Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
If Gasquet had an inferior backhand he probably would have never beaten Roger, let alone done it twice and won sets on other occasions, as he is signifcantly inferior in every other aspect of the game (maybe only slightly inferior in volleys).
He probably has a better PEAK BH than Federer.
On an average day though, his BH requires too much timing to take on the rise. Federer doesn't even need to play that well to do it consistently.
Also, you underestimate the difference form can make. If Federer plays subpar and Gasquet plays well, you have Federer being unable to break Gasquet's serve and Gasquet hitting not only BH but also FH winners for fun.