‘Roger Federer is always out-thinking you and ready to embarrass you," says former US Open opponent – Tennishead

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Roger Federer is always out-thinking you on a tennis court and thats what makes him so special, says a former US Open opponent.

Scoville Jenkins got a dream draw against Federer at the 2007 US Open, although it finished in a predictable straight sets demolition job.

His abiding memory of the match, though, was not Federers technique, but his brain.

Youre always feeling under pressure like if I dont do something hes just gonna go back into maybe hitting a great forehand across or up the line and a sliced short to then pull me up the line, Jenkins said of Federer.

I have to be on the offence, you feel so much pressure to be able to do something or he will embarrass you.

I would say the biggest thing with Roger Federer is youre playing chess out there with him and hes just constantly a step ahead of you and you know it.

You know every shot he hits is to set up the next shot and when you are playing him Im thinking if I dont hit this good enough then I already know what hes gonna do to me.

I watched him do it on TV millions of times you know and so youre always feeling like hes out-thinking you, outplaying you, hes a step ahead of you.

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'Roger Federer is always out-thinking you and ready to embarrass you," says former US Open opponent - Tennishead

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