No Fed in Miami. But here’s some Fed at Indian Wells, schooling some kid named Zverev.
It was only a practice match, as Zverev stayed around after losing in the qualifying and got some quality hits in against some very good players – not only his brother, but beyond.
Here are a few moments. The kid got pwned. Biggest thing you notice is the difference in the footwork – the crisp, explosiveness of Fed, especially on that first recovery step back in to the court, and the languid feet of the kid. Probably a big reason why he’s not in position to hit the ball at times.
But he’s a kid.
You’d think he’d have picked Federer’s brain all he could when they sat down on changeovers. I mean, we all would, right? But there was very, very little chatting. Maybe, like most teenagers, he wanted to make it seem like NBD.