The biggest obstacle facing the remaining tennis players at the 2011 U.S. Open might not be the net nor the line nor the opponent across the court, but the weather. And when a feisty Serena Williams isn't threatening their lives, those chair umps are rarely distracted enough to let much match fixing occur. Still, Ryan Lloyd, a senior pro at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy on Randall's Island, isn't above providing tips on creative scoring that will win you matches that would otherwise have you skulking off the court in defeat.
Lloyd's young charges might want to cover their eyes and ears. But quarter-finalists out in soggy Flushing should take note.
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