How'd your singles mach go? I assume you won?
It didn't go great but I did learn some very valuable lessons last night. I won 6-3, 7-5. I was down serving at 2-5 in the 2cnd set and din't lose another game. I woke up and decided to play some real tennis at that point. What I learned is the clear difference for me between mediocre, unfocused, lazy tennis and solid, focused, and much more energetic tennis. It was such a distinct difference in play from before this point in the match to after this point that it showed me what I always need to be doing. This stuff can seem obvious when thinking about it but it is quite a different thing to go on court and carry out all the correct mechanics and mentalities.
Before this point, I was playing unaggressive, unfocused, with poor footwork and mechanics in general. After this point I got mad at myself and just focused in and started striking the ball much better. I was more keyed into where he was going to hit the ball and also ran just about everything down that he hit.
3 weeks in a row in singles now, I have come to the court expecting to win and playing very mediocre tennis which caused at least 1 very tight set in all 3 matches. I should come to the court with better focus and energy and let the chips fall where they may as far as who wins and by how much. It was very good to be reminded of this stuff. BTW, Nate was a perfect gentleman last night.