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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-10-2009, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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What's the strangest set you've ever played?

I know matches can be a little bizarre because you can be dominating in one set and then sucking in the next set. But sets usually tend to not be as bizarre...

...of course yesterday I played, and the last set score was 7-5 to me. I started with a 1-0 lead, and I think I was up 2-1 and 40-0 on my serve. Then I lost like 9 points in a row, and we kept going on serve until he led 5-4. Then he had 2 set points, both of which I saved.

Then at 5-5 we played a game that must've lasted about 30 minutes...he had 9 break points, I had 5 or 6 game points. We were both incredibly tight. Once I won that game, I won 4 points in a row to win the set
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One match, I was getting killed 0-3 in the first. I rallied back to 4-3 me I think, and later won 6-4. Then in the 2nd, I got up 5-2, kid was getting mad because he really let the first set go. He got it back to 5-5 somehow only to lose the next 2 games to me for my 64 75 win.

Another set I was up 5-1 and lost 6-8 in the breaker.

That's all I can think of right now. I am sure there are much weirder sets I have played. I will post back here

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I was up 5-1. Completely winning most of the points holding/breaking to 15. There was no change in tactics, but I just started making errors and a couple of shots went in against me.

It got to 5-5.

I broke to lead 6-5 serving for it. Got broken.

Tiebreak happens. I save 3 MPs in the TB 2 with lob passing shot winners(this guy was a serve/volleyer for the most part) and one with his UFE. I win the TB 12-10.

Played another match where neither player held serve after 1-1.

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In one match, we traded 5 breaks of serve in the first five games before I finally held at 3-2 to make it 4-2. We went on serve until I won it 6-4.

Then, I got up 4-2 in the second set, before losing 4 games straight to lose the second set 4-6. In the third, I got up 5-0, lost 5 straight games to get to 5-5, before we traded breaks and went to a tiebreak. I had one match point in the tiebreak where I yanked him around and missed a forehand a few inches wide to get it back to 7 all. I then double faulted, he hit an ace up the T, and won it 9-7 in the third set tiebreak

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o8' Final - was 5-1 down and 15-40 partner and i stepped it up huge to win the 1st, 2nd + 3rd overall the scores,
1st - 7-5
2nd - 6-3
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won a Set 6-1 facing break points in every service game, think i came back from 0-40 and 15-40 in most games in general... all the games went to duece. Was the third set too

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I played a match which I won 6-4 7-5...in the second set I had always a break and serve...in the 12th game I was 15-40 then I held my serve...so we did 11 breaks on 12

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It is always strange to be losing and then all of a sudden get in the zone and just dominate. I've had a couple of those. Honestly don't remember the scores though haha.

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In the first set we were holding serves untill I got broken at 2-2, I got two break back points but couldn't convert.I saved a set point on my serve at 3-5 to finally hold for 4-5, then my opponent got 40-0 on his serve so 3 more set points,he made two unforced errors then I hit a winning forehand down the line,I came back to 5-5 held serve and broke him again to win the set 7-5.Second set I got 2-0 lead with the break but I've been broken at 3-2,I broke him in the next game and hold serve (5-3).The next game went to deuce and I even had a set point but he hold serve.He broke me at love in the next game,won his serve and broke me again to win the second set 7-5.Third set I've got a 3-0 lead and two break points for the 4-0 lead but 3-1.Next two games went to deuce ,he broke me twice for the 5-3 lead,he had two match point on my serve that I saved after 2 big rallies.5-4 I broke him ,we finally went to a tiebreaker in which I lead 6-2 to win it 7 points to 5.So a 7-5 5-7 7-6 win, we were exhausted.Morality : it's never over.
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My funniest match ever (it was practise match):
Set 1: Nothing special - 6-1 for me
Set 2: He wins 7-5, after almost choking 5-2 lead.
Set 3 I was leading 5-0 40-15* and he aced twice to save set points and then rallied back to win 3 straight games. I missed another 3 sp at *5-3. Broke him at 5-5* and choked at another sp at *6-5. Was leading 5-1 in a tb, lost 4 straight points, but finally clinched the TB 10-8.
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The background is probably as important (to me) as the actual set.

It was a ladies "suburban" singles match (which is one set, played to 8). It's kind of a strange team format where there are three singles matches, followed immediately by four doubles matches. Our team was shorthanded that day and I got drafted into "singles" service. We were also playing our in-club rivals even though the league has teams all over our metro area. My captain told me that my job was to try to wear out their #2 singles player (who would later be playing #1 doubles). My opponent wasn't really a nemesis; I was so far down any ladders we'd been involved in that I'd never played her in singles. So it didn't really surprise me that I found myself down 1*-6 rather quickly. But a put together a decent service game...as did she and we came to 2*-7.

Then I remembered my captain's request to try to tire her out...so I started playing just a bit of cat-n-mouse: pull her in, lob over her head, move her side to side (rather than my usual serve and attack style). Sure enough, I won my serve, then broke her. Then she got the Demetieva serving yips. I even gave her first serves when other balls even rolled near our court but she just couldn't put it together. Went back to serve-n-attack and she didn't know what to expect.

Hope you can guess it. I won 9-7.

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Played a pretty wild best of 5 the other day.

Lost the first two sets 4-6 4-6, being a break up in both. In the 3rd, there were 12 straight breaks of serve I served for the set at 5-4 and 6-5, and choked them both

Then in the tb, he's up 5-3 before I win 4 straight points to take the tb 7-5

Then I got breadsticked in the 4th, 1-6

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In a club special division five eyars ago, doubles match only one set to 9, we were winning 6-3 and lost in the end 6-9...good choke dare I say.
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It might sound unbelievable, but it is true...Once, in a match with my father he had 5-0 in the first set. Than followed a 5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4, 5-5...and we finally got to tie break. I won the tie break, which was also very balanced. The other two sets he played clearly better, and I finally lost the match. However, I was very impressed and surprised at my performance, to win a set, after being lead with 5-0.
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Probably when I went 5-1 up in a third set after having 3 MPs in the second, and he brought it back to 5-5. At *5-5 I went 40-0 up, but he won 4 points in a row for BP. I serve and volleyed 3 times in a row, won the game, and broke to 15 in the next to win the match.
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