I think pushing wins until it doesn't. If your opponent stops pushing and hitting a bit harder and making you hit errors or they're hitting winners, then you have to raise your level too.
The difficult part is finding the balance between pushing and too many errors: and even when you do find...
I think body positioning can give away how you hit it. I like to position myself to hit a forehand DTL and then hook it at the last moment using a lasso forehand (essentially allows you to hit later).
But I dont do this all the time you gotta stay phresh
I think it depends on who you're playing too. I find that shorter opponents are often better at long grinding rallies, so you gotta step in and hit more down the line balls and just play with more pace on the ball in general so the rallies end faster.
Btw what's he addresses of these courts? I need to check them out. I've played a bit at royal park actually, my mate is a member there. I'm not the biggest fan of clay though, my club back in Perth was grass and hardcourt.
So guys I have the luxury of living in Melbourne this year so i get to watch the AO!
@Curious or other Melbournians / people that have gone to the AO before: how do you know who you'll see play? I.e. if I buy a ticket to the marget court wednessay 7pm session, I'm told I'll see one singles...
I moved to Melbourne actually! Havent been on here much due to lots of life changes this year.
Just waiting for the perfect weather to face the @Curious serve :p. Do you know anyone else here who lives in Melb?