My last matches had gone quite well. Dating back to December last year I'd won 3/4 of my club matches. Two were chicks (one of which seemed frankly disinterested - not the kind of match that's nice to play), but my latest one was a straight set win over a guy who'd beaten me in a STB last year
. Even the one I lost despite winning only 4 games I hit a lot of winners and we were playing in rain.
Today was my club champs. Hell no I wasn't playing in the top division, but I still was excited
. Well...first match I lost 6-7(5), 7-5 (4-10)
. The guy is my teammate, I'd never faced him before. Unfortunately I just ended up playing his game really. He pushed a lot and hit lots of deep loopy shots. I'm not very tall and can't deal easily with those. I don't really think he hit them for that reason though, I think that's just his game...and way too often even when the rallies were in neutral or favourable territory, I hit a dumb error. Or instead of just focussing on getting the deep loopy shots back and waiting for a better opportunity, I tried impatiently to do too much with them. This was definitely a match to learn from though. I could've won, even in straight sets
. Next time more patience.
The match was almost 2 1/2 hours long
. So at least it was a good workout.
Second match I won 1-6 6-4 (10-6). Not much to say really. It was a guy I'd played 3 times before and never lost to. I was still tired and sad from the last match and basically not present
but I woke up after being down a break in the second. I started sometimes grunting even. Maybe 'cause I was tired.