Originally Posted by BMC9670
Well... too late, my wife told him he was seeded #2 this weekend. He said "I think it's kind of cool" and seemed rather indifferent. He did seem to hit with a little extra today, but we'll see if it has any positive/negative effects tomorrow.
Generally, I take the approach of "control what is within your control" - play your game, adjust if need be and do your best, no matter who is on the other side of the net.
My son and I often discussed his opponent's strength and weakness before match, if you know him and if he is pretty good. I would then ask him what his game plan would be. I would add my two cents if I see the need. He is pretty good making adjustment during the match. If he splits, I would be the only person who he would talk to and he never called his coach. His after match routine goes like this, he stretches for 5-10 mins, he looks at the stats; he talks about his match, and then I talk about what I see and what we can learn from this match, win or lose.