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The bad match I played
by, 06-12-2010 at 04:53 AM (1732 Views)
I have recently played a bad match, yes, indeed. One may as well quit reading further taking a wrong idea that I am an
evil man pretending to be a light-hearted person, but this is my blog, anyway. The guy was a sporty-looking man just thirty y.o., but clearly not playing tennis for long time. I am 43 years old, 182/82 and playing tennis for a decade already. [ P.S. old photo! I play with Wilson PST90 since 2005. ] I believe I quite understand the game, have both tactics and technics, so I did expect a standard 62,62 and a cheerful talk after the match. He won the toss and started serving against the sun, so in three minutes I was 1/0, 30/0, and his dropshot was succesful for the very first time; but it was such a high-bouncing one that a squadron could have been shaven and lined up before I walked to the ball and put it away with a fierce forehand.
"Now!" - I had won 7 points a in a row. The thing that happened next was that I'd lost in 1 h. 30 m., 6/3,6/2. He did it just returning top-spin to the center for me to attack; some attacks I did win, but quickly my physics went down. Then he was dropshotting almost every ball, and I had to run back and forth, and because my play had already been damaged by poor physics, I could not put away that easily as the first time. Soon I was feeling on the wrong side, and my temper began to show as I over-reacted on a new high-bouncing ball hitting it in the fence. (...)
This happenes, I know. The tennis gods are laughing ones. Especially on those who forget that whatever bad feeling one has, tennis is a FUN.