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Old 03-29-2013, 09:13 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by ronray43 View Post
When my opponents start throwing racquets and smashing balls against the wall I know I'm on the way to a win, so it doesn't bother me at all. It's also fun to hit a drop shot on the next point to see if they totally implode . . .
That's true for some people but there are others who seem to thrive when they get angry (e.g. John McEnroe). Last night a guy on the other team got so steamed at his mistakes he threw his racquet at least four times and said the first swear word I've ever heard him say in years of playing together (OTOH I say MANY of them each and every match).

Despite his meltdowns however he and his teammate still played well when it counted and won the third set tiebreak 8-6 even after he threw his racquet for the last time when we came back from 2-5 down to take a 6-5 lead.
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