I just concluded 5 singles matches in 5 straight days. 3 of the matches were in a singles tournament that finished on Friday evening. (I lost in the final game of the singles tournament on Friday to a more powerful opponent.) Over the weekend, I had the championship game for one of my fall singles league on Saturday morning and then on Sunday I played in the last regular season game for a 2nd Fall League I'm playing in. I ended up with 4 wins in the 5 matches. But I couldn't help shake the idea that I was playing down to the level of inferior opponents (over the course of these matches). After a few years of doubles, I've recently started playing singles this Fall. On Saturday, I barely beat a guy (7-6, 6 - 3) that I had hammered a few weeks ago 6 - 1, 6 - 1. In my Thursday night match, I beat a guy (7 - 5, 6 - 4) who had a very mediocre serve. I had a hard time generate my own pace on the ball (against someone who plays soft & spin) and keeping it in play. He was a decent athlete, but it should never have been that close. I played very conservative instead of trying to dictate more of the action. Overall, I know I probably played the best in the one match that I lost on Friday night (6 - 4, 6 - 4) in the tournament championship. This guy had a powerful first serve and deep groundstrokes with lots of topspin. I played better in that match because I was tested mentally/physically. I was more focused on my first serve when playing him as well. Any suggestions on how to maintain focus when playing inferior opponents? Suggestions on what to do in between points/games to maintain that focus?