*MADRID SPOILERS MAYBE* Todays match was awesome. I'm very happy Federer won. Here's the reference highlight video for some times I'm going to point out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF6icB8r1Pg I'm watching the highlights and it seems Federer played outstanding today. From what I can see, Federer did a lot of things right today, and it baffled Nadal just a little bit: I'm looking at highlights, and it looked like Fed did a LOT of things right in that match: Staying steady on break points Yes he did. Kept his head straight. Plus the next point helped him too: Serving was on fire! Thank you Jesus! It failed him in AO2009, but it really was here today. Especially that nasty kick serve! If it wasn't an ace, it set Federer up really well in the rally. It won him a lot of points and saved him from bps and unfavorable points in the match. Check out (1:07 ) Guarding the backhand. Federer made a handful of backhand errors at the start, so he started playing a little safer with it. He started cheating over to his backhand side so he could run around it a lot of the times. FOREHAND ON No need to mention this, it speaks for itself. He was thumping the ball this way and that, and a lot of running around inside-in and inside out forehands that painted the lines and nadal couldn't get to. (check out 00:18-00:25, 00:55-1:06, 1:46, 2:00, 3:40 - 3:50, 5:15) DROP SHOT He needs to use this more against everyone. It makes for short points, and he hits it the best out of all the players on tour. Murray and Djokovic can learn from this *Roddick has a great forehand dropper though*. It literally stops, and he can just wait for the point to be finished. (Check out 2:15-2:40, 3:50), He won a couple of points against Nadal today with sick drop shots out of nowhere. It would be a good tactic at the French. See my other topic topic. Movement was on! He was moving really well, like a gazelle. He ran around his backhand really well, and got up to the net very fast. Haven't seen him move this well since AO2009 final or AO2009 vs. Del Potro or USOpen2008 vs. Murray / Djokovic. As a result, Nadal was only able to hit 12 winners on Federer, had to go for more, and made 16 errors (Fed made 25 winners, 25 errors) Fed described it as a perfect match, I agree.