Well, I´ve played a lot to this game, and I try to change things from game to game. But I always realize that I´ve got some very strong preferences.
I´m from Argentina, so my created player HAS to be Argentine too (I´ve tried to make him from other country, but I cant. Is stronger than me, jeje), but my manager is always from the U.S.A. to make the flights a lot shorter from almost everywhere I play(I also recomend to make an European Manager). I´ve got 1 Slam in the US, 3 Master 1000, 1 in Canada (Real Close) and is not as far from Europe or Australia.
I´ve never put a lot of stars to Potential Detection, because I like to focus on my Main Player. I like to put Maximum Stars to Negotiation Skills, some in Charisma and some in Mental Skills.
I used to play much with Ofensive Baseliner, because is easy to train and Highly efective. Now I use Puncher, cause is a little more versatile in all surface.
I always prefered Two Hands Backhand, but in the Game I hasn´t found any advantage for this. Instead it gives you a much lower Backhand Power Potential.
When I choose Special Talents I always choose 1 star of Early ball hit, 1 or 2 stars of Injury resistance, slice and kick serve (It gives you a GREAT bonus for aces and % of wining serve), 3 Stars Champion and 1 of Globbertrotter.
Whats your preferences?