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How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

Sharapova still has no enough confidence?




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Re: How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

It plays huge role

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Re: How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

Very HUGE role.

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Re: How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

It can only do so much. Did Sharapova have confidence when she reached the final and was up 2-0, 3-1 today?
At some point, you have to outplay your opponent

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Re: How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

Major role, the way Safina is playing right now, she has ZERO confidence



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Re: How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

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It can only do so much. Did Sharapova have confidence when she reached the final and was up 2-0, 3-1 today?
At some point, you have to outplay your opponent
Agree.

Confidence is great but it can only take you so far, after that your game does the talking.

I immediately think of Maria/Venus Wimbledon 2005, Maria was full of confidence and she didnt give up, but she just couldnt beat Venus playing her best game.

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It can only do so much. Did Sharapova have confidence when she reached the final and was up 2-0, 3-1 today?
At some point, you have to outplay your opponent
soemtimes confidence could be determined by the quality of the oppostion.

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It can only do so much. Did Sharapova have confidence when she reached the final and was up 2-0, 3-1 today?
At some point, you have to outplay your opponent
I completely disagree with this...... You can very easily get out there and play out of your mind and start thinking shit Im up 4-0 how did this happen.... oh bollocks that first serve was horrible...alright dont let them back in the match here...shit double fault... Its ok I was up 40-0 anyways...error error...how did I lose that game. It was just one Im still way up" And next thing you know you're at 4-4 fighting for your life.... confidence plays a HUGE ROLE. If you dont have it your opponent can just use wozniaki style tennis and just get it back in play eventually you'll fuck it up.. speaking from experience here...

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Re: How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

Ask Ana or Dinara.
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BIG! If you personally walk out on the court and believe you are not going to win, then you won't.
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Re: How mucn does "confidence" play a role in tennis do you think?

It's substantial, but it's not the overriding element.

You still have to have the technique, stamina etc to find the right blend. I mean i could be confident going on court against a top player, but being confident won't compensate for my complete lack of ability
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85 %, with no confidenc you can see things like Schiavone or King defeating Stosur

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Especially if you are technically not so sound.. Have huge backswings and high balls toss once arm gets tight its all downhill

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85 %, with no confidenc you can see things like Schiavone or King defeating Stosur
You know, Schiavone had 100% confidence. Sam was simply nervous. Get over it.

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Did you see that final? Mirnyi was absolutely useless, paralyzed by nerves and he kept feeding Bryan easy volleys with his BH return. Robson played a very good first set but became equally useless after that. So basically it was Murray vs Azarenka, and Vika won believe it or not.
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You know, Schiavone had 100% confidence. Sam was simply nervous. Get over it.
Bernard Tomic has 100% in every match!!



Confidence can only get you as much as your level can get you...
there are many factors in a match...
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not only a single point!!
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