lol Sorry folks i couldn't resist after watching some old tennis matches from the very reliable and proffesional Tennis Nexus! Plug!! Keep up the good work. I was watching some old Kuerten matches and noticed that he used to stand 10 ft behind the base line. Whilst he was playing Sampras and Agassi in the TMC in Lisbon the commentators were suggesting that he defied conventional wisdom but still beat both players back to back being so far back. It's amusing that that style worked for Kuerten who was able to totally outplay Agassi in the final in 2000 and outplay AA being so far back. Today we tend to agree that being so far back is detrimental to Roddick's game and is the reason why so many players are controlling the rally when they play him. However, it seemed to work for kuerten and enabled him to put a lot of returns back into play and most surprisingly he was able to dictate the tempo of the majority of base line rally's against one of the strongest baseliners of our time, Andre Agassi. Furthermore he was able to beat Sampras and break his serve despite Pete's attempt's to serve out wide and volley on every point. Therefore, perhaps there is hope for Roddick as he adopts the same principle and although it may not be working for him now it may lead to long term success when he develops his skills further.