I'm researching an upcoming post on Young Guns and the sole, common thread I can find among the top ATP prospects is that they're worked out with Roger Federer. Seriously. It seems as if Fed has bought almost all of them in, usually as a teenager, to work out with him: Dimitrov, Kyrgios, Donaldson, Dolgopolov, Theim ....
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September 28, 2014
Not sure if this comes from being 5 ft 10 in tall coping with ever-higher-bouncing courts and topspin shots, but Kei Nishikori seems to go airborne on his shots more than anyone I can remember. I combined thumbnails of good shots from Scott Kelby on G+:
I've watched hundreds of Fed matches, but I saw Fed hit some backhands near the net with a stroke I'd never seen before, or at least didn't recognize. He leapt onto his front foot while leaning forward to put away a high sitter near the net. Is it just me? Have I missed this, or is it new to you as well?
September 24, 2014
September 08, 2014
People are continually interested in knowing how far tennis players run. Per these stats from IBM, Roger Federer racked up the most miles of the 4 semifinalists, running 6.5 miles, two miles more than the winner Marin Cilic.