Re: Watching Serena-Schnyder final was PAINFUL!!
I'll be the first to admit that the play in the final was neither players shinning moment. I recorded the final and honestly probably wont keep it, but still, you guys are making too big of a deal out of it.
Players have bad days, it's nothing new, and no player is excluded from this. As tennis fans, the mistake that a lot of us make time and time again is that we put too much emphasis on a players last match played.
You see Sharapova get crushed 6-0,6-0 and you wrongly think this will carry over to her next tournament or even her next match against the opponent that beat her and it proves NOT to be the case.
You watch Serena play three excellent matches, then assume that's she's on a roll, only to watch her crash and burn in her next match.
You see Graf struggle all year to win a tournament, then mistakenly think she doesn't have it in her anymore only to see her go on to win the French and make the finals of Wimbledon.
You watch Justine win the French Open and think she's in good form to really challenge at Wimbledon only to see her lose in the first round.
In a nutshell, we put way too much emphasis on the last result. Tennis is a sport that can change on a dime. So many things can influence how a player plays and then there's things we have no way of measuring like motivation and determination. Sometimes the more we act like we know how things will unfold, the more foolish we look in trying to predict things.
Current form is a tricky thing, it's only as current as your last match, so it's forever changing.
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