It may mean you just had great net positioning. Sometimes they think "okay, cross court isn't going to work" or "down the line won't work" so they have nowhere else to go.
Also, getting hit is a free point, so if he did hit you, he would have gotten the point so it would be easier than doing a passing shot that could get deflected back when he was in a bad court position.
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