Originally Posted by man_untd11
Federer takes his earlier (closer to the baseline) so he doesn't give up court positioning. It might not be as big or have as much spin but just being closer to the baseline opens up the court more and gives him more options. Plus, he has a sick slice. I'd rather take Federer's backhand.
Agreed. Gasquet stands too far back.
Fed's shot is more versatile.
But they are both beautiful strokes.