The ATP 500 tournament held in Halle has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This has led to people remembering some amazing moments that took place there. One of those moments was about Swiss star Roger Federer getting a taste of his own medicine. Check it out.
Das Rasenturnier @ATPHalle muss dieses Jahr leider ausfallen. Wir blicken gerne zurück auf das Jahr 2015, als TV-Kommentator Matthias Stach beim Kleinfeldduell @rogerfederer mit einem Tweener überraschte.🎾😱😎 pic.twitter.com/Sefn1QgMsg
— tennis MAGAZIN (@tennismagazin) April 2, 2020
Roger Federer Gets A Taste Of His Own Medicine
In the video, we see Roger Federer volley-rallying with sports commentator Matthias Stach. After a little bit of volleying, Matthias is lobbed by Roger. He chooses to take inspiration from his opponent and pulls off a tweener passing shot with absolute perfection.
After passing his opponents with tweeners, Roger could only expect that he would also be passed with one. I am sure Novak Djokovic will have a smile on his face when he sees this. The reason for that is the video below that was taken at the 2009 US Open. I think we all remember this video.
Roger Federer stunned the world with this tweener against Novak Djokovic. Novak finally got his revenge against Roger in the form of Mathias Stach. So, every time he watches the video of Roger getting passed by a tweener, he will have a smile on his face.
Jokes aside, I think we can all understand the difficulty of playing a tweener. The fact that people like Roger Federer can use it to hit winners is even more impressive. As tennis fans, we can only hope that we will get to see more shots like this but sadly we will have to wait.
The suspension of the ATP tour has been extended to July. If the current situation continues we might not see any tennis this year. The best we can do is hope that does not happen and we get to see more tweeners from the tweener master Roger Federer.