It's tough to beat a dinker. They might not be fun to play against but you have to deal with playing all kinds of players. If a player can beat you hitting with the pace of a 5 year old, you have to give them a lot of credit. Part of playing winning singles tennis is about being patient.
Those type of players are NO FUN AT ALL to play. You're right about the mental part. When a guy doesn't HIT the ball and just dinks short balls at you, it definitely gets frustrating. It was painful and frustrating just to watch. The sad thing is...he thinks he's good. But honestly, those type of players are the hardest for us to play just because they frustrate the he'll out of us by dinking and looping balls with the pace of a 5 year old. If he ever reads this, I'm not trying to hurt Antibes feelings...I just call it as I see it! To me, it is absolutely NO fun to play that type of game. I'd rather go shopping with my wife.