I've only been playing since May, but I am out at least 3 time a week, starting to find a groove in my groundstrokes. Twice now I have broken a string while using the ball machine, but never during a match. Following this forum, where there are clearly some people who beleive that the asymmetrical load of a broken string can damage a racquet, (ie the string bed should be cut on a balance diagonal pattern ASAP) has led me to the following question. How much damage can you do to a racquet by continuing a point with a broken string? If the broken string itself is not so good for a racquet, it seems like hitting with it could be much worse. I personally am not planning on playing any matches in the near future where one point is worth risking the $$ that I have sunk into my racquet.