this match was yet another example of a match federer lost primarily due to his backhand. everytime i see a thread on this board claiming that federer has one of the (or the best) best backhands in the game i laugh. sure, he's got a lot of variety and can hit some amazing shots with it, but it simply won't hold up against weapons like nadal's forehand or djokovic's fh/bh. he'll eventually make an error or drop the ball short. federer doesn't even have a top 10 backhand in the world. anyone who argues that statement hasn't watched enough of federer's matches.