Originally Posted by TennisCJC
Actually, this can work. I lost to a guy who I consider a weaker player than me. He started out trying to hit with me but gave that up as I think he realized he was going to lose. Then, I got nothing but moon balls, drops shots and lobs. I don't think he hit 6 balls hard after the first 4 games for the remainder of the match. It was on clay and he was about 20 years younger. He wore me down and I became frustrated. I lost.
Exactly my point.
The big thing is playing on clay, which is a surface that rewards grinding. Matches won this way won't be good looking, but with enough work it can really turn the tides for a less skilled player.