I know it may seem strange bearing in mind that he is regarded as one of the best baseliners and possessing one of the best returns of serve of all time. But when I look at Agassi's matches with Sampras I think that if he had varied his return of serve he could have had far more success over Pete than just trying to hit outright winners all the time. If you compare the return of serve style of Hewitt for example, you will see that he had far more success in dealing with the Pete serve than Andre ever did. Hewitt relied on quantity of returns and getting them low and forcing Pete to hit more volleys, whilst Agassi wanted to hit the clean winner time and again. I think Agasssi's strategy was, when Pete was on, futile. Pete always had the advantage as a server and since Agassi gave so much pace to the return Pete could usually punch some of the volleys a away for a winner as he was used to the pace of Agassi's return. Another example of varying the return was shown by Federer in his upset win over Sampras in the 4th round of Wimbledon. In that match Federer gave Sampras nightmares with bunted returns, low returns, topspin, drives etc. Sampras was virtually in trouble in 70% of his service games due to the amount of variety that Federer provided and had to face over 14 bp's. I firmly believe that if Agassi had added variety to his return style especially against Sampras ala Hewitt or Federer by slicing some returns or forcing Sampras to volley up alot more than he did he would have had more success over Sampras and over other heavy servers. Any thoughts?