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Old 01-21-2013, 01:24 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by dizzlmcwizzl View Post
Do you ever crowd the service line because you think you will gain a psychological advantage
No. I do sometimes (often) stand 3-4 feet in from the baseline, but that's because I genuinely think it gives me better chances of returning, not because I'm trying to get into my opponent's head.
Originally Posted by dizzlmcwizzl View Post
Would you be upset if your opponent rifled hard serves at you regardless of your gender?
It depends. If I'm playing someone at my level, no. But if I was playing someone several levels above me, then maybe. For example as a 4.5, how would I feel if a 6.0 or 6.5 was trying to peg me with a 130mph serve on every serve, even if I was returning from behind the baseline? Dunno.

Which of course is the problem with mixed - if you're a 4.5 playing mixed against a 3.5 woman, who is maybe the equivalent of a 3.0 male, it's the same situation.
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