Ever wonder what it would be like to play against yourself?

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  1. onehandbh

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    Ever wondered what it would be like to play against yourself or someone
    that played just like you?

    I think it would be tough. My opponent would be someone erratic.
    Occasionally hit mishit forehands that somehow drop in near the baseline.
    Short slices somewhat randomly. Decent serve. Runs down most dropshots.
    Probably hard to get a rhythm.
     
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  2. Xisbum

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    My backhand and my backhand would get lots of practice. :)
     
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  3. tennytive

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    I couldn't return his serves… but he couldn't return mine either.

    I guess we'd still be playing the first tie break.

    :)
     
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  4. PimpMyGame

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    Easiest match of my career, I'd beat him like a ginger stepchild.
     
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  5. BMC9670

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    A tie? Is that possible?
     
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  6. SlapShot

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    I often wonder what it'd be like to face my own serve. Especially on days when it's clicking.
     
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  7. ProgressoR

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    does your opponent know you are the same as him? If not, then there is a real advantage to be had.

    if both had equal knowledge, and equal intelligence, strategy smarts etc, then....then...oh i am too tired to complete this line of thought.

    interesting idea though...
     
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  8. Cindysphinx

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    True. I also wonder how heavy my ball is. Honestly, I have no idea.
     
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  9. woodrow1029

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    If I'm having a good day, I'd love to come across the me of now in a draw. :)
     
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  10. JRstriker12

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    Seems like I'm my own opponent all the time ;)
     
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  11. mlktennis

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    I would say, 'boy, my opp is one handsome dude' and then as the game starts, we would boy play nervous, struggling to hold. then runs of 3-4 games won and 3-4 games lost. whoever serves for the set will be broken and will win by breaking the other. The second set will be many more grueling rallies ending in a tiebreaker in which whomever gets a 3pt lead in the tiebreaker will inevitably get complacent and lose.
     
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  12. bodieq

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    My opponent would be awesome
     
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  13. onehandbh

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    what strategy would you employ to beat your duplicate you?

    I think I might try to hit a lot of slices to elicit some FH shanks.
    Considering how my return of serve sucks compared to my serve, there
    might be a lot of short points.
     
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  14. bodieq

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    ...Which means your "opponent" would probably slice to your forehand too.

    The simple strategy is to give your opponent shots that you yourself don't like to hit...but your opponent would just do the same thing.

    I think overall, if you played against a clone of yourself it would all come down to who is having the better day in that particular match.
     
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  15. struggle

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    we'd quit early and drink some beer!
     
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  16. NLBwell

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    Would this be Good Me, or Bad Me, or even Good Me vs. Bad Me? Would I have to watch Teletubbies?
     
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  17. cll30

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    Is it possible to have a match where both players lose?
     
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  18. jigar

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    consistent backhand and forehand mishits..
     
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  19. kelkat

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    I actually had this happen. During our fall/winter league, my dbls partner and I played a pair from another club that was almost a mirror image of our playing styles. And we were cross-court from each other, which was interesting. Even the peanut gallery up top watching saw the similarities. My "twin" had my topspin, power and touch, my partners double had a rocket flat ball and balistic overhead. The winner? We won in 3. I think the biggest difference was that we had better serves.
    Thank God.
     
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  20. 86golf

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    Yeah, during warm ups I'd be thinking that I may double bagel this guy. Once the match starts the unforced errors come out from both of us resulting in one of the ugliest matches ever. Winners off the back foot, short balls sent into the catch fence. As Brad G would say, a litered up stat sheet. In the end, just the guy I wanted to play, an antipusher.
     
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  21. dizzlmcwizzl

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    Yea ... I would probalbly have 100% service winners and the match would never end. My serve is decent, but my return is simply awfull.
     
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  22. snark

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    I thought I was going to win easily, but ended up losing..
     
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  23. Slazenger07

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    Second that!

    If Id get out of my own way Id be getting the kind of results at tournaments I deserve.

    I wouldnt enjoy playing myself...too much nasty spin
     
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  24. tennis tom

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    We are always playing against ourselves--that's why I'm thinking of taking up croquette, those people know how to party!
     
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  25. sureshs

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    I have been playing against myself ever since the thread started and we haven't finished a single point yet as we are evenly matched.
     
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  26. tennis tom

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    Sounds like a Guiness World Record point. Let us know when one of you'zez misses.
     
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  27. Trevor

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    I did not too long ago, the first set went to a tiebreak. It was 5-5 and it could've gone either way. I lost the tiebreak and subsequently the second set.
     
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  28. decades

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    there would be 2 copies of winning ugly on the bench!
     
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  29. AlpineCadet

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    If we were playing equally well that day, I'd call it a draw and ask him to play dubs with me against my favorite opponents. I'd love to see how horrible my game is and who'd be the first to melt down. I already know my own game, so I wouldn't care about singles.
     
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  30. tennis tom

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    If I cheated me then I would cheat me back, then call for an umpire. Then I would foot-fault to gain an advantage and serve into my body. If the ump called me for foot-faulting, I would get me and me and shove two balls down his f'ing throat. Then me and me woud file a grievance and since it was two against one our team of lawyers would have a slam dunk and win $92,000 from our USTA section and form a foundation and go to Monte Carlo and give clinics to poor rich kids.
     
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    Not sure if I were playing myself that I'd like my opponent to read my mind.

    • Positive, he shanks a forehand when he sees the open court because he takes his eye off the ball :)
    • Positive, I know that hitting high one handed backhands gets under his skin :twisted:.
    • Even, we both hate lots of side to side baseline rallies.
    • Negative, he knows that kick 2nd serve to the backhand is my money shot. :cry:
    • Negative, he knows that when I'll make a kamikaze net rush :oops:.
     
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  32. tennytive

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    Ten hours later and still counting, we'd be tied 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimby. :)
     
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    It would be like playing against Chuck Norris.
     
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