I hear about people dropping games purposely to preserve their rating on this board, but I have never seen it or heard about it in real life. I think the more likely explanation for these is that a new self rate will either be out of shape, out of practice, or a relative beginner, and thus will be more inconsistent than a computer-rated player.
I do like how the sandbaggers at every level are described as Federer-like.
Originally Posted by NeverGassed1212
And I really like this phrase, sporty fat. I think that describes 90% of recreational tennis players. I don't escape this phrase either.