So here's one of the few threads on this page that doesnt' have to do with Nadal, Fed, or Murray..... After watching Dent's match against Federer at Miami, I was beginning to see why so many of you on TT yearn for the S & V days. I haven't had the opportunity to see enough of the 80s & 90s, so for me I've grown up with the baseline game (I'm 20, and my generation is the baseline bashing generation ). At any rate, I got to thinking that despite the relatively reduced speed of the Wimbledon grass compared to even just half a decade ago, S & V still has a GREAT chance at Wimby (and USO on a side note). So from the game I could see Taylor Dent put on a powerful show. He was serving fast and fairly well. In fact I would probably guess that he was serving faster on average on first serves than Roddick did during his match against Fed. Obviously a good, fast first serve is a huge weapon at Wimbledon. Most importantly of course is Dent's fearlessness of approaching the net. This would be his bread & butter at Wimbledon. I think overall his approaches to the net were very well developed, with the exception of a few weak chip/slice returns on serve or during the middle of a rally. Of course, when you play someone of Federer's caliber, you can expect to get passed at the instant you give Fed the opportunity. However, for the rest of the field (save Nadal, Federer, Murray [he had great passes against Djokovic in the final] and maybe Djokovic) I think Dent has the game to clean them out at Wimbledon if he maintains the high quality we saw during Miami. He does, however, face a few key challenges. For instance, in the first set, he had several (I lost track of how many, but it was at least 5 IIRC) break chances against Federer when Dent was up 2-1. I would probably attribute this to Dent's fearless but somewhat bashful approaches to the net, where he didn't structure an approach shot strong enough against Federer. If he could improve his mental game and get maybe a little bit more comfortable at the baseline to handle players like Fed, Nadal, and Murray who have the best baseline games today, I think Dent has the opportunity to create an upset. Most importantly though he came off as a little sluggish at the baseline. If he were to work on his fitness before Wimbledon, he would probably have the ability to enter the second week at least, if not go deeper. This would obviously also help his net game. That said, I think Dent has a huge opportunity this Wimbledon to break his 4th round mark, maybe leave his mark by creating a couple of upsets. Djokovic was upset fairly easily last year to a tough Safin...this year, Dent could really leave his mark on his comeback run.