Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
If that is how you view things, then you should bean in response to beaning and use gamesmanship in response to gamesmanship, no?
He's hitting the ball as hard as he can at people, not for reasons related to the tennis, but to send a message and cause mental duress in his opponents. It is
gamesmanship. He is using gamesmanship as a response to gamesmanship, whether he will admit it or not.