Originally Posted by Domino
My favorite is running them. No matter how good a player is, once his legs are gone, he can't execute his game as well. Just go short angle crosscourt, two forehands, one backhand, one forehand, two backhands, dtl slice, then an inside out forehand. Mix it up often, and keep him corner to corner. Keep the angles as sharp as you safely can, and after the first set (Or even the first four games) he'll be panting, and prime for you to step up your game.
Easier said than done.
What makes a good player good, is the ability to turn defense into offense. So much for your strategy of running them around, unless you're extremely efficient (Andre Agassi is a prime example) then I highly doubt that you'd be able to weather the storm of a superior talent/shotmaker.
All of this is good in theory, but realistically very tough to apply against a good player.
In fairness to Domino, there isn't enough information given by the Author of this thread regarding his opponent. If your opponent is an offensive juggernaut, just try to beat him with blue-collar tennis and be consistent. Don't beat yourself. Grinders have a game built to breakdown any player on any day, because if you're off and they're on ... big trouble.
Play contra-tennis with him (David Nalbandian is a prime example), use his pace against him, give him no pace, get in his head, keep the ball in play and don't beat yourself. Your only chance is to outlast him, otherwise you could be blasted off the court if this guy is as good as you say ... depending on your level of play.