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Old 03-13-2004, 06:46 PM   #2
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Don't let choking worry you too much. Everybody chokes, from the weekend player serving out a set to the highest level choke (think Navotna against Graf in Wimby final). Just accept this as part of the game and don't be too worried about losing. The reason why you feel nervous is because you feel that you can't afford to lose a match. If you keep having such thoughts you will definitely choke at important points in a match. Just tell yourself to concentrate on every point and not let small things bother you. Also never get angry at yourself if you do make errors. Just remain calm and play your normal game. Reading some books on the mental aspects of the game may help. (Eg Gilbert's book Winning Ugly is a rich source of information for those looking for mental keys and approach to winning using percentage play.........) Good luck and mostly-> Have Fun!!
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