Roger Federer Footwork Secrets Revealed – 3 Steps You MUST Copy

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Roger Federer Footwork Secrets Revealed – 3 Steps You MUST Copy
Roger Federer is known as one of, if not the best mover on a tennis court, in the history of tennis. Federer’s footwork is the glue that gels his entire game together, allowing him to defend in points when he has to, then attack when he gets the chance.
There are three main steps that you must copy if you want to improve your own footwork:
1. The split-step
2. The crossover step
3. The cross-behind step
Many tennis players overlook the importance of having good tennis footwork and using the correct footwork patterns when playing the sport.
There are many good ball strikers when the ball comes at them, but if you move them and get them hitting on the run, their ability to hit those good forehands and backhands diminishes.

Roger Federer’s Footwork Secrets Revealed:

Step One – The Split-Step
Roger Federer’s split-step is explosive and allows him to use the ground as a springboard. Federer’s split-step is in sync with his opponent’s contact point, which means Federer is either in the air or close to landing when his opponent makes contact with the ball. The split-step allows tennis players to be both balanced and ready to move in any direction. When you land on the split-step, you should have a wide, athletic stance and be on the balls of your feet, which will help you push off in any direction.

Step Two – The Crossover Step
Roger Federer uses the crossover step very often in matches, mainly when recovering from wider balls. A good crossover step will allow you to cover a great distance with just one or two steps. It’s also very energy efficient due to the momentum you can create with the step, so will save you time and energy during your own tennis matches.

Step Three – The Cross-Behind Step
Roger Federer uses the cross-behind step mainly when he is recovering from a deep ball, and his legs are not aligned. If your outside foot is further back than your inside foot, the crossover step is not possible but you can use a cross-behind step to still cover a good distance and save energy.

Video Timeline:
00:00 – Roger Federer Footwork Secrets Intro
00:35 – Roger Federer’s Split Step
2:21 – Roger Federer’s Crossover Step
3:39 – Roger Federer’s Cross-Behind Step
5:29 – Pros Revolution Course

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Top Tennis Training - Pro Tennis Lessons says:

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Παναγιωτα ! says:

Thank you for the lesson keep up the good work 😍😍

NLTennis24 says:

What do you think above Medvedevs footwork, like what makes him so fast at 6’6


Thank you so much for this useful video 🎾👌

Cflores5683 says:

Great video!

Dmitry Private says:

Simon, very good and useful video. Thank you.

Btw, if you take away Federer’s footwork, his forehand, his backhand, and his looks, you must be looking at my video.
(Although my wife says that when I was his age I didn’t look bad either 🙂

indy377 says:

Been watching all of the slo-mo fed videos and trying to work out a pattern to copy his footwork. And you guy come up with this video!! You guys are just the best 👏

Ronaldo Seradilla says:

Awesome footwork thanks 👍again .

Lucas Oliveira says:

i was looking for a federer footwork video yesterday and today you guys just upload a video about it, amazing!

Rajesh Singh says:

Federer has great steps

David Bartosik says:

You made my day. I've been waiting for this since Saturday. Great work Simon, on explaining all the intricacies of the strokes. You are the best!!

Top Tennis Training - Pro Tennis Lessons says:

Who has the best footwork and movement? Federer? Nadal? Djokovic? Someone else?

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