i had the 2nd tie this weekend with my team
we lost our first tie 4-5
and this weekend we faced our toughest opponent and they won her first tie with 8-1.
it was fucking cold, just around 5°C.
since i was #5 in my team i had to wait, our #2 played a good match but lost on SuperTiebreak.
the other two matches went bad for us too and so i stepped with a 0-3 on court
My opponent was a player with a skill-level 15, my skill-level is 18 (1 = ATP top 500 players, 23 = Beginner)
so he was 3 Level higher then me, and i expected to loose, but my goal was to give him at least a good fight.
It was still freezing cold and as i stepped on court i was shaking like a leaf
He served first and was leading 40-15, then he served 3 DF in a row to give me a BP, and so i was able to break him.
My first service game was tight, he played many slice backhands and when i was to short he was attacking the net, but mostly i was able to pass him or i played a good short ball and so he had to play a very deep volley, and so i held.
On his serve he gifted me few more DF and the 2nd Break.
i held again and so i was up 4-0.
Then he started to serve a bit better and his forehand came better into play, and so he broke back.
I was able to break him again and had a 5-2 lead.
From this point he played much better and i was way to short on so he won 4 games in a row to take the lead at 6-5
For my own surprise i stayed cool and wasn´t nervous at all, i held my serve and so we had to play a tiebreak.
i took a 2-0 lead, and then we played the crucial point.
It was the first real hard-hitting ralley in this match, he tried to overpower me but i was able to take on his power and then i played a great Forehnad longline for the 3-0 lead, and in the end i won the tiebreak 7-4 (usually i´m very bad when it comes to tiebreak)
i was really happy about this first step, and i thought "Supertiebreak is already safe"
In 2nd set he really served well and i was mentally a bit empty, i tried a few stupid shots and missed them all, at least at the first few games, and so he took a fast 4-0 lead.
I caught myself thinking "don´t care if you get bageled, you will win the supertiebreak"
I got better at the end of the 2nd set, and had few chances to win at least one game, but i missed it and so i had to eat the bagel.
Supertiebreak started, and i don´t know why, but he seemed to be very nervous.
I was really relaxed again, after Unforced errors i yelled a bit, but then i focused on the next point, and after each point for me i pushed myself and said to myseld stuff like "move good, work good, and then you can force him into a Unforced Errors"
at 3-3 we had to change sides, and then again 8-4 for me.
i can remember how i said to myself "keep focused, 4 points are nothing in a SuperTiebreak"
he came back to 8-6, and then after a long rally i won the 9th point who give me a triple Matchpoint.
This was the first time i got nervous in this match, i was afraid to loose after holding triple matchpoint. My forehand went long and so it was 9-7
On my second Matchpoint i tried to attack the net again, but i caught him halfway with a short ball and he missed another deep volley
and so i won 7-6(4) 0-6 10-7
overall me and my team lost 2-7