Federer has played the last year and half at an incredibly high level. Do I think he played better than 10 years ago? Yes and no. Today, he has a better serve, better volley and anticipation at the net, and his backhand is equal or better than what it was 10 years ago. However, the forehand is clearly not at its best and he is not as athletic, which means he can't grind like he could when he was 24 and his defense to offense is not the same. I do believe he is more aggressive today than he was 10 years ago and his opponents do have less time to react, which translates into him ending points quicker. So from a tennis player standpoint, you could argue that he is better in some ways but he is not the athlete that he once was.