Seeing him yesterday just refreshed my memory about how great of a player he is. HIs talent and vareity will allow him to be as great as Federer is in 2 or 3 years. Similarities can be made between him now and Federer at 19. Both huge talents just not fully developed. However I think Gasquet is ahead of Federer when he was 19 for these reasons - 1. Gasquet does not have a weak backhand. Federer did. in fact it is a huge strenth, so no one will be able to pick on that. Gasquet is also stronger than Federer was at 19. 2. Gasquet has a great forehand. Granted not as good as Fed's now, but he has the ability to produce different paces and spins, and if you have ever seen him flatten one out, it is a fierce weapon. 3. Gasquet's serve is better than Fed's was. Gasquet's fastest serve yesterdaay was 215 kph (134 mph). You're not going to see Fed hit anything like that (although Federer is currently much better at utilizing his serve). 4. Variety - Gasquet can do it all, half volleys, drop shots, touch shots, slice, angles. He moves up the court all the time and is VERY comfy at net. Not much he cannot do. Gasquet's major obstacle right now is his mentality and his strategy. Sometimes it doesn't seem like he has a game plan. But once things start flowing, it looks like he just plays on instinct and comes up with sheer brilliance. Problem is, he doesn't do that consistently as he often gets down on himself. However I think this will improve as he gets older.