Originally Posted by gully
If by 5.0+ you mean 6.0-6.5
, yes, indeed they are :5.0+. No 4.5 male would beat either of them. Not one--strong or weak. No 4.0 would get invited for a hit with either, and if he stepped out on the court with Tan or McPhillips, he'd be lucky to pull a single game a set.
If there's a 4.0 on the boards who routinely competes with top-25 nationally-ranked women like McPhillips and Ahn
wins more than a game a set doing so, I'd love it hear it.
They make enough unforced errors, and their serve is not a problem, so I don't think a few games (1-2 a set) is out of the question, assuming I am in top form. Top 4.5 guy, has more weapons, including a much bigger serve, basically they're average 5.0, so let's just say 5.0 instead of 4.5. That's my assessment, but YouTube videos can be deceiving. You're right, by USTA standards, they are 6.0 (though not 6.5), but I think that's on par with men's 5.0.
BTW, I like "player perspective" for a level evaluation video, since that's the point of view we have when we play tennis.