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Dementieva Hero video. Is it real?

This old and was probably discussed here before, but I can't find any threads about it.
The video looks CGI doctored- especially the way the balls jump out of the canisters and come to rest after bouncing. But, her serve is much better, so who knows?

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Re: Dementieva Hero video. Is it real?

That looks like Elena on a video game. Definitely not 100% real.
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Re: Dementieva Hero video. Is it real?

Great question! That seems incredibly hard to do, even for a pro. 4 in a row. Such small targets. And apparently on the first try. But the video and her statement at the end seem to indicate that it is real - I don't think she would make that statement falsely.
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Re: Dementieva Hero video. Is it real?

I think they're real. I mean, the other two are real as well.

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omg yes! elena's hero video was the first i watched. at first i thought it was just CGI, even the cheers sounded so fake, then they interviewed her and i was like wtf that was real... afterwards, i watched caroline's and venus' ones, and they both seemed pretty real, so i'm pretty confused now about elena's one.

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Umm as a junior I could hit cones placed in each corner of the service box 8 out of 10 times. When you aren't hitting it hard, your accuracy goes way up. Plus there is no pressure, like there is in a match. That being said cones are much larger than her target but as a professional tennis player, I am not surprised she can make those.
(They might have edited the takes though)

I watched Tommy Haas practise serving about 4 years ago and he would nail his targets every single time.
And his targets were single tennis balls!!!
His coach kept replacing them after he hit one.
He missed one, and had this 'did-I-just-miss-a-shot' look on his face. lol.
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Umm as a junior I could hit cones placed in each corner of the service box 8 out of 10 times.
Take it easy, big guy. I wouldn't want you to dislocate your shoulder.

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it was real

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Take it easy, big guy. I wouldn't want you to dislocate your shoulder.
Aww, I have a stalker fan.
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Aww, I have a stalker fan.
You're much funnier when you're not trying to be funny, you know.

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Re: Dementieva Hero video. Is it real?

Its probobly real, but it more than likely took more than a few takes to hit all the targets
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hmm tough one. But I think it is fake. When the canister has been knocked over, there's a red dot in it's place. Typically for games, not so typically for real life


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Real! Who can't do it in practise?? In Competition mentally could affect their ability

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it looks much like a fake one...but i don't think the whole looking-for-a-hero and her are such pathetic persons to make those things

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