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757tennis
10-17-2007, 08:11 PM
i am good at racing ahead in matches but i have trouble closing them out. I was playing a set against my friend and i was up 5-1 and somehow i blew the entire set and lost 6 games in a row and lost 7-5 i need tips on how to close out matches

advice would be nice:D

Slazenger
10-17-2007, 08:16 PM
What happened when your friend came back? Do you know exactly how you lost 6 games in a row?

What happened when you served for the set twice? How did you lose those service games? What did your opponent do different? What did you do different?

Answering those questions will help you understand more why you can't close out matches.

DanVito
10-17-2007, 08:47 PM
Happens to me too bud. I play for my highschool and we were playing a pro set to 8 and i was up 7-4 my serve 40-0 and i lost 8-7 tiebreaker(7-3). I play better when im down match points lol idk why.

757tennis
10-17-2007, 08:52 PM
maybe i should take nadal's strategy and play every point like its match point, then i would be more consistent

jasoncho92
10-17-2007, 08:59 PM
I have no idea how you win 5-1 then lose 6 games in a row lol

Teh_pwnerer
10-17-2007, 09:32 PM
I was winning 4-0 then lost 7-6 /7-0, how kewl is dat huh?

Seifersquall1
10-17-2007, 09:35 PM
maybe i should take nadal's strategy and play every point like its match point, then i would be more consistent
Yup, you'll be playing matches with confidence :D

Midlife crisis
10-17-2007, 11:13 PM
maybe i should take nadal's strategy and play every point like its match point, then i would be more consistent

Nope, you need to answer Slazenger's question. That question is: what happened when you started losing games. You can fix what you can't diagnose, so you have to learn to figure this part out first.

BlahDow
10-18-2007, 12:36 PM
ouch 5-1 and losing..if i was up by that much i'd start playing a lot more aggressively...dunno if i spelled that right..i'm not a very good player but that's what i'd do..especially since you're up by so much you got room for error whereas if he makes a few its set-over for him

Midlife crisis
10-18-2007, 03:20 PM
ouch 5-1 and losing..if i was up by that much i'd start playing a lot more aggressively...dunno if i spelled that right..i'm not a very good player but that's what i'd do..especially since you're up by so much you got room for error whereas if he makes a few its set-over for him

That, and other strategies to "play every point like it's match point" don't address the fact that the OP doesn't realize why he/she is suddenly losing. You can't correct what you can't diagnose.

Why, if you play a game that can get you up 5-1, would you all of a sudden CHANGE the game and play more aggressively? Why would you CHANGE the game and play every point like match point (which in some ways should be done from a concentration and focus viewpoint already)?

It is usually when players have the ability to figure out what is going right and what is going wrong that they make large strides in their ability to win.

Slazenger
10-18-2007, 04:40 PM
It is usually when players have the ability to figure out what is going right and what is going wrong that they make large strides in their ability to win.

This is really good stuff man!

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