Disagree. He didn’t have to use as much in 2014 and Roddick allowed him to play in his comfort zone. Only for short rallies and points and Roddick is not exactly the hardest to hit winners past even Murray in 09 got 76 past him and he isn’t the best attacker. Fed did return better in 09 but both still mediocre.yeah, Federer did use his ground game quite a bit in Wim 09 final.
Federer was making Djokovic's serve look like Sampras' in the 14 final (minus the 4th set). For all the talk about Federer not returning well in Wim 09 final, he returned worse in Wim 14 final.
Wim 09 final > Wim 14 final.
14 final was way way better imo.