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1. Serve well.
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3. Don't choke.
That's hardly a gameplan, Johnny. these things must happen every time you step on court, regardless of who you play against. Number three is something that happens if you think about it during match.

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Re: Johnny Groove 6-7(1), 4-6 vs. (2) Fabrizio Riva

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After some soul searching, and this post...



...I have decided that now is not the time for me to share that story with MTF.
that's understandable. however if u'll feel comfortable to tell us what happened anytime soon please do not esitate. Remember this is also a support thread and we your team, I'd like to be able to tell in the future 'I've helped groove to reach the top 100'

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I can't even let such thoughts enter my mind. If you start to plan "oh, what I'm gonna do if I don't make it", guess what's going to happen? You won't make it. Your thoughts become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I don't think so. I mean, you have entrepreneurs who mortgage their house and put all their fortunes in their business... which isn't smart! You can still give a 100% effort, but not sacrifice your life in the process. Not saying that you're doing this, but having a backup plan is no sign of weakness. I remember you talking about teaching history, is that still on the table?

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lol, who will beat him? Wawrinka? Berdych? Gulbis? Rosol? Federer?

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JG is on the right path and with the right mental approach.
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that's understandable. however if I'll feel comfortable to tell us what happened anytime soon please do not esitate. Remember this is also a support thread and we your team, I'd like to be able to tell in the future 'I've helped groove to reach the top 100'
perhaps if and when we get back together, i might tell the story then.

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I don't think so. I mean, you have entrepreneurs who mortgage their house and put all their fortunes in their business... which isn't smart! You can still give a 100% effort, but not sacrifice your life in the process. Not saying that you're doing this, but having a backup plan is no sign of weakness. I remember you talking about teaching history, is that still on the table?
yeah teaching history is a backup plan, I have one more class to graduate in the spring. But teaching history would just be another Dominos. Another job I can't stand, that is taking time and energy away from tennis training.

In order to do this, you must make something of a leap of faith.

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so u are still trying to get her back? that's good!! I hope u two didn't split because of your pursuit of a career
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yeah teaching history is a backup plan, I have one more class to graduate in the spring. But teaching history would just be another Dominos. Another job I can't stand, that is taking time and energy away from tennis training.

In order to do this, you must make something of a leap of faith.
My analogy would be that you make a leap of faith, but make sure you have something relatively soft to land on! And it seems that you do, good

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so u are still trying to get her back? that's good!! I hope u two didn't split because of your pursuit of a career
why? most girls want security in their future, and it sounds cliche and superficial, but the reality is if you want to start a family and things (early 20s, looking ahead to late 20s) then it certainly would be nerveracking if your guy is unwilling to do anything except tennis and is not a prodigy

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You need a Mirka. Same size. Important.
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You need a Mirka. Same size. Important.
the original Mirka was of perfect size, so yeah, i agree.


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so u are still trying to get her back? that's good!! I hope u two didn't split because of your pursuit of a career
no, no, we never even technically broke up. We trained together with the same coach for a long time, but I always took it very slow with her. Then, last summer, right when we were starting to get a little bit serious, she had to move away

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why? most girls want security in their future, and it sounds cliche and superficial, but the reality is if you want to start a family and things (early 20s, looking ahead to late 20s) then it certainly would be nerveracking if your guy is unwilling to do anything except tennis and is not a prodigy
Well, luckily she is:

A- A few years younger than me, which gives me some time, but not too much time, to get my shit together.
B- A tennis player herself who also has pro aspirations that have taken big hits, her results are similar to mine of late, actually she hasn't played a tournament in some time.
C- A fellow Sagittarius like me, with a thirst for adventure.

Besides, I don't want to start a family until well into my 30's, and she will still be late 20's, which will be perfect to start the family. To think of starting a family while the man is in his 20's still, unless he is rich, is unfathomable to me, personally.

I mean, my father had me at barely 25 years old. That would be like me starting a family NEXT YEAR

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the original Mirka was of perfect size, so yeah, i agree.

god she was mega pretty, its hard to remember sometimes. she's not terrible looking now by any means, but obviously getting older and having kids naturally not as athletic.
she was stunning back when they were both playing though!

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Johnny, can we please host PopCon together again this year?

We ran a clean competition last year bro.

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+1 for Mirka pre-MirkaFed. Now she's lettin it all hang out for the world and snacks during matches

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