Originally Posted by the_natural
And anyway he used to be more of a serve volleyer in the past now hes changed to a baseliner to go with the times, thats why the volleys arent as great as before, Serve volleyer is harder than Baseliner.
I wouldn't say that S&V game is harder/easier than baseline game, it's just different. S&V game is based on quick reaction, instincts, reflexes. A good S&V-er plays this " north-south" game automatically, with very little thinking and minimum strategy.
I agree that Roger has neglected his net game lately. Early in his career he s&v a lot against Hewitt and Nalbandian, and it didn't work. Then he found a way to beat them from bs, and he's been glued to the back of the court since.