I *always* struggle against quick players with high levels on counter - how do you beat them?! They're also very safe so it's not like they hit loads of errors. Only tactic which I've sort of found working is approaching the net a lot (but to do this you need to slice before approaching the net as otherwise you won't get up there before they blast it by you).
When I play Paire, for example, I *never* stand a chance and lose in straight sets. How should I approach these matches?! I play on Pro/10 if that's of importance.
Also, a side question: if you have high skill level on top spin, does it affect *every* shot you make (unless you slice it) or just when you deliberately decide to do a top spin one?
I can post my players' skill levels when I get home in 2-3 hours if that's necessary.