Do they get better? For the first ten points, the mean # of shots is only 2.1, and that's counting their 6 shot rally on the 10th and last point. All the others are only 1, 2, or 3 shots in duration. Of these 10, 7 end in an unforced error, 2 end with a winner, and on 1 I cannot tell. If your opponent is so likely to miss, why take so many chances yourself? I like to make my opponent earn their points, I really wonder if a steady 3.5 would beat them? Sure, it wouldn't look impressive and all that, but against a player who rarely puts two consecutive shots in play, (and they're hardly unreturnable when they go in, the other player gets his racquet solidly on the ball, it's just long or in the net...), the steadier player would win. There wouldn't be enough winners for the 5.0 to make up for the errors. Sure, the 5.0 would have all the highlight shots, he just wouldn't have the win. Then he could create another thread here about how, "I lost to a stupid pusher. "