Federer's forehand is garbage now. He can't hit a winner unless it's the second ball off a serve. Not sure how people can STILL not see this.I think that is a myth. he is not able to pull the trigger in as many situations (he used to be able to rip winners even on the run 7 feet behind the Baseline because his footwork was so good) anymore because his footwork has declined but he is still hitting A TON of FH winners, probably still the most on the ATP tour.
also his serve is still extremely good, maybe even better than it was in 2007 (his hold percentage is a whopping 91% this year which is higher than it was in each year from 05-07 but slightly lower than in 04).
I think what has declined is his return game but his hold game is still as good as it was 5 or 6 years ago.
even with his declined return ability there are simply not many players being able to break his serve so it is hard to beat him.
also of course the field behind him is rather weak in 2014 which is helping him (slumping murray, nadal injured or out of shape all the time) and the young guys still not stepping up all the way.
Have you not seen the recent statistics where Federer loses to just about every opponent 2:1 from the baseline? He's probably got among the fewest FH winners in the top 50.