is too small and I believe
> any thought, idea or opinion usually has an impact some how.
> As an example, most of the things that are expressed here, get
> compiled and published and discussed in cnn-sports/SI-tennis by Jon
> Wertheim. It's very clear, just read for him. Don't laugh if I say
> that I suspect Vari is Wertheim :)
>


Wouldn't surprise me at all - Wertheim is a wanker who knows fuck all
about tennis.



 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 15:54:30
From: TennisGuy
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
Let's assume a miracle happens wkhedr.
We achieve something that has never occured on rst before.
we achieve a consensus on what exactly Fed needs to do to win a slam
again!

Do you think anyone here has the power to communicate our brilliant
recommendations to Fed?

Or is all of this analysis done for the purpose of saying down the
road "You see, I told you this is what he needed to do!".

I agree with your assessment. Here's a summary:
He should improve his fitness, start going for more shots and hire a
coach.






 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 15:53:07
From: TennisGuy
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 5:40=A0pm, Lax <Lax.Cla...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Tsonga, Davydenko, Djokovic as draw cleanup aids for Federer will help
> him win more slams.
> He needs those three to clean up Murray, Nadal

Whether Fed or someone else takes them out in a tournament, does it
really make a difference?

If they lose, it means they weren't up to the task on that day.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 14:40:57
From: Lax
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
Tsonga, Davydenko, Djokovic as draw cleanup aids for Federer will help
him win more slams.
He needs those three to clean up Murray, Nadal



 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 14:18:04
From: GOAT
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again is hope Rafa
breaks his leg.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 13:49:19
From: Calimero
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 7:24=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> The difference between winning and losing matches ...


Last time I checked Feddy won the most recent blue-chip slam, the USO
2008 ...

Max


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 12:50:27
From:
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 8:47=A0pm, Lax <Lax.Cla...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Federer's practices between matches of a tournament are _usually_ a
> bit casual compared to most players, but his practices in between
> tournaments are normal.
> This has always worked for him, so I don't know why he would consider
> changing this.

Because it's not working for him now?



 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 12:48:40
From: Lax
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 2:00=A0pm, tennis41...@yahoo.com wrote:
>

(snip)

>
> In return Feddy can arrange services of a psychiatrist for his fans
> who have lost their mind.


Funny thing is, Feddy needs to hire a psychiatrist for himself first
and foremost.


  
Date: 10 Feb 2009 23:42:47
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
Lax wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2:00 pm, tennis41...@yahoo.com wrote:
>
> (snip)
>
>> In return Feddy can arrange services of a psychiatrist for his fans
>> who have lost their mind.
>
>
> Funny thing is, Feddy needs to hire a psychiatrist for himself first
> and foremost.


Because Rafa is a better player?



 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 12:47:13
From: Lax
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
Federer's practices between matches of a tournament are _usually_ a
bit casual compared to most players, but his practices in between
tournaments are normal.
This has always worked for him, so I don't know why he would consider
changing this.


 
Date: 09 Feb 2009 11:00:26
From:
Subject: Re: What Federer needs to do if he wants to win slams again ....
On Feb 9, 12:24=A0pm, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> The difference between winning and losing matches for him now hangs on
> few points here and there. For him to be able to have the edge again
> and be able to win matches he needs to do the following:
>

that was always the case even when he was winning. a lot of close
matches were getting decided by a few points here and there mainly due
to opponents choking on crucial points.

> - He needs to intensify his training and practice. His casual practice
> does not help any more. The consistency of his strokes for sure will
> be different when he is under pressure than he is in his usual casual
> practice sessions. A lot of practice in a lot of hours improves the
> consistency of the player and gives him the confidence to hit his
> shots.

how do you know his practice routine is casual? from what I read his
practices are as serious as anybody.

> - I don=92t buy it that Federer is very fit. I think he doesn=92t spend
> too much energy in the matches because he preserves his energy since
> he doesn=92t push the pedals. But if he is very fit and strong, the
> strength and energy influence the way the player chooses to play,
> something that I believe will push Federer to move better and spend
> more energy in the first sets going for winners, etc. Right now
> Federer starts the match worrying about what will be left in the tank
> in the fifth set which costs him the first few sets of the matches
> when he plays against a player that knows that and is willing to push
> hard in the beginning of the match.

it looks like fedf*wkhedrs have hit the panic button too soon. not too
long ago Federer was the epitome of the fit players. per them he
hardly used to break sweat when other players were sweating buckets
across the net from him.

> - When he is on the court practicing, he needs to have two players on
> the other side to torture him and get him to come with the shots when
> he is under pressure and the ball keeps coming back to him.

ahahahahahahahahahaha... this is sweet. fedf*ckhedrs now want to
torture Feddy... hey how about setting up a Guantanamo bay in Dubai
for him... with team Nadal in charge and Rafa as the CEO.

> - Strength and stamina training should be combined with a lot of
> practice to hit winners from any part of the court under pressure.

sure Nadal's team can arrange that. One of the ways could be to tie
Feddy to the fence with 2 or 3 bungy ropes and give him a 4 ball
baseline drill. I bet that will prepare him real good for hitting
under pressure.

> - Practice going for broke in different situations, return of serves,
> baseline rallies, etc, until he develops a good percentage of success.
> He needs to learn to be opportunistic. And being opportunistic scares
> the opponent making him hesitant before playing his normal play
> something that can cause him errors.

how about putting 10lb of lead weight in each of Feddy shoes and give
him a return of serve drill. that will help him to use his upper body
strength to rip winners on returns.

> - Hire a coach.
>

> Right now watching Federer playing against Nadal or other players we
> see a very talented guy who is in decline as a result of his lack of
> energy and consistency. A talented guy that used to hit winners from
> any position of the court with great consistency and now can=92t do it
> any more and covers that decline by playing like other guys and when
> he is in trouble he remembers how he used to play trying to reproduce
> his old game failing the percentage and the consistency.

In return Feddy can arrange services of a psychiatrist for his fans
who have lost their mind.