What should you do when you are playing percentages and getting killed? For example, I played a match yesterday against a guy with a strong forehand and a weak backhand. I was following directionals in the first set, often lost control of the point during forehand cross court rallies, and lost the first set 6-1. This is someone that I typically beat, or lose to in a close match. Second set I went back to my typical strategy against this guy and took away his forehand. I often violated the directionals by going down the line to his backhand on an outside groundstroke. I won the second set 6-2. I see a lot of potential in using directionals and am wondering if I did the right thing by abandoning them to try and get out of what seemed like a bad strategic matchup. Should I stick to the directionals and wait for an inside ball even in a situation like this? I know I need to improve at forehand cross court rallies, so maybe I should just stick out some losses in an effort to do so?