Originally Posted by Federer20042006
Federer was overpowering Djokovic in the backhand exchanges. He lost the first set by 2 points and then blew a break lead serving for the 2nd set. Federer's weakness in that match was moving to his forehand, not his backhand.
Federer's backhand was terrible in that matches LEADING UP TO the Djokovic match, but it came alive against Djokovic.
Sometimes, I think people just talk in general terms based on what announcers say rather than actually watching how matches play out. "Oh, the announcer just talked about how Federer can't afford to get into too many cross court backhand rallies with Djokovic. Never mind that Federer is winning most of them and looks stronger off that wing than Djokovic today."
Argh, you're right. Federer's backhand was overpowering Djokivic's. Federer actaully won 4 more points than Djokivic in the first set. I agree Federer's main problem was when Djokovic would hit a DTL BH during the BH to BH exchange and then Federer was on the run hitting a FH. Both players would do this but Djokovic had an easier time executing this play. Why do you think that is?