Originally Posted by wimbledonfan
If it is in straight , i think the sets will be a little more competitive . Hewitt has improved tremendously on his offense this year . Whereas in past years he would play solid defense with fewer unforced errors . He knows that the only way for him to beat Fed is to develop a more offensive game that requires him to hit winners on demand . He needs some free points with his first serve which he has been doing better than ever but I think his second serve is crucial for him . This is where Federer destroys hewitt and most of his oppponents . Hewitt needs to develop more of a top spin second serve like Becker or Rafter once had which forces players like Fed to move behind the base line on his return of serve .
A good game plan in theory, but Lleyton must actually put it to practice for it to work effectively. It seems that Roger has an answer for everything. It's now up to the rest of the top 10 to come up higher to mount an effective challenge.