Just two shots on the line and a good serve

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by nick_wv, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. nick_wv

    nick_wv New User

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    What happens when after playing great ( 6-2, 2-0 ), you miss an easy volley then your opponent hits the lines twice and then you lose the match even if you try hard.
    Adrenaline? It's almost like you become sedated.
     
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  2. jun

    jun Semi-Pro

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    It can happen in two cases.

    Case 1: You are playing out of your mind, kills the guy in the 1st set. 2nd set, you are coming out of the zone, missing a couple of shots, and your opponent gains confidence...And you start to paniking because you aren't making those on-the-line shots anymore...

    Case 2: Your opponent is just simply out of the game, you don't do anything particular, win the 1st easily. 2nd set, he gets a bit more comfortable keep the ball in the play, you panic because you aren't winning as easily as you were.

    Some cases, it's combination of both. I think what you have to do is, remain calm, keep the ball in the play deep. And look for chances to finish off the points.
     
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  3. Camilio Pascual

    Camilio Pascual Hall of Fame

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    Well, if it happens in the morning, we go out for breakfast and I make sure to order bacon along with the coffee and eggs. I pick up the bill.
     
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  4. Max G.

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    Part of it can be overconfidence. After you're crushing the guy, you stop being as intense - sheesh, this is easy! Maybe you go for shots you shouldn't; and when you miss them, instead of figuring out why you lost the point, you just walk over and go for another low-percentage shot - hey, you were making them half a set ago!

    It adds up to you losing a couple of games - and then either you panicking, or your opponent picking up their game. And suddenly, it's a whole different story...
     
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