Just two shots on the line and a good serve

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by nick_wv, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. nick_wv

    nick_wv New User

    Feb 24, 2004
    What happens when after playing great ( 6-2, 2-0 ), you miss an easy volley then your opponent hits the lines twice and then you lose the match even if you try hard.
    Adrenaline? It's almost like you become sedated.
  2. jun

    jun Semi-Pro

    Feb 19, 2004
    It can happen in two cases.

    Case 1: You are playing out of your mind, kills the guy in the 1st set. 2nd set, you are coming out of the zone, missing a couple of shots, and your opponent gains confidence...And you start to paniking because you aren't making those on-the-line shots anymore...

    Case 2: Your opponent is just simply out of the game, you don't do anything particular, win the 1st easily. 2nd set, he gets a bit more comfortable keep the ball in the play, you panic because you aren't winning as easily as you were.

    Some cases, it's combination of both. I think what you have to do is, remain calm, keep the ball in the play deep. And look for chances to finish off the points.
  3. Camilio Pascual

    Camilio Pascual Hall of Fame

    Feb 11, 2004
    Well, if it happens in the morning, we go out for breakfast and I make sure to order bacon along with the coffee and eggs. I pick up the bill.
  4. Max G.

    Max G. Legend

    Feb 18, 2004
    Part of it can be overconfidence. After you're crushing the guy, you stop being as intense - sheesh, this is easy! Maybe you go for shots you shouldn't; and when you miss them, instead of figuring out why you lost the point, you just walk over and go for another low-percentage shot - hey, you were making them half a set ago!

    It adds up to you losing a couple of games - and then either you panicking, or your opponent picking up their game. And suddenly, it's a whole different story...

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