Rick Z led me 6-4 5-5 when the heaven's opened up. I'm ALMOST there. I am just a hair away from getting my boy the way I used to
. Actually we were pretty much 50/50 back then (10 yrs ago) or maybe 60/40 him, but we played every Sunday from Sept to May (for many years), so that's what....about 36 matches a year, so I'll say 20-16 him (times X years), how's that for a guess.
I finally found my outdoor serve. But I DID lose it after being up 40-15 and 4-5
. NOT GOOD to do that! The other negative....I never broke him although I had several breakers. So, we played 20 games with one break. If I don't have a little bit of a letdown there I may have won. And that's the thing when you play guys this good, you can not let up for a SECOND! But we had many outstanding points so I am happy about that. Not to mention that I gave blood only a few hours prior to playing. I was a little “shaky” at first but actually felt better the longer I played. Rick told me at the start that we can quit any time you want and I would’ve taken him up on it as my “trying to impress people days” are long gone. But I felt ok.