From time to time a new Federer video comes out that deserves it's very own post on my blog and that's the case here as one of the best Federer Tribute Videos of all time from 1893stuttgartschwabe was uploaded yesterday.
It features some great clips from the 2012 season including many of the key points in the Wimbledon Semi final against Djokovic and the final against Murray. You tend to forget just how immense some of the shots are that Roger comes up with on the big points like the stop volley at set point in the final; just genius or pure brilliance I guess you could say.
I really like how the video features snippets of commentary that run in the background, with some real gems from Robbie Koenig, Mark Petchey and even Andrew Castle of all people! They work really well alongside the music and the speed of the footage. I think this video is remarkably well put together and runs seamlessly for 10 minutes without any silly interchanges or stop/starting which means you don't lose interest half way through.
I also love the slow-mo clips of Roger hitting his top spin backhand, it's one of the most attractive shots in the game and you are able to see just how much talent and technique is needed to execute that type of shot perfectly and not spray the ball all over the shop.
It's a truly epic video and I'd like to say thanks to Rick aka 1893stuttgartschwabe for putting together such an awesome channel for us fans to enjoy.
Hope you enjoy the video and let me know your favourite bit of it in the comments below.
Oh and finally, I should have posted this a while ago, but for people who comment on my blog and would like their picture to show up next to their comment all you have to do is sign up to gravatar and upload a picture – https://en.gravatar.com/
It's a 2 second job and it'd be cool if regular commenters had a picture to more easily identify with for both me and other readers.