Originally Posted by mib
Why do you say this? I am a 4.0/4.5 and I think my game (and the game of many other players at this level) is fairly complete. Of course, a player who is just a little faster, a little more consistent, a bit more precise and hits a little harder would beat me every time. After all, even someone with exactly the same game as me but two steps faster getting to the ball would beat me any time. Does not mean that his game is more complete than mine.
Again, I'm not trying to insult anyone - I am only a 4.5 myself. But if you are 4.0/4.5 and you think your game is complete, you are going to be in for a rude awakening if/when you play a 5.5+.
Do you have a topspin BH passing shot that you can hit on the run? Can you make 90% of overheads from behind the service line? Do you have placement and variety (kick, slice, twist) on your 2nd serve? Etc, etc. A 5.5+ is going to have all that.