Originally Posted by dangalak
Back then, he wasn't as good as he turned out to be.
But I severely doubt that Federer would be FEDERER if he had a 2 handed backhand. And it's not just for asthetic reasons.
Federer with a 2-handed backhand might've won a few of the Slams he lost but he'd lost more than a few of the Slams he won as well, IMO. So he didn't lose much. So, in essence, I agree with you.