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The showman: Roger Federer
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Roger Federer
Federer's trade marks are his style and grace


Technically and tactically, Roger Federer is one of the most complete players the game has ever seen.

He can serve and volley, but he can also play from the baseline and dismantle his opponent with superb attacking ground strokes.

He is incredibly powerful and looks to unleash this at every opportunity. He also has phenomenal movement around the court.

Watch for this when he plays. No matter how hard the ball is being hit, he always seems perfectly balanced - in both defence and attack.

Federer has great touch and feel for the ball.

One minute he'll be crunching his forehand, the next he can be angling the most subtle stop volley imaginable.

His co-ordination levels are off the scale.

His hand-eye co-ordination enables him to strike the ball cleanly every time.

His body co-ordination enables him to link all the different muscle groups and body segments, giving him awesome power but also a graceful, effortless look.

His agility and balance are stunning for such a powerful build, enabling him to improvise and pull off the spectacular in difficult situations.




Introduction

Andy Roddick
Serena Williams
Roger Federer
Maria Sharapova

Rogers' facts
Born: 8 August 1981 Basel, Switzerland
Lives: Bottmingen, Switzerland
Height: 6'1'' (185 cm)
Weight: 177 lbs (80 kg)
Plays: Right handed (single-handed backhand)
Tennis idols: Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg

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His agility and balance are stunning for such a powerful build
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Dan Thorp on Federer's incredible mobility



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