Tips & Tricks

The Trick Shot: Using the Whole Court

Federer makes full use of the court — including the service-box areas — better than anyone else on the tour.Most players (like Lleyton Hewitt) spend their time hoping to keep the ball deep. Federer seems to spend his time ... Read more »

Breakdown of Roger Federer’s tennis serve

Roger Federer has one of the most smooth and effortless tennis serves in the world and he has one of the most underrated serves going around. Although Federer does not reach quite the speeds of some of the other professional tennis ... Read more »

First Serve: Taking Charge Early

Federer has a terrific serve, regularly clocking in at 115-125 m.p.h., but unlike, say, Andy Roddick, he’s not looking for the ace.Instead, he uses it to set up a killing follow-up shot or to take command of a rally. His most basic ... Read more »