Check out these highlights from the world championships in 1998. What strikes me the most is how adept Pete also was from the baseline. Yeah, everyone knows he is probably one of the top 4-5 serve/volley players ever (McEnroe, Edberg, Rafter and Laver probably round out that list), but Pete started as a baseliner, and watching these clips shows his groundies were still quite strong. http://youtube.com/watch?v=tTiAhmRKXOo People like to say Federer is an all court player. Maybe for this era he is, since he can volley pretty decently, but compared to Pete, Federer's net game is poor.