I am a huge Federer fan, but I've had some thoughts about him that I haven't read anyone voice anywhere (admittedly, I don't spend a whole lot of time on the boards), and was wondering what others thought: 1. I've often thought he gets into a bit of a ******* contest with his opponents, for instance, the epic Wimbledon match with Nadal, in my opinion, wouldn't have been so hard if he'd've serve and volleyed more often. It seemed, from watching, in my opinion, that he was thinking, "I'm Federer. I will beat you AT Wimbledon playing you at YOUR game - baseline tennis." Rather than, "I'm going to do what it takes to put this thing away". 2. Roger's always struck me as a great player when ahead early. There was, no doubt, an intimidation factor by which he expected opponents to wilt before they even stepped on court with him that was a legitimate part of his success in mid-career. I think he thinks he still has that, but he doesn't. So now, in the later years of his career, he actually has to gut some of these matches out - get hungry, dig deep, sweat for crying out loud!!!! - but I don't see him getting passionate that way. I sense a resignation in him when a match begins to get contested, and certainly when an opponent is hustling and he isn't. I remember reading somewhere that Roger said he threw tantrums early in his career, and I'm not advising a return to that, but I think someone ought to tell him to fire himself up during a match. I'm suggesting the great Fed needs a head-coach! Thoughts?