I was playing a fellow junior player in a training match at my club. Our training matches mean nothing officially, but they really determine the pecking order among the juniors. Everyone really wants to win. I was playing a guy who I typically beat. He is a year younger though and really wants to get above me in the pecking order. The guy is a very gifted but rather raw and unpolished player. His technique and footwork are questionable but his athleticism is through the roof. He is very fast and hits unbelievably hard. The dubious footwork and strokes make him inconsistent though. When he's on, he's amazing (just gets everything and hits winners all over the place) but when he's off it can get pretty ugly (turns into a UFE machine). His mental attitude is also rather wacky (prone to meltdowns). I knew I had no chance of matching his pace in a baseline bash-fest, so I decided to take hard hitting out of the game. I served only loopy spin serves and hit most of my groundies as lobs/moonballs. This started getting to his head. He tried to moonball back but did not have the feel or patience to hang in long loopy rallies. The UFEs started flowing. I held serve easily in the first game and went to switch sides. On the changeover he said: "Man, cut that bulls*** out! Grow some balls and play real tennis!" I ignored it and kept with my game. I quickly broke and held for a 3-0 lead. After every point he was shouting abuse at me. Calling me a b****, telling me to grow some balls, making derogatory comments about the size of a certain part of my anatomy etc. At the 3-0 changeover he said: "Dude, if you don't cut that out I will f*** you up! No one good plays that way! Play real tennis or I'm done." The next game he served at 0-3. I quickly got some break points and broke him with a nice moonball to push him far behind the baseline and a dropshot winner to finish the point. After this he said: "Man, f*** you! I'm done!" He grabbed his stuff and left. What do you think of this incident? Should I have changed my gameplan to avoid a confrontation? Or was pushing him to the breaking point OK? Has anything similar ever happened to you?