I pretty much agree with leng jai:
- Less consistent, less aggressive forehand. Specifically being able to run around the forehand and take it "inside-in" down the line. It seems a bit less flat and more spin than before.
- Backhand is more consistent, perhaps slightly less aggressive though. TMC vs. Blake in '06 as an example.
- Movement has declined significantly, reaching for a lot more shots now, especially when stretched wide to the forehand side
- Unable to hit passing shots as consistently from either wing. These days his passing shots are mostly hitting it high and at at the opponent hoping for a weak volley, as opposed to actually passing them
- Serve has declined, less consistent power, 2nd serve not nearly as dangerous as before either
All of what I've said makes it seem as if he's declined significantly, but he hasn't, it's just those little things that make a difference at the highest level. It should be noted though that he's certainly playing at a higher level now than he was in 2010, so he's actually getting better compared to then.
Serve is actually not that different to me. He just doesn't seem to hit aces/unplayables on crucial points as often these days. His backhand in that 06 TMC match was by far the best hes ever hit it and pretty much a once off fluke.
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