I know that posters here as well as commentators like to point out the way that Fed looks at the ball during contact for a longer period of time than most pros. But I'm trying to see if that is what makes him so much better than the rest, or what. On this board there is alot of talk about Federer shanking the ball during routine shots, that we don't see other pros doing as much, hence all the talk about increasing his head size. I too feel like Fed shanks the ball at very random times throughout a point, but I don't think its because of his racquet size, but instead just a side-effect of his shotmaking ability. His shots are so precise, that perhaps he must look at the ball longer in order to avoid those shanks. That would explain why he has been so dominant on the forehand side at the same time that posters are whining about his head size being too small. Then you can look at the fact that Fed is good at all aspects of the game and ask where staring at the contact point for so long fits into that. He obviously is talented in the way he moves his feet, his ability to coordinate his muscles to hit all the shots, and his shot selection choices. What are your thoughts? Does the fact that Fed stares at the contact point for so long make him a greater player? Is this something a rec. player can use to improve their game?