Originally Posted by zagor
However, Novak hardly played only defensive tennis, he ran Fed around as well and took control of the point many time with his FH (especially his inside out FH to Fed's BH was brutal), was aggressive on the ROS (not easy to do on Fed's serve)etc.
Fed's BH, especially DTL has been erratic since the USO. Many times during the match, Fed hit his BH crosscourt, very measured, back to Djok when he should have gone DTL but he hasn't been able to trust it. While Fed did up his play during the SF/F, he's generally been patchy this fall in many areas - BH, ROS and even the FH and serve at times.