Re: Describe your best choking moment
I can't really say I've actively choked away a match but once in my life. I split sets with someone while playing high school tennis at second singles (something like 6-4, 3-6)...
Now, I'm going to preface the story with the fact that I play much like Kim Clijsters, so if something goes wrong even a little bit (especially on serve), the whole game just becomes harder for me to execute.
I was not playing well that day, but I was fighting hard and clawed my way to being up 5-3 and held match points. My opponent blatantly called a ball that was on the line out, and the lines judge (who was also my team's coach) didn't overrule after I protested. I lost all sense of focus and lost the last set 7-5. Towards the end, I was just hitting out by a solid foot at a time.
I'm going to say that qualifies as choking as I should never have lost that match, period. And I lost focus completely.
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