Originally Posted by Federer20042006
Gasquet's backhand, while an impressive shot to watch, seems to compromise his movement. Not only does he stand way back, but it takes a ton of preparation.
Federer can successfully half volley from the baseline if he wants. The only place I'm taking Gasquet's is clay.
Hamburg 2005 comes to mind when Gasquet beat Federer in that 5 set epic saving match pts (when federer only lost 4 matches all year and the only guy he didn't have match points against was Guga Kuerten in the French Open that year)