"A player on a streak has to respect the streak. Because they don't happen very often. If you believe you're playing well because you're getting laid, or because you're not getting laid, or because you wear women's underwear, then you ARE!" – Crash Davis in Bull Durham Pro athletes have many superstitious rituals that seem strange. Less successful amateurs probably have even stranger ones. If I'm winning or playing well I have my superstitious rituals. Current rituals: If I'm playing a home match I always stop at the Taco Bell and have a 7-layer burrito. I use the same racquet until I lose. I'll have a home and away shirt that I will wear until I lose. Where I park can influence the outcome of the match. Previous rituals that worked for a winning streak: For morning matches, wake up as late as possible and eat a bagel on the way. For evening matches, take a nap before until as late as possible. Arriving early. Arriving late. Playing golf before a match.