Ok so I played today, 3 sets. And I am not happy.
I won, 6-1 6-4 7-5
Thats right, I won all three sets yet you I say I am not happy. .Want to know why? Same thing happened last time I played and I don't like this trend.
First set, he takes long to warmup, I hold serve all times, and comfortably win 6-1. I was happy with my serve at this point, it wasn't anywhere close to good but it wasn't bad and at the rate at which I am playing (like once in two three weeks) I don't think it was bad.
Second set, I got broken TWICE (not done!) but managed to get a chance to serve out the set at 5-2, thats right, I gave him both of his games but was still on my way to serving it out at 5-2. Well, what should have been 6-2 was 6-4. I didn't have as many double faults but he started attacking and I still couldn't pick up my serve. And I don't know I just went down, staring at balls go by instead of trying to run and get them.. overall just downhill.
Third set, I got broken once (I think this was third service game in a row broken!) to give him a 1-0 lead but manage to pull back to a 5-1. Yes I am serving once again at 5-1 for game set match. Final score? we were even at 5-5 before I finally held and won 7-5.
Once again, my serve was nowhere good but I don't think it was bad, I have served worse and still managed good points.
Now you see why I am not happy?
Bottomline: I'll put it positively, I am getting better and better at closing out matches and sets!! Not how I am feeling now though, but statement holds.
This has never happened before, If I am up I win, if I am down I either fight back and lose or lose. I'll admit I do play better fighting up than staying up but there's no reason I should be having to win sets 7-5 when I could have served it out to end it 6-1.