I changed to a more powerful racquet (Babolat Pure Drive) and beat the fast guy. I don't know maybe it was the honeymoon effect, but it definately helped. I think the modern power racquet (cough*Babolat*cough) helps the power game more than anything else. My volley didn't improve, my serve didn't improve, my touch didn't improve but I got more power, just what I needed. Now where is my sponsorship check from Babolat?