Roger Federer said: "I don't think his backhand down the line today was the difference maker. The difference was elsewhere, you know. But, yeah, he has it, you know, and he's tall and he's strong up there. He can loop it and come down on it, and that's why also I believe he's good on faster courts and on slower courts.
It's going to be very beneficial for his career. You know, obviously it's his footwork that's always on the aggressive side. Any short ball will be attacked, and I think he does that very, very well. He's one of the best at that in the game."