After watching Wimbledon this year and hearing the complaints of baseline grass tennis, I think one glaring reason why no one comes to the net anymore is players' poor approach game. This weekend I watched Roddick get passed by Gasquet over and over again. Many times approaching cross court and leaving himself completely exposed. Djokovic came to next with a full swing each time, often over hitting or smacking the ball into the net. While people have gotten better off the baseline and balls are being struck harder, weak approach shots are still going to give you the same results. Knowing when to approach also makes things easier. Several times I've seen Roddick hitting his approach from teh baseline after being 4-5 ft. behind the baseline. When you're hitting shots like that of course you are going to be passed on the the defensive. Also the use of slice seemed underutilized. Especially from Federer. While he's backhand is one of the best, why not slice more often and force Nadal to get low and make it harder for him to get under the ball to hit that heavy topspin? Sure it's easier said that done, but it still gives Nadal a different look and pace.