Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan
Federer's net play has slowly deteriorated as he has gone away from the S/V game and even throughout this year. His volleying during the summer hardcourt season was quite poor and that includes the US OPen.
Do you have the 'points won/lost at the net' stat of Fed at USO? I think it must be around 50%. Lots of times I've seen him there it was either a passing or a low ball practically imposible to reach by any of the best volleyer in history.
IMO it wasnt mostly bad volleying but more of a mix of bad decisions approachig the net trying desperately to shorten points and good shots by the opponents. But you are right Federer's volley is not what used to be.
I don't remember when did he exactly stop doing S/V. Was it before or after he started to dominate?