Roger Federer has made a brilliant start to 2017. (Roger Federer reveals the secret to his splendid form in 2017) His much talked about Australian Open victory was just the start as he looks to be in tremendous shape for the rest of the calendar year.
And he has just revealed the secret to his new found form – a bigger racquet !
Yes, something as simple as changing to a new racquet has been the catalyst to one of the greatest of all time playing some of the best tennis of his career. Federer credits his coach for this as it has helped him better his backhands in games.
“I think the backhand has gotten better because I have been able to put in so many hours onto the racquet now,” he told reporters following his fourth-round win at Indian Wells. “And since this year, I feel super comfortable with the racquet, and I think I have gained confidence stepping into it.
“I think it was the work that I had in [the offseason]. You never play 10 backhand-to-backhand shots, but in practice you practice those a ton and eventually they are ingrained in the system. You need good footwork, because if the footwork is not good, you won’t be on top of the ball.” (Roger Federer reveals the secret to his splendid form in 2017)
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Federer told his in post match press conference after he comfortably beat Rafael Nadal in the fourth round at Indian Wells.
Nadal also said that Federer’s returns had become better and he did not have any answers for them. (Roger Federer reveals the secret to his splendid form in 2017)
“It was obvious that I didn’t have the right answer for his returns,” he said. “I needed to neutralize the points. I needed to neutralize his first two balls, and I didn’t. I didn’t play my best match.”