3 Shots That Make Roger Federer Such a Legend

Surely the greatest tennis player that has walked this earth, and graced its courts.


If you want to read a perspective on just how amazing he is as a player and contributor to his sport, I cannot recommend David Foster Wallace’s article “Roger Federer as a Religious Experience” more highly. Click here to read it now.

In one sentence David Foster Wallace states “The Moments are more intense if you’ve played enough tennis to understand the impossibility of what you just saw him do.”

Below then a link to three perfect examples of just how ridiculously good this man is at his sport, both on the court and off it.

1. Under the leg shot #1 – US Open 2009

2. Under the leg shot #2 – US Open 2010

3. 2010 Gilette Ad Shoot behind the scenes footage

I particularly love the”Bartlett Moment” at the end, when he just walks away from the stunned crew, turns to his assistant as they leave the room and says “Whats Next?”. Perfect.

Posted by Caspar Schlickum 2010

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4 Comments on “3 Shots That Make Roger Federer Such a Legend”

  1. October 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    James Hutchison on facebook commented:
    There are many, many other shots that I think would deserve legendary shots, but the hitting the bottle off the head, twice is astounding.

  2. October 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Daniel Mortlock on facebook commented:
    The two “hotdog” shots are nice, but similar shots have been made by plenty of world-class tennis players. Whereas I’ve only ever seen Federer win a point by i) returning a smash with one of his own, or ii) volleying the ball between his legs whilst facing forwards. My personal favourite for the combination of movement and racquet skill is
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBAhx0WVQhg&feature=related .

  3. October 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    James Hutchsion on facebook commented:

    2 hours ago · Like


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