Originally Posted by 5263
Only thing odd about that is everyone was blown away that VERY common Jr
strategy would work on the ATP against maybe the best player of all time!
And yes...that is strategy and takes a ton of dedication to employ.
It also pitted a forehand against a backhand, the best topspin against the second best one, and (as the next shot), an ambidextrous backhand which was really another forehand. "Lesser Nadals" like Verdaco and Lopez could not succeed against Federer.