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When he served at 4-0, I had a break point to get back in it, but I slipped and fell, busted my ass, again, and he hit the winner past me. “Of course you gonna fucking slip and fall on break point, Jesus Christ. If I can make it through one match on a clay court without busting my ass, that’d be great” I yell. He holds for 5-0. I am pretty much toasted at this point, and toss in 2 more DF to give it away, 0-6.
no harsh words from me here. also experienced this once or twice. even though of course 1 or 2 games always help for the deciding set. positive fognini style match come out still possible from here

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I mentioned at the start that I thought the match would be 3 full sets, and I went to the desk to get a new can of balls for the third, but it turns out it was the 10 point TB to decide it. Ok, no problem, I think. With my leg as it is, I have a better chance in the shootout anyways.
simply very unprofessional to not know about the decider pre-match

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Now, 4-6. I serve bot. Big serve down the middle, he misses the return into the net. At 6-5, he hit a double fault! As we switch sides again, this time a 6 all, I tell myself to keep going, keep fighting, don’t give a fuck about anything else that happened earlier in the match, all that matters is this next point. At 6-6, he serves, we have another big rally, and he hits into my BH. I hit a backhand that I thought off the strings was going to land right on the line, but it ends up drifting juuuuust wide. Fuck. 7-6 to him. I serve at 6-7, we get into a rally.

What happens on this point is a microchasm of the entire match. I can’t tell you how many times the exact same scenario played out earlier in the match. We are in a rally, his ball drops ever so short, I blast my forehand inside out into his BH corner. He hits a shorter ball, one I can attack into his FH corner, and he is way off the court. This is my moment…And I set up to hit it, and as I go into my FH motion, I feel my obliques holding me back. I feel them tightening up. I feel my leg and arm having to do more. And of course my forehand lands right at the top of the tape. 6-8. “OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!!!!! SORRY FOR THE CURSING!” How many times did this exact scenario play out? A fuckton.

At 6-8, I hit a good serve, he hits a good return, but I have no desire to engage in another long rally. I go for the big FH winner DTL, it was open, it was there, but again I feel the obliques holding me back. I am unable to swing with the ferocity I was to swing with, the control that I need. I end up hitting it midway in the doubles alley, wide, out, 6-9 now. He served at 9-6, we have a rally, eventually he hits to my BH wide, I am too late to the ball, my core is unable to turn, and I slice it into the net. VAMOS! He shouts on the other side. AGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I yell in agony at the same time. You can’t make this shit up. I recall trying to write a screenplay about my life and career, and I would try to come up with epic plot twists of matches but then I’ll go out and play a match like this that you just can’t make up.
what more to say? i'm pretty sure a much worse player than you but even i know that this mindset will help you lose every single match you'll ever gonna play. i'm not sure whether it's just your style of posting (quite unaccessible to me but ok) or if these thoughts are really coming to your mind during play. then you're as far away from reaching your goals as ever before. you're hurt and you took your time in set no.2. now it's do or die and chances are good since it's only a minimum of 10 points to win the match not 24... since you can move front, back, left and right and swing your racket you have to take the chance and forget about your pain! at 4-6 you gain a service winner and another point by opponent's df to make it a tie with 4 more points to success. at the very latest fron now on you shouldn't care about any injury. focus on your match plan, concentrate and forget about everything else besides the upcoming point. i think this is tennis 101! and i honestly don't have any clue why such an ambitious player like you are behaves this way

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Besides, even if I had won, I may have gotten destroyed by Barone considering my leg/oblique/side injury.
realism imho isn't as bad as some might think but even a double bagel helps you improve your game! knowing that is another aspect of 101...

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To be honest , I dont like the hatin around here.... Maybe he is no natural talent but he believes in himself and he is goin for it
As mark whalberg would say, he is a doer and u guys are donters

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To be honest , I dont like the hatin around here.... Maybe he is no natural talent but he believes in himself and he is goin for it
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It's time to hang up the rackets.
JG to retire for his fans...

Life is stranger than fiction sometimes indeed, Johnny!
Maybe you could become a screenwriter/scriptwriter in Hollywood if the acting won't work? Check it out man.

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JG to retire for his fans...

Life is stranger than fiction sometimes indeed, Johnny!
Maybe you could become a screenwriter/scriptwriter in Hollywood if the acting won't work? Check it out man.
seriously. he actually writes incredibly well, with a lot of pizazz and interesting plot developments. script writing is not out of the question. if you can make random stories about pizza delivering and vague girls fascinating then who knows what he could do with an out of this world story

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I think he's more interested in adult industry
I'm sure he has some good scripts in his mind...


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I think he's more interested in adult industry
I'm sure he has some good scripts in his mind...
interestingly enough it seems to be a theme quite regularly on your mind as well, ain't it..?

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Re: Johnny Groove 6-4, 0-6, 6-10 vs. Haddad in yet another epic match

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I think if you had broken him at 5-1 30-0*, the outcome would have been totally different

and you should have held a serve at *2-0 in supertiebreak
Very possible, and yes I should.

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You got bagelled by a guy you previously beat?

That's not what I'd call going in the right direction, man.
I was injured.

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It's time to hang up the rackets.
Fuck that.

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time to vulture some 3.5/3.0 tournaments
Fuck that.

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JG to retire for his fans...

Life is stranger than fiction sometimes indeed, Johnny!
Maybe you could become a screenwriter/scriptwriter in Hollywood if the acting won't work? Check it out man.
Acting and screenwriting after I retire from tennis, yes.

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I think he's more interested in adult industry
I'm sure he has some good scripts in his mind...
Oh yes, and I'm sure you'd like to know, love

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interestingly enough it seems to be a theme quite regularly on your mind as well, ain't it..?
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Yes, MTF turns me on.
All those hot virgins living in their mom's basement, I feel you, sister

I am the Nelson Mandela of MTF

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That's an accurate description of the average poster here.

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Where is Sombrero loco? And Voo de Mar?

It is time. I have taken it as far as I can take it. It’s over.

For a while now, I have felt this. No longer do I see the light at the tunnel. It is darker and darker. It is time to move on. Maybe if I had started earlier than 14 almost 15, I could have gotten it done. Maybe if I did not have so many injuries in my career, I could have done it. Maybe the writing was on the wall last month when I chose love over career? I talked to both my Dad and Grandfather about it, and they both seemed more relieved than disappointed.

I just don’t enjoy the training anymore. Used to be I could get up at 6 am and then train all day no problem. Now I don’t have the desire to do that. Maybe it is burn out, maybe it is time to call it. I am putting too much into it and not seeing enough of a result. It is wild that I was able to go this far in the first place. I am going to have to go back to Dominos and focus on finishing this last semester and then getting into graduate school in the fall, even summer if I can.

2 years of grad school/Dominos, then I finish at 26, almost 27, and then we gonna see what’s going on. Maybe I can try again then? If I am good enough. If I still want it. Depends where I am financially. And if I have a wife/child yet or not. I may go for it again at 27, or I may not. But for now, I am putting down the racquets.

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