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Old 10-03-2013, 07:03 AM   #103
Avles
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Originally Posted by anubis View Post
The only thing that separates low level from high level players are mechanics. Everything else is just smoke and mirrors.
That's like saying the only thing that separates a concert pianist from a Chopsticks-level beginner is mechanics. It's just not true.

Of course everything ultimately revolves around differences in technical ability-- but those differences in skill fundamentally change the game. They create new possibilities (like dictating a point with pace, spin and placement) and remove others (like bunting the ball back and waiting for the error). Yes the rules and the object are the same, but that's hardly the whole story.

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Hitting the ball past the service line four times in a row will earn you a point almost every time, whether you're a 3.0 or a 5.0.
First, I doubt this is true. Second, it's meaningless even if true, since a big part part of the challenge is managing to hang in the rally to hit those 4 shots, and against a 5.0 that's going to be a very, very different proposition than it is against a 3.0.
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