Hi guys. Just a quick post about Roger’s doubles today. I wouldn’t usually make a post for doubles alone. I didn’t even get up to watch the match. But since Roger hit maybe the greatest shot I have ever seen in the doubles, I had to make a post. At the time that I make this post the above video already received 250 000+ views. That should already give you and indication what a sensational shot it was. It never ceases to amaze me how Roger can pull off the impossible on the tennis court and invent shots that have never even been attempted before, never mind pulled off. What do you call this shot? A smashlobdropshotwithcrazybackspin?I mean it is three shots in one, and if that is not enough he somehow got enough backspin on the ball for it to spin back over the net for a winner.
The genius of Roger Federer knows no limits. Just when you think you have seen it all from him he invents something new. I have myself seen and done some crazy things on a tennis court, but the things Roger does stagger the imagination. In a practice match against Justin Bower who was top 200 I once saw I wasn’t going to reach a volley at the net, so I threw my racquet and it hit the ball for a winner. Under normal circumstances that would be illegal but my finger was still touching the racquet when it hit the ball, so it was a legitimate shot. Even though it was just a practice match I was pretty proud to pull it off. I have also personally hit drop shots in matches where the ball spun back over the net out of reach of the opponent. But this shot from Roger is something else. It defies logic, aside from the fact that he pulled it off.
Yeah yeah Rog, we know you went for it
How the hell you even get backspin on a ball from an overhead is beyond comprehension. Anyway there it is. The genius of Roger Federer on full display. Is it the greatest shot of all time? That is of course highly subjective but it is right up there. The shot has never been seen before. I mean you get the ‘hot dog’, the shots around the net post, the smash off a smash, the behind the back shot, etc. But these shots have all been done before. This shot from Roger have never been seen in the history of the sport as far as I know. That’s what geniuses do. They create things that have never been created before. They create something from nothing. Anyway I just wanted to run that by you as I myself have not quite figured out how he pulled that off. Roger and Mahut ended up winning 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 11-9.
They now play the 4th seeds Cabal and Farah. They won’t play tomorrow which is nice for Roger so he can just focus on his singles with Matosevic. He is playing at the same time as on Wednesday which suits me just fine. The doubles win would have boosted Roger’s confidence just a tad again and he seems to be going from strength to strength. It’s his first time in Brisbane and his participation has taken the event to new levels of popularity and fan interest. Like I recently said, he entertains and inspires wherever he goes. Hewitt had a good win today over 6th seed Lopez while 4th seed Anderson withdrew with flu. In Doha Nadal continued his run to the title with a straight set win over Gulbis, while Murray was upset by Mayer after leading 6-3, 3-0. All of a sudden Murray is not looking good for Melbourne while Nadal is…