hard hitting lefty? I lost another 4.0 level match! This guy is not fast but hits hard and can control alot of the points hitting from side to side. He will come to net if he needs to. His serve is OK, and he never double faults, but not too hard to return for the lefty that he is. I went out and served big in the first set and won 6-3 holding the whole way and then breaking him to go up 5-3. I had quite a few aces out wide since he cheats towards the middle and also to protect his weaker slice backhand side. He takes a big cut at my big serve so he made a lot of errors returning it. He tries to play mind games and will talk about how great your serve is and will goof around and ask to repeat the point if a neighboring ball comes rolling onto your court after the point is over. I usually dish it right back to him, so he knows I am not intimidated with his mind games. But I did get weaker physically and mentally in the second and thirds sets and lost them 2 and 2. But I am not playing much tennis now so I don't feel as strong in those aspects and also am using a new racquet now that I am still making too many errors with as I get used to it being headlight and not evenly balanced like my old racquet. Anyway thanks for any suggestions. I lost to him one other time in a similar many where I eventually got tired in the second and third sets from running down balls in the 100 degree heat. I may need to start playing him more aggressively and keep him on the run since he is not that fast and he did make errors when stressed on passing shots. His slice backhand is good and his forehand is very good but he makes more errors on the forehand side especially when I hit him very slow slice to mess up his timing. Thanks for any advice.