It's too early to say whether this new racquet will help Federer. Clearly he thinks that the new racquet *COULD* help which is why he is trying it now. I will say that he looks funny with this new racquet. Fed and the classic small-head box beam Pro Staff go together like bacon and eggs. It's almost as if it's no longer Fed but some imposter with a different racquet! Sigh... all good things come to an end I guess.