Originally Posted by Ilovetheblues_86
Try to improve yourself so you have 5-1 and a room for one choke per set?
Actually I don´t know. Try to play like its not your serving for set game, and try to play for the good of the sport, not to win
, it helps you win when you don´t think about winning, only about playing a good game.
Began playing my 2nd match of the year today. Got suspended til' tomorrow on the account of time.
It was getting late. We just finished the first set when it got called.
I felt really good today. Used a newer racquet with a better grip. I ran out to a 3-0 lead. My serve was off but my grounstrokes were on fire. My forehand was great and my backhand was much better than it was in my last match. I was excited by a sizzling fh cc winner, but I didn't let it show. Now this is where I usually begin to fall apart. Serving at 3-1 for a 4-1 lead I cruised out to a 40-0 lead and then lost 4 straight points. I saved that bp plus another before holding.
Down those bp's I was just thinking about what you said. However, I got broke my next service game, but fortunately I was able to break back to be able to serve for the set at 5-3. So, what happened? Just like two service games ago!
Up 40-0 andd then down bp losing 4 points in a row. I just kept telling myself to not think about winning the set but just focusing on getting my 1st serve in. I fought off another bp before closing it out to win the 1st set 6-3!
Now, I get to sit overnight and think, but I'll try and just distract myself and just approach tomorrow as if I am not up a set and it's just the beginning. Hopefully!