Originally Posted by nereis
Anyone who has seen Nalbandian's match with Federer in the 2003 Australian Open and in their indoor matches would agree that David has the better pure ballstriking skills. Despite being 5'11 (at best) he just has the ability to outhit just about anyone on tour once shotmaking becomes more important than movement as is in an indoor tournament.
Federer has been so successful due to his superior mental toughness, match fitness and movement.
his being better at tennis has also served him well.