Originally Posted by dangalak
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.
Federer is the only player I've seen who can beat some of the best players in the world even when he's playing terrible Tennis (by professional standards, not just his). He seems to have the power to make his opponents play even worse than he does. I can't explain it.