okay, as i left for the tie it was raining heavy, and so i didn´t expect to play at all, or to have a very long day at the courts
durring our drive the rain stopped, and as we arrived at the venue there was still a women team playing, her tie was re-scheduled after heavy rain last weekend
to watch the women play was epic, specially the one match, both women accused the other to cheat and to call balls out all the time who aren´t out.
was Epic stuff to watch them, it ended in a matchtiebreak 13:11, but the other girl wasted a 9-7 laed and din´t called a ball out that was really out this time.
really GOAT stuff to watch.
they had 6 courts, 4 grey clay courts, and 2 red clay courts, the women tie was played on the 4 grey courts, and after the singles
they started on 3 courts, and so 1 grey and the 2 red clay courts have been ready for us.
usually we should have refused to play on the red clay courts, because the court was not in good contition, and the net was for sure 10cm lower then the rules are saying, but we started anyway.
my team was down 1:2 as i had to start, and thanks god the women tie was already over and so i got a grey clay court.
i started well, he turned out to be a pusher at it´s best, but i played smart left right, and forced him into errors for a 5:2 lead.
but then he reduced his errors even more, and always when i tried to hit a winner he got the ball back, over and over again,
the end was mostly a error of me. and so i totally lost the lead and was down 5:6.
Then my TeamCaptain , who is also one of my best friends, came into the court and told me
"i want you to make nothing now, don´t go for the lines, don´t go for the winner, just hit back. he can´t hurt you with your, and i wanna see what he is doing then because you gifted him the last 4 games with your errors"
then the changeover was over and my opponent said to my friend/TeamCaptain
"are you gonna stay in here?"
and he then
"yes, i will stay on the bench"
and my opponent again
"is this allowed? i feeld distracted by you"
and then my Friend/TC
"tahts why i stay"
then he called his captain and asked if he is really allowed to stay on the bench, but then he had to accept it
but he was really pissed.
From this changeover on the match turned into the biggest Pushfestival ever.
And i finally won a game again to reach the tiebreak. i won the Tiebreak also with 7:5
my opponent was even more pissed at this time, still about my friend on the bench, and also about his wasted energy.
at the beginning of the 2nd he tried to go for the winner but failed completly, and so i had a fast 3:0 lead.
And then the epic rallies started again, many rallies i had to hit more then 20 shots. i held my lead and so i was up 5:2.
but then i was a bit too passive, and so he came back to 5:4
but then i finally served it out with some more offensive shots finally again.
the macth ended 7:6(5) 6:4 and lasted more then 2,5 hours
unfortunally my team was down 2:4 and so we had to win all doubles,
i played with our #1 player again.
at the beginning our opponents painted the lines a lot, and so we´ve been down fast 0:3
but from this moment on we got stronger and stronger and won 12 games in a row for a very great 6:3 6:0 victory
was my best doubles match this year for sure
but we lost the two other doubles and so the tie with 3:6
and i have to say today the first time in my life my opponent cheated on me, at least 3 times he called balls out that hit the line
once he said "i haven´t seen it, and so i called it out"