so I was watching an old video of a match between Gaudio and Rios back in 2003 when they played the semis of Viña del Mar. During the post-match interview Rios was asked about the fact that Gaudio was never even able to win a set against him in their 5 meetings. and Rios replied, "well, I think he does well against the spaniards and all those guys who stay in the back because he needs time, I take the ball a bit early and he doesn't seem comfortable with that, all matches are tough, but I know how to play Gaudio, while he hasn't figured me out yet". so this little comment got me thinking about that double bagle he suffered against Federer at the masters cup. and after looking at his record against other top early-hitters, he has never done well against any of them. Against Agassi 1-4 Against Rios 0-5 Against Federer 0-5 while he is pretty even with other guys who give him more time like Kuerten, Gonzalez, Gasquet, Martin.