All this talk about Nadal being one dimensional on this board seems silly, and leaves me pondering what I have noticed in the past year or two. From my point of view, Nadal started becoming more "dimensional" about two years ago, when he began serving and volleying on occasion on grass and coming in more. He has added an effective backhand defensive slice to stay in points and improved his transition game. His serve is respectable, and has nice direction and variety. And he plays great percentage tennis. Personally, I find his tennis unappealing and aesthetically unattractive, but this is basically irrelevant. The guy pours his heart out in matches, plays every point with conviction regardless of the score and simply never quits or tanks. Over the same period of time, Federer-- who is aesthetically the most beautiful player to watch for me-- has become far less dimensional, especially against Nadal. He insists on trying to come over most high backhands and doesn't vary his game enough. We don't see him chipping and charging, serving and volleying nearly enough, slicing backhand returns enough (when he does this regularly, he tends to win sets against Nadal) and mixing it up. Seems to me that he should chip balls of varying lengths and hit hard slicesto Nadals's backhand and come in more, forcing Nadal to lift the ball. He should come in more on the serve, as Nadal's return isn't so agressive against him. He might even chip and charge from time to time on Nadal's first serve rather than staying back. Instead, he insists on rallying with Nadal out of stubborness. Yes, he may be the more naturally talented player of the two and he can certainly do it all, but talent is not enough for him against Nadal. Fed needs to regain his old variety and ingenuity on the court-- mixing spins, pace, length and tactics to deny Nadal the rhythm that he thrives upon. If not, he'll become less and less of a multi-dimensional player in the coming months. We're already seeing the effects against Murrray, for one... and when Federer fails to use his options effectively, he goes away and loses confidence, seeming to fade away in final sets. Seems to me that Fed should use the tactics he employs against Roddick when he plays Nadal-- take the pace off, attack, loop the ball, drive it, all with no pattern or clear rhythm given. My two cents, and I could be WAAAAY off base, of course.... What do you all think?