So, there's this guy who's, at least, one full level above me. I've won sets over him, but never a match. Today, I played only one set against him and decided to try something different. So, I sliced a lot and not only the backhand. I lost 6-4, but only because he seriously went into his bag of tricks (well and because I choked on several break points). I admit I've always used slice mainly as defense and have looked down at people who use it too much, but there could be something there. Honestly, I need to figure out if this strategy was really being effective or if he was just having a not so great day. In any case, I'm thinking about mixing a bit of "offensive slice" into my game, without getting carried away, of course. Edit: Maybe, what I'm talking about is kind of like junkballing... Anyway, it seems to be effective, try it.