federer is my favorite player. though my game is more similar to safins; my next favorite player. i often watch tape of federer's matches. i've watched the AO safin final about 5 times. it seems that there was something different about him. his mannerisms at times could be characterized as feminen. the way he tossed his hair, slumped his shoulders, and leaned his head back. he looked a bit like a prince. now contrast that with tape i have of him when he had his hair slicked back. mind you i don't have much of this old stuff left, but federer looks like a different guy, tougher; meaner more intimidating....his shoulders are are up and he's got that tough guy strutt going. my vote is for fed to go back to his old hair style. a guy like safin feeds on any sign of weakness. my guess is fed would have pulled out that match point with the old hair style. anyone remember in psych 101 those studies that showed people behaved the way the were dressed/looked????