On Monday I found myself playing to win to the detriment of my game. I play on a regular basis a 4.0 player who is 33( I am 52) and runs like the wind. He gets everything back and the only way I can beat him is to abuse his backhand with my down the line slice ( I am lefty) and coming to net and playing a conservative all around game. After beating him 4 and 4 on Monday, I decided enough was enough. My down the line top spin forehand is pathetic and my favorite shot, my backhand topspin to either side is being struck way too conservatively and not being hit with power for out right winners. I decided I am going to work on my game no matter the score. I lost 3 and 3 but I was beginning to get my game back. I hit a ton of unforced errors and about 15 double faults but I felt good. I have now made a commitment to forget the stupid score and to just start hitting the ball like I know how. Does anyone else find themselves doing this?