Played a strong 4.0 lefty with a kick (to the right) serve, nasty slice serve, and good old hard flat serve last night. It took me 3 return games before I got more than one or two even back per return game. Since he could serve up the T or outwide, I couldn't cheat in either direction except maybe about 6 inches to the left since his serves tend to curve a little bit to the left. Instead of hunkering down on the baseline like I usually do, I took a step back to give myself time to react to his confusing spins. Most of my shots early went off to the right or long on both my forehand and backhand sides, so I started aiming for the left of the court with my returns with more and more success. We played 3 sets and he broke me 3 times (all in the second set) and I broke him 4 times, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3. How does everyone else deal with a good lefty server? Many of my returns felt weak but he didn't attack them as much as I thought he would. My main advantage was serving out wide to his backhand from the deuce court and then dropshotting to his forehand since his footspeed was average. Good match, but too many UEs and sort of ugly as a slicer vs lefty match should be ugly.