Since about 2004 the zeitgeist in professional tennis has been: serving and volleying is done, power tennis is here, courts are too slow, et cetera. And then in about 2008 with the rise of Nadal it was morphed into: More Margin, More athleticism, baseline tennis. Commentators and fans alike hold these views to be sacrosanct, and no kid or no young player should ever become a serve and volleyer or anything outside the mainstream. To me then, the idea of the "modern game" becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because everyone thinks this is how it is thus everyone becomes, or tries to become, this Nadal/Djokovic archetype. To me this not only ruins the ATP by way of homogenizing it (like the WTA already is), but it could, or maybe already has, ruined players chances of being more successful than they are. Now I'm not saying Athleticism is a bad thing, far from it. But what I am saying is there shouldn't be this desire to become your own version of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic. Being a Nadal/Djokovic works for NADAL/DJOKOVIC. I see guys like Raonic or Isner who could be scary net attackers if they would develop in that way. However I fear that they will drift towards working on their speed and margin instead of aggression and power. Why? Why not "do you" to use a cliche. IMHO Roddick ruined his career when he tried to become Federer or Nadal, instead of the best Andy Roddick he could be. Big Serve, Big Forehand, and Fearless. He was arguably more fearless on the court than Federer or Nadal earlier. When he won 2010 Miami this is what he was doing. Anyway, anyone agree?