If you're lucky you might get to watch Roger Federer courtside a few times a year but many of us only get to see the Swiss Maestro playing on our TV screens.
Usually, tennis is only ever shown at one specific camera angle during play, with an occasional secondary camera available for replays depending on the setup.
However, that angle rarely gives us a good look at stroke production, footwork, ball trajectory and spin. Luckily, as is often the case YouTube and Tennis fans have combined to find the answer: Court Level Footage.
This is by far my favourite angle to watch from so I decided to look through my YouTube favourites list and put together a quick compilation of videos that show Roger hitting at court level.
There is a mixture of practice and some match play with footage taken by fans across the globe. I personally prefer the practice vids as the footage is usually more stable and at a better angle.
Some of the best clips are usually filmed in Indian Wells as the facilities there lend themselves peRFectly for fans to capture practices from the back of the court as you can get the camera extremely close.
Roger Federer Full Practice BNP Paribas Open 2019
Roger Federer / Tomas Berdych Practice (Court Level 60fps) Indian Wells 2018
Roger Federer Indian Wells 2017 R2 – Courtside
Roger Federer – Court Level Points 2018
Federer Training 2018 Court Level View (HD)
Roger Federer – Ultimate Collection of Court Level Points
Federer vs Zverev – Stuttgart 2018 – Court Level View
Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2014
Federer vs Zverev [COURT LEVEL VIEW] – London 2018
Roger Federer vs Gael Monfils at Cincy – A magic performance – August 2014
Hopefully, we get to see more of this type of footage from the main broadcasters whereby you can choose which angle you want to watch from.
What is your favourite angle to watch from? Do you like court level footage? If you watch live, where do you like to sit? Let me know in the comments.