Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan
The BH DTL always gives Federer problems. One of the reasons that JCF, Andre, and Nalbandian had success against him the past is that they can hit that shot as good as anyone. Federer tends to give up that shot--if you can hit it consistently, which most players cannot, you can really trouble him. I see Federer pulling it out in two tough sets.
Yep, the main reason being that federer likes to cover his weaker backhand wing as much as he can, so he can hit his fh most of the time.
But I think its not a bad tactic because the Bh dtl is a low percentage play in comparison with other shots that one can hit. If you dont hit it properly, you open up the cross-court angle, and the net is also higher here.
Federer needs a forehand squash shot. That would really help him defend against bh dtl.