Ah, that feels better. Went back to the racket store today, returned the Babolat, bought an NPro Surge and got them to lend me the Surge demo racket to play with this morning, while mine is being strung. Had a much more enjoyable game and won 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, playing quite nicely after the first set, which was horrible.
Over at Mandriva, the usual excellent communication has obviously been employed around the new Club releases. I finally pinned some people down on IRC this morning and found out that the Club releases are (probably) going to be unsupported and won't get security updates, although each Club release will probably include any security fixes since the last one. This was not what I had previously understood, and doesn't seem to have been explained very well in any release documentation, at least judging by the fact that all the Club members seem to be expecting updates. Sigh. And still no-one appears to know if we're going to do anything about an urpmi media for the Club releases. Double sigh. Oh well, I'll get it sorted somehow.