I don't mean to be rude here but, no it didn't help. Why should I conform to my opponent if he is not doing the same?. If I come out and be really aggressive from the start than wouldn't he start to play defensively? I guess what I'm trying to say is that I tend to do things better when I'm angry, this may not work for you but for me it does, so if I play angry or "aggressively" than I should be able to shake this fear that I have of loosing the point from hitting the ball out, and in doing so start to hit the shots that I should to win the point.
I think $@M's post was very relevant,
but IMHO, there is a difference between angry and aggression on a tennis court, you don't have to be angry to be aggressive and you don't have to be aggressive if you are angry.
if you have a naturally attacking game then being positive in your stroke play should allow a naturally aggressive game, but also the understanding that you will make more errors than someone less aggressive, its a give and take, are you willing to take the risk?
eg. i play serve volley, i am a naturally attacking player, i am tall and movement is a weakness for me so short points are obviously benefitial to me. I understand that i will get passed / lobbed alot and miss alot of shots in an attempt to put pressure on my opponent, however i figure i am going to get free points thru the pressure and i am also going to hit more winners by playing aggressive. Some days when i'm on its hot, when i'm off its horrible, but i like to live by the sword die by the sword.
Some players (hewitt) get angry but don't play more aggressively, they just get more determined to win at whatever cost, doing whatever it takes chasing every ball, grinding their opponent to the ground, do you have the fitness, the attitude and concentration to achieve this?
i think start off the match by playing confidently, use your strengths, hit cross court alot, build up your self- belief to then begin to take the game to your opponent.