I have a question that relates to the mental game for all of you psycologist and wanna be's...when you are playing an opponent that you know you should beat and you find yourself losing, what do you or should you tell yourself to keep in the match. I lost to a guy today in a challenge ladder match at my local tennis club in a bad way. I put a lot of pressure on my second serve b/c my first serve % was too low (although I only double faulted twice) and he kept trying to hit everything to my backhand. I actually had just as many forehand winners as unforced errors at the net and off my backhand (which is not THAT weak). I should have creamed this guy but I got creamed. To make matters worse, he just kept hitting the ball with this little dinky pace. I was killing him yesterday before we had to end our match due to rain (it was only three games into the match but you could tell the stars were aligned for me). Someone please help me!!! I need to know what to tell myself if this happens again.