Originally Posted by WyverN
The key will be if Federer's backhand is working. Virtually every backhand shot of Lleyton's will go cross court to Federers backhand so it will put under a lot of pressure.
The backhand was still a bit shaky against Reid (compared to Houston form where he was blasting winners past winners from the backhand as well), particularly early on but the forehand - wow. I know Nadal has a amazing forehand but Federer kills it in terms of control, placement and pace when needed.
If Federer hits a more effective forehand than Nadal did tonight I'd be very shocked and very impressed. Nadal was hitting forehands faster than he was serving!