These guys serve very consistently and locate serves to set up points. If I could only practice one shot this would be the one. Notice how compact their motions are for the loading phase. Personally, after experimenting with many different styles of serve, I find compact motions have led to better outcomes. The main reason is that the ball is easier to time with all the various links that need to smoothly launch and “find” the ball.
This clip is a great view of where the ball is tossed and how Federer opens up the court on a wide inside-out pitch that kicks into the stands. Power is not the priority here. It’s placement. And the ball clears the highest part of the net with a great bend. All of his body is used to generate this shot with seemingly effortless movement. Also, for this kind of kick he uses a slightly more exaggerated serve grip past his first serve grip to create more spin. Aiming for a target in the service box and working on a “kick right” bounce is a great way to practice this technique.
Bob Bryan’s volley is very compact and is it with little spin. This produces very consistent ball. He starts with his hands low and his racquet just a little above his wrist. He prepares racquet head at the ball height and hits through the volley with little spin. He is very comfortable taking the volley with an open stance.
See how to volley to volley at the service line while moving laterally and targeting back to your hitting partner.
Notice that having a wide base and good balance allows for consistent results while hitting forehand volleys.
This is a Federer brief of his diet, training and technique.
Compilation Video of Shots
During the off season Federer works out off court about ten hours per week, less during scheduled tournament play.
He uses leg presses, bench presses, the fly, leg squats, bicep curls, tricep curls, push-ups, and ab work.
WARM UP JOGGING VARIATIONS
Side steps, butt kicks, high knees, Carioca steps, jump-ups.
CARDIO WARM UP JUMP ROPE
Slow to fast reps with different variations.
CORE STRENGTHLATERAL LUNGES & MEDICINAL BALL
1.Ab workouts, lateral lunges, medicine ball with footwork drills.The core strength is developed from a strong course. For that, Federer spends good amount of time practicing lateral lunges and medicinal ball.
2. Band workouts.
3. Hit on one leg.
4. Interval training: work hard for 20 seconds then rest for 20 seconds.
5. Reaction Drills
6. COORDINATION-CONE DRILL; hit balls combined with different movement drills.
Federer makes gets 10 hours sleep. Drink and eat right after workouts— carbs, proteins, and electrolytes.
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Roger Federer Forehand
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One handed backhand slice
Roger Federer Forehand and Backhand Volleys
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