I am a 38y/o male, about 4.5-5.0 level, play three times a week. I have been playing all summer until now with a guy and until a month ago I had a flawless record against him. A month ago, I made a lot of errors and basically gave the match away making my record against him 12 wins to 1 loss. Then I beat him soundly 6-1 6-1 to go 13-1. Then I had a dogfight with him- 3 sets and I was up 5-2 in the 3rd and lost 5 straight games- all due to my errors- honestly. I know that sounds very Serena-like but a friend watched the whole match and said to me that he has never seen me play worse with all the mishits... Anyway, I played him again today and lost the first set then blew my 4-1 lead in the second. This time I felt a total loss in confidence in my shots and just kept making errors to lose the match. You have to understand, I have always prided myself in my mental toughness. I have come back from 1-5 many times and always believe that I can win and normally do win. Two years ago, my record was 80-4. Last year my record was 84-10. Now, I know it's only two consecutive matches, I have really lost my confidence. I don't know why I am making so many errors that I am losing to this guy. He is not playing better than before but my level has drastically dipped. Have any of you ever experienced this? Have you been able to rebound and regain your winning streak? What advice do you have for me? I feel really deflated. I am not used to losing big leads and playing so inconsistently.