Originally Posted by joeri888
he barely went up the line anyway with his forehand today. He did not Always hit the squash shot. He used to really use his pace to drill a running forehand either cross court or dtl.
Anyways, Fed and big points:
Fed has a bp conversion of 42% over his career, compared to Nadal's and Djokovic's 45
Fed saves 67% of bp's on his own serve. Compared to Nadal's 66 and Djokovic 65.
I didn't say he used to be better on big points than he is now. He was about equal maybe. However, he was way better at hitting big shots when he was playing well. Today he played well, yet still gave up cheap breaks and stuff. He just missed a lot less and was NEVER EVER overpowered (except for MAYBE once against Safin).
Well Roddick overpowered him for a set or 2 in wimbledon 2004.
I'm not saying Federer is as good as he was because he has lost so much footspeed, just that his strokes are working absolutely beautifully like they used to. I am 100% confident Murray and Djoker won't be able to break his backhand down for example.
I always noticed Federer using the squash shot most of the time, I really noticed it because I love big running forehands a la Sampras and Becker (and now Nadal), to me it seemed like it was the usual percentage of squash shots on the run against Tsonga but maybe you're right.