Deleted member 744633
Its amazing to watch Stan when he’s on. It’s exactly how most club players wish they could play. I wish Federer could hit through the backhand like Stan can on slow surfaces. Federer does everything better than Stan except the backhand drive and this makes all the difference in the world against Djokovic. Djokovic gets a fair amount of cheap points from Federer by drawing the error or getting him to cough up a shorter ball on the backhand side. Wawrinka on the other hand can crush the backhand on a slower surface and get Djokovic scrambling.
Great post, fully agreed. From a Djokovic fan point of view though, it was really frustrating watching him several feet behind the baseline just trying to run every ball down rather than stepping up and taking it to Stan. I knew he was going to get hit off the court with that kind of a game plan. Djokovic definitely has a mental weakness against Stan, as you alluded to in your earlier post.