Fatigue/Pain mid match, does it alter your strategy?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by FedExpress17, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. FedExpress17

    FedExpress17 Rookie

    Mar 19, 2013
    Played a match the other day, was playing pretty decent from the baseline, serve placement and speed was ok. As the match wore on I suddenly felt fatigued and lethargic. I tried to compensate by putting a little extra on my serve and slightly hurt my back as a result. I ended up playing serve and volley on every point after that due to poor stamina and won about 1/3 to 1/2 of my service points, lost the match 6-4 6-4. I was wondering, do you guys have a backup plan in case you are not feeling 100% physically yet want to continue in the hope of winning the match? Any advice would be much appreciated as always :)
  2. 3fees

    3fees Legend

    Jun 24, 2010
    No, you play within your physical resources, changing strategy can cause unforced errors then yur goose is cooked, eg like not playing percentage tennis and trying to end the point quickly with more riskier shots

  3. luvforty

    luvforty Banned

    Dec 17, 2012
    when you are physically fatigued, it's time to f#$% with the opp's minds..

    take a bathroom break, a medical time out.

    limp around the court looking as if you are gonna pass out any second.

    pull out a note book and pretend you are writing stuff down.

    hand your watch to your opponent and ask what time it is because you can no longer see.

    ask him to send you to the hospital if you lose consciousness

    etc etc.

    then fire an ace the very next point.

    Sampras does it, why should not you.

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