Up 5-2, on serve, set point. Lose the point, lose the game, lose the set 7-5! We only had time for 1 set, but man, that was pretty bad even by my standards. Lost 3 game points on double faults, too. I was pretty exhausted at that point, but I think the real reason was I didn't have that killer instinct I usually have. This was a friend who's a very good player, and a nice guy. I felt bad for him, really, I didn't want to make things antagonistic with him by crushing him. He was always complimenting my shots. I've run out of good 4.0 to 4.5 players to play (he was 12-0 in league play), and I feel like I learn more from losing, so I think when I'm ahead in a friendly I subconsciously try to lose. Weird, and not good. I'm going to really work on my fitness, which has flagged lately, continue working on my serve, and most important stay mentally tough.