Solid assessments. Agreed. Just want to add that I think the heavy workloads of 01 and 02 and 03 took a lot out of Ferrero, depleted his energy tanks. Sort of like Massu who just about killed himself to win the OLY singles and doubles in 04 with all those long crazy 5 setters. Massu was just never the same. Nor was Ferrero after his big years.
"In the beginning my coach was angry at me because I was too nice on the court." --Gustavo Kuerten