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pictwittercom/Ap8aZGhBNf — Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) 29 January 2017 But not Federer they loved him like their beer at Melbourne They could have him any time of the day That’s because even at 35 the father of four is the life of any party He is the antidote to tennis’s modern day brutal but predictable avatar Patience-testing rallies of those baseline bums who were virtually indistinguishable from each other were getting terribly boring Slow courts extra-zinging strings those ever-increasing sweet spots of space-age rackets were cutting errors and making greats look like the greatest The exquisitely handcrafted players their muscle groups worked on by teams of trainers and their minds fine-tuned by previous champs never tired Tennis was once called boxing with a net in between; now it resembled mixed martial arts in a cage Modern-day players resembled factory-assembled F1 cars You wondered how soon ATP would propose a season-ending “Makers Medal” to acknowledge the efforts of the men behind these machines The industrial revolution swept modern tennis but Federer remained the proud craftsman refusing to change his tools It wasn’t a fight to stay relevant but it was always about being the leader In his pursuit to be the best despite the changes around he remained an ardent adherent of classicism The purity of his art makes him the hero of all “player-fans” In a survey covering 25 countries he was voted as the second-most trusted man on earth after Nelson Mandela Bill Gates Warren Buffet and Bono trailed him but still on big match days you always had doubts That Federer backhand is breathtaking but it has an air of vulnerability around it now Like most things that are delicately beautiful it too comes with a fragile tag It’s tough being Federer and keeping the flame alive Watch him closely when he parks himself on the baseline countering the waves of attack launched by those bazookas across the net and you feel for him His game plan on most days and even last week against Nadal is to meet the ball early and dispatch it back It’s his old trick the quick counter is to hustle the baseline sluggers catch them on the wrong foot deny them the space to swing their arm and eat into their time to load up for those monster hits Against the likes of Nadal Federer tries to build a wall bang on the baseline that rebounds every shot fired at him virtually with the same intensity if not more This method to neutralise the power hitters is an open secret but it’s easier preached than practised You need God-given gifts to follow this plan For that you need to be omnipresent or like Federer be a cat chasing a fuzzy yellow ball as if on a blazing tin roof That brings us to the famous Federer footwork — that one trait that makes him float above the battlefield and makes the pundits pros and peers go weak in their knees For someone who is 85 kg and 6” 1’ the sleekly-built star is surprisingly lithe on his feet While chasing a ball he doesn’t over-run thus avoiding the risk of getting cramped Rarely does he end up over-stretching because of a misjudged stride Shot after shot the fleet-footed star follows that same energy-efficient footwork pattern The Federer die-hards who haven’t taken their gaze away from him for decades talk about the surprising lack of shoe “chirp” — that squeaky sound of fresh soles on finely polished hard courts — when he glides around the court That’s because those giant initial strides and even those minor small adjustment steps at crunch time just before reaching the ball aren’t hurried or unsure It’s his beautiful balance an envy of most of his rivals which simplifies the complicated art of “sprint-slow down-stop-hit-turn around-sprint-slow down-stop-hit” Keep an eye on him when he is pushed out of the court by say a fierce Nadal top-spinner wide on the backhand side Federer sure-footed as ever races towards the ball and then suddenly breaks the sprint and comes to a grinding halt He ensures that he maintains that precise distance from the ball so that he gets a free swing of the racket to belt the living daylights out of the ball For that micro-second while meeting the ball he is planted stoutly on the ground and only after he completes the exaggerated follow-through of that “butterfly flap” would he move towards the centre again Lesser players take the extra step or a hop to get their balance some even one more step to recovery So on most days Federer is a couple of steps ahead of the competition At home after a month in Australia Huge thanks to all of you for your unbelievable support pictwittercom/zy7M0HDTHx — Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) 30 January 2017 Michael Jordan defied gravity at least his shoe manufacturers wanted the kids to believe that Federer even physicists agree questions the law of inertia about moving objects Back to last Sunday and that one-of-a-kind down the line half-volley Federer winner from the baseline at 30-30 in the second game of the third set After a longish rally Federer is pushed to the backhand corner and Nadal hits deep on the forehand side The ball lands very close to the baseline Instincts tell you to move back diagonally to retrieve the ball However men like Federer do things differently He darts parallel to the baseline and miraculously settles into a half-squat waits for the ball and plays it back with the short back lift as if on a table tennis table At the Rod Laver arena they were shaking their heads in disbelief; around the world sofa springs in living rooms were bouncing under the weight of delirious fans However the ones clapping loudest and in a state of disbelief were those who have held a racket and tried to hit an on-the-run ground stroke They knew this wasn’t just another winner Even hours of training for years wouldn’t see you pull off this one This wasn’t about good hands muscle memory or creative coaching In Federer’s case the real talent was stored above the shoulders As they said about Socrates and even Dhyanchand “When you think he will pass he shoots when you think he will shoot he passes” Had Federer not won would his legacy be different Probably yes it would surely be a shade duller There would be an asterisk an ultimate anti-climax His page in the history book would have an apologetic rider A volatile teen with a pony tail peerless champ with sublime skills inexpressively aggressive on court teary-eyed with silverware expressive wife in stands a pair of twins at home restrained charm — in short a typically neutral Swiss — but he choked when facing the other great player of the era and his only true rival: Nadal Former World No1 Mats Wilander the bohemian Swede known for his unconventional choices in life had once made a highly objectionable comment “Rafael has one thing that Roger doesn’t Balls I don’t even think Rafael has two I think he has three Federer might have them but they shrink to a very small size It’s not once it’s every time” he said after Rafa had dumped Federer in another Slam 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