hi all, i played an opponent today who constantly drop-shotted and lobbed the ball and although it was a fairly close game, i lost 7-6, 6-3. i think the main reason i lost was not because he was that much better of a player, but because i got REALLY fatigued from all the running all over the place. is there a way to beat an opponent like this? i am an aggressive baseliner (NTRP=~4.0-4.5) and i have strong groundstrokes, but they become pretty useless when dealing with very low bouncing sliced short balls and moonballing lobs. the strategy i employed was to hit hard angled balls (my strength) so that he would have difficulty drop-shotting, but it didn't work well enough. when i tried to smash the short balls, most of the balls simply flew into the net. does anyone have any suggestions on playing these type of players? keep in mind that his drop shots are very good and that they probably bounce at furthest halfway in the service box, and with a decent amount of slice also. his lob shots are high arcing and bounce near the baseline. also, are there any tips on how to put away very short balls? i tried to drop those shots back at him but im not too good at that. when i watch pros, they seem to just slam the ball away.. but my balls always run into the net. i hit with a semi-western grip if that helps. thanks for any info!!