Rafter won one small tournament prior to 1997. He was considered a journeyman player in the big leagues. In 1997, he reached the semis of FO and won the USO. Chang was the favorite in the USO semis but lost to him in straight sets. What happened to his game? I think his ground strokes improved the most since he was able to reach the semis at FO. What about his serve and volleying game? Was his kick serve faster, deeper and higher?