Rickson...I play open tournaments too, even have a legit win in one this year against a 16's Champ, but I still haven't won a 3.5 or 4.0 tournament. It is a good learning experience, and it allows one to see big serves, and big groundies----but the end of the day, a person still has to go out at their competitive level, and grind out wins by playing high percentage tennis. I am not taking anything away from Jo11y either. I think it's way cool what he has done playing all those Opens. I played up, what...at least 5 times this year gettingn two legit wins- and took some flak for it from those who know me, but I learned things that will help me improve at my current level. It's back to the hack level for me, LOL.