One of my Partners and I won a great match last night. I have played with this guy 4 times and we have lost every match. Actually, we got BAGELED in our last match. We have always thought that we were a good pair but we just could not find the right combination before.
Well, we finally turned that around last night. I have been reading Winning Ugly by Gilbert and we used some of his suggestions. THEY WORKED. We won the spin and selected to receive the serve. WE got up 3-0 in the first set. They fought back but it ended 6-4.
We relaxed a little too much in the second and found ourselves down 5-1. We started to apply some pressure but we could not fight our way back and it ended 4-6.
Into the 3rd we go and we climb to a demanding and emotional lead of 5-1. It ended at 6-2 with us ahead. YIPPPEEEEEE
Here are some very cool things about my game.
I was on at the net! They could not get much past, over, or through me last night and I helped my P hold every serve.
I was able to remain calm in a bad call situation. I usually lose my concentration after a bad call but I shrugged it off and answered with 3 points to hold serve. This is a BIG one for me.
I played their lob game well by responding with some deep lobs. They were the first to flinch and made many errors.
My top spin was working and it seemed to be helping.
I have only talked about what I did but my P was on as well. He was making shots that you might see on the tour. (Circus tour of course).
It felt great to break a 4 game losing streak with this P and a current 3 games losing streak overall.