Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
Hollow? No way.
You got them to tighten up. It's happened to all of us at some point. We think we will win easily, and suddenly we can't hit out and we lose to what appears to be a weaker team.
Enjoy it, man!
Indeed, this almost happened to me last Friday. My partner and I played a 4.5 team that seemed OK in the warmup but with little USTA experience (both 4.5S players with a single match each). When the match started we ran away with the first set 6-1 and then in the second set just traded games for a while. At a certain point we started to make silly errors and got a little tight. Won the second set in a TB but it should have been much easier. Had the stars aligned differently we could have dropped that second set and then who knows in a match TB...