just the opposite. against a weak player you may not want to shoot as he will not come with a strong return on the 11 ball and you will be a favorite on the balls one on one of perhaps ten to one favorite or more to win the game.
playing a strong player even though he can make more balls you are much less of a favorite to win on the remaining balls after his return move. and as you gave up your chances of winning right there for a later possible win.
playing a strong player even though he can make more balls you are much less of a favorite to win on the remaining balls after his return move. and as you gave up your chances of winning right there for a later possible win.