Written by Ian Westermann
Pro Footage — 21 January 2014
Roger Federer Ultimate Super Slow Motion Compilation

There’s no doubt that Roger Federer is one of the most beautiful players to watch on the court – especially when the footage you’re watching is in super slow motion!

The video above is a compilation of clips that I shot of Roger at the 2013 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

Included is nearly a half hour of his forehand, backhand, serve, and volleys. Watch to appreciate the finer details of his amazing technique, help relax before going to bed, or decrease your blood pressure at work :-)

Question: Do you think Roger has another Grand Slam left in the tank? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for watching! 

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  1. Hi,
    Could you let us know what camera was used to take these videos??

    Prad

  2. I think he definitely does have another grand slam in him! It may take a few things. 1. It may depend upon what his draw is like and who he meets in the semis and final! 2. He will definitely have to become more aggressive in two ways: 1. More serve and volley like when he was younger and beat Sampras at his own game in Wimbledon 2001. I believe this is in the works with Edberg as his coach! This will require better conditioning; but his conditioning isn't far off. He has it in him! 2. He will have to become less defensive. He must use less backhand slices, and more topspin backhands! He must go for more backhand winners! In my view that was the most obvious difference between himself and Wawringka in Australia! He will also have to go for more winner serve returns! He should, in my opinion hit more drop shots followed by offensive lobs! In sum, he has to improve his all court game and use every shot in the book. He certainly has them! The only shot he does not have is a two hand backhand! It offers definite advantages over his one hander in certain on-court situations; less racquet preparation time required, that means quicker reply time, taking time from opponents, and more potential power! These are the reasons 2-hand backhands have become so prevalent in the modern game! A definite plus in his favor is that he will improve in any case, no matter what, as he gets more and more experience with his new racquet, and more confidence with it, and the more time he spends with Edberg! In his semifinal match down under, he seemed less confident than he has been throughout his amazing career! Confidence (or lack thereof) is an intangible that appeared all too tangible against Nadal! It takes extreme confidence in your shot-making to go for and make the winners that are required to win a grand slam! It must be unflinching, continuous and with no fear! But this is how he has played all his life! Finally, he is obviously playing better than Murray, who owns two recent grand slams! So, to me, he has the ability to win not one, but even a few more grand slams. I believe his motivation is to put more distance between himself and Nadal, who, if he can sustain his physical health, is obviously a threat to surpass Fed's record 17 Grand slams!

  3. Maybe Roger gets another Slam, but the stars will have to be aligned just right, as they were for Stan.

    Although Roger's racquet follow-thru on the forehand mostly went across his upper left arm, a few times it went over his shoulder and around his head, ala Rafa. Why do you suppose he did that when he did it?

    • Contrary to popular opinion, Fed doesn't only use an Eastern forehand grip! He also uses a semi-western, like Rafa, for more spin, that depending upon where the contact point with the ball is, both low and high, requires a buggy whip follow through!

  4. WATCH! Feds shoulder turn on backhand AND his elbow pointing on the backswing. Two VERY IMPORTANT parts of the stroke to remember for everybody. PRACTICE these two elements and the improvement will be excitingly better. That doesn´t mean that there are other subtle elements to all the strokes that need to be highlighted.

  5. Of course I believe Roger Federer has another Grand Slam left in the tank. He is playing with a lot of confidence and seems to be enjoying himself on the court. His chance of winning the 2014 Australilan Open is as good as another other player. He is so graceful and smooth; we can learn alot just by watching him play. Thank you for the videos of Roger.

  6. Hi Ian, watching Fed this summer in Oz has been great. He is using a variety of different plays, which I think should help him against Rafael. He appears to be going down the line with more penetration through the court during baseline exchanges as well as being a little more aggressive overall. Last night against Murray, he took every chance to come to net when Andy was either off balance, or single handed BH. With this mind set, and approach, and the draw falls his way, then he has another Slam in him. The new stealth racquet is becoming very comfortable for Fed and at times pays dividends with a little extra punch through the court. Can't wait for the SF.

  7. Thank you for the compilation of Roger's shots, as you say they are beautiful. I remembered when you put music to a previous slow motion of him practicing and thought I'd play some music in the background, for me slow movement from violin concertos (the Sibelius one worked particularly well) seems to complement his exquisitely gorgeous movement – of course for others heavy rock may be more to their taste – each to his own………………….

  8. I think he has one more Grand Slam title coming to him. It's just a matter of luck. If a few of the top players get eliminated early then Federer will have a chance. This Australian open 2014 might just be the one. He just beat Andy Murray. Novak Djokovic is out. Nadal looked shaky against both Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov. If he has a slightly off day when he meets Federer in the next round, then it just might happen. Federer has a larger 100 sq. inch racket frame now. It's just a matter of time until he becomes accustomed to it and takes advantage of all the benefits it confers. As well, I think confidence, mental toughness, and how one's body feels all ebb and flow. It's true for everyone. It's true for Federer. He had a bad 2013, it's time all these factors ebb back in his favour in 2014. I think this is the year