Originally Posted by cc0509
So what would you give prime Federer out of 10 if Nadal and Djokovic are 10/10 on defense?
I would personally give Federer a 7-8 on defense. Don't get me wrong, he was very good in that department, but not the very best. Defense is not what comes to mind when you think of prime Federer. He was an attacking player who used to finish matches with 50-70 winners frequently. With Nadal, people always acknowledged his footspeed and girt...especially early on. Agassi wrote about his match with Nadal at Toronto in 2005 and gave Nadal credit for being the finest defender he has ever played.