Originally Posted by dangalak
There is not a snowballs chance in hell that Federer strikes the ball as cleanly as Nalbandian does.
Actually he does, or at least he used to in his heyday. Federer only got anointed Sir Shank-a-lot from 2007 onwards. He hardly ever shanked balls, especially off his forehand from 2003-2006. If you disagree, please cite me a match from his prime where he was shanking as frequently as he does now, because having followed Federer since 2001, I sure don't remember any.