Originally Posted by ace_pace
Actually that problem was more of a confidence issue. Playing someone who you thought was inferior gave you confidence. Really as long as you think your opponents are inferior to you, then you'll play better. Problem is when it backfires, you'll feel like sh!t.
Confidence is a big factor, yes.
However "controlled agression" and the mind set of "make him run" is new to me, and I had not been able to do this until after playing the weaker pusher. Before that I usually tried to attack (say opponent's backhand side) and made errors, or got frustrated if my the ball kept coming back, and made errors.
Now I have a new "style" of play which may be what they call "percentage tennis"?