Originally Posted by TMF
People rate Fed's bh only against Nadal, but they should compare to the rest of the players on the tour. Should we rate Pete's serve on slow surface or clay and ignore the fast surfaces? No, they should see the whole picture. Also, Fed is playing in a current condition that is the toughest for a 1 handed backhand. Had he played in the 90s or before, it would be even better.
You get a lot of crap from certain members sometimes for your statements regarding Fed, but in the above paragraph I think you gave a great defense of his game and are completely spot on. It's true, his game would often get scrutinized and analyzed against this one particular player match up on slower and high bouncing surfaces (news flash current terrain favors the grinders), but not as a whole. Full flight Fed's weapons are unstoppable. He's got the whole package.