Watching Rafa's IW matches against Fed, wanted to put down some thoughts about differences between how Djok plays Rafa versus how Fed plays him. Obviously Djok's had more success against Rafa than Fed, so this is more of an analysis rather a critique of any player. Fed has often come in to the net, at times late without fully being committed to it, gotten passed (admittedly with some good passing shots from Nadal) and then has had the look of someone who's seen a ghost (I say that as a Fed fan). Even when Fed hits to Rafa's backhand using his BH or inside-in FH, Rafa can still go cross court to a comparatively more open court. Djok's court positioning is better in this regard since he's not running around his BH. It looks to me like Djok hits the ball way harder, taking Rafa's time away to make the great defensive shots that he generally does against Fed. I think Fed did hit his forehand harder today in the IW 2012 SF. Obviously Djok's 2hander is comparatively more reliable than Fed's 1HBH against Rafa's high bouncing top spin. Especially true for the DTL shot.