Algo...I think that maybe you should try playing the Incredible CPU player in a REAL match with his level set at 10 and all his skills set at 75 or 100 to really see how easy (or not) it is to keep up without mtrun
Better yet, since volleyer has more of a limit on accelerations, try setting the CPU to powerbaseliner (more accelerations) if volleyer is too easy, then hold on to your hat!
Also, Manu...while I too agree that volleying has become somewhat of a lost art in pro tennis over the last decade or so, I think the push is on to develop better volleyers and all court (varied) players at that level. Thankfully, Federer, Murray and even Nadal and some others, with varying degrees of success..(Roddick comes to mind
) are starting to implement the approach shot and volley sequence to close out points. I know that in the pros it IS harder to get to net with the modern topspin groundstrokes and newer more powerful racquets without getting passed outright, but still the low volleys are not so much weak pop-up gifts that just sit there all tied up with a ribbon around them begging to be either slapped back, lobbed or put away after 5,6,7 or more volley attempts. Usually, in real tennis, if it takes over 3 volleys at ANY level you are more than likely to lose the point anyway. Even at the TE09 pro level the CPU gets to too many volleys usually. My point is not so much getting passed outright or when you hit a weak volley, rather the AMOUNT of weak volleys you wind up hitting. In real tennis, most of the time when I hit a low volley it's still a solid punch more or less with a TOUCH of underspin for control. In TE09 ALL the low volleys sound and look like miss-hits no matter how you center the ball on your strings.
I feel my TE volleying is very much improved in general and if my overall skills are adequate at the pro level with or without mtrun, my volley skills should be also. Even when I become caught up in a volley rally situation and EVENTUALLY win the point, I'm thinking...WOW, this is RIDCULOUS!! While I know some online players feel the volley is too easy, it's also not so easy to pass the CPU volleyer sometimes. I feel that if you volley at a high level of efficiency, then good for you, not so good for your opponent. That's the way it is in real tennis. Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras, Pat Rafter, and Taylor Dent didn't seem to care if their opponents DIDN'T LIKE their style of play, rather they ENJOYED the pressure they exerted on their opponents. In online TE if you can't beat a certain type of player maybe you should either practice more or simply play someone else. Conversely, if you CAN beat everyone else with your style of play consider yourself king or queen of the hill!
When I play a match or set, if I'm winning, I'm not interested in keeping it competitive or enjoyable for my opponent...I'm TRYING TO WIN.... Maybe only when playing AGAINST THE CPU there could be a way to edit the CPU's counterpunching speed(running) or skills when you are at the net in order to make it more realistic without affecting his ground stroke running speed