Originally Posted by OrangePower
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.
Actually, I can hit these shots. Of course, a 5.5 will hit them harder, more precisely (especially the second serve) and, most importantly, more consistently. And, likely, he will get to the ball earlier to hit an easier shot as well. I don't have any chance against a 5.5, but it is not because of completeness but because of inferior speed and execution.