The first pusher I beat 6-4. He had a good serve that I struggled, but I ultimately came out on top because I played consistently. The second pusher destroyed me 6-0. His kick serve was HUGE. It was a bomb that blew up in my face. It was like: Ace, ace, ace, unforced error, game. However, his second serve was a dinky one that make me run to the service box and volley, and his strokes were garbage. I lost because I was shaken up from those bombs and because I got a little too excited with moonballs. He'd literally hit the ball up to the sky. Third pusher had a good serve as well, and I lost 6-3. I was mentally worn out and my strokes were getting lazy. In addition we were playing at night (but with stadium lights), and it was hard for me to spot the ball because of the light in my eyes. But overall my strokes were lazy. So here's the question, how do I deal with moonballers? I don't hit too hard, but rather try to stay consistent. This however turns into looooooong dry rallies of moonballs and decent paced strokes. When I really went for it, I either hit a winner or caused the guy to create an unforced error. But more often I was the one screwed up by going for big shots that had little pace. The biggest problem for me was taking full cuts at the ball. I always play a good first set, but my strokes become less powerful and abbreviated as I play more. I need to use fast fluid strokes, but instead I slow down a bit. In fact using fast long strokes gives me much better results than a slowed down stroke.