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View Poll Results: Which happens to you?
Im a choker, Ive wasted 10+ matches after having MP 9 16.07%
Im not too bad, I've wasted a few but not a lot. 9 16.07%
Ive won losts of matches after saving MPs! 8 14.29%
Ive won a few after saving MPs. 8 14.29%
I have done both equally! 15 26.79%
I dont play tennis. 7 12.50%
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post #16 of 36 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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Re: Match points

I always waste tons of MPs, I need like 5 to close out a match..!
At the same time, I'm one of the best match point savers... My opponents need at least 5 MPs on their own as well

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post #17 of 36 (permalink) Old May 5th, 2010, 10:05 PM
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Re: Match points

I always think to myself there is no pressure anywhere in the match until match point. Once you have one, you know you have played well enough to get there and can win the match

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post #18 of 36 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2010, 04:08 PM
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I dont think i've ever lost a match after having matchpoints....neither have i won one after saving them! I do tend to waste a lot of matchpoints though, and need about 30 of them.

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post #19 of 36 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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6-2 5-3 40/0, to 2-6 7-6 6-3 I had three match points and hit three double faults, and two backhand errors over the baseline to lose the game and then I mentally just fell apart. I was crying and all sorts.
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post #20 of 36 (permalink) Old May 9th, 2010, 04:21 PM
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I think I never wasted a MP in Singles, only in Doubles once in a 3rd set TB! I am very hesitant to do anything on my MP though, even when being up 6-0 5-0
I have saved a MP in the most "important" match I ever played, was nothing big though!

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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2010, 05:38 AM
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Once, i led 6-4, 5-1 40-00 (i had 2 more MPs later in my next Servise game) and i won the match 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 .

Another time, i was 3-6, 5-6 30-40 and i won 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4. That was really good!

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post #22 of 36 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2010, 06:40 AM
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Re: Match points

I was playing amazing tennis and it was just a one set match.
I was up 5-1 40-0 with 3 match points
then all of a sudden all my shots were just not going in
and he came back and it went to a tie-break and he had match points
then i finally regrouped and won.
like 10-8 in the tiebreak.

So terrible. I had like 10 match points.

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post #23 of 36 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2010, 08:45 AM
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Ive won a few after saving MPs..... or setpoints.....
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post #24 of 36 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2010, 08:47 AM
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I lost just one match from MP´s, and I never won a match when I saved a MP...once I won from 5:7, 3:5...5:7, 7:6(4?), 6:4...that´s all
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post #25 of 36 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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I tend to save match points and win the match. I don't know why. This happened yesterday funnily enough. I was down 4-5 and saved four match points and won. It included a comeback from 0-40 on my crappy serve. I don't really lose match points as set points are generally where I slip up.

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post #26 of 36 (permalink) Old May 11th, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Well, once I fought back from 0-5 facing 3 match points(at 3-5) and once from 0-4. But once I lost 4-0 and 40-15 in third set. In most cases I use match points and few times I saved few to win match after that. But more ofen I lose set after wasting set points or opportunitis like 3-1 and 40-15.
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post #27 of 36 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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I shouldn't have posted in this thread saying I have never wasted (or saved) match points. Totally jinxed myself. Today during my secondary school competition I wasted two match points. Just awesome.
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post #28 of 36 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2010, 01:44 PM
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Re: Match points

im not sure...
I think ive saved more than wasting them...

because winning saving match points
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post #29 of 36 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2010, 07:36 PM
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Re: Match points

Originally Posted by Ferg View Post
Just curious to see some experiences here of people dealing with MPs! Im realy good with them, I've never lost a match having them, polar opposieto my friend, I've beaten him like 5 times after he had MPs. Once I was 7-6 5-4 up against him and had 3 MPs, los the set on a tiebreak, then went 5-1 up in the third and he brought i back to *5-5 40-A and I still won. Once I saved 10 MPs in a tournament against a pusher, which made it sweeter. He had 3 at 6-5 and then in the tiebeak he led 6-3, 7-6, 8-7, 9-8, 10-9, and I won it 12-10.

Yes, yes, yes. I have been up and even taken the first set and then lost. It's as if the tought of winning cause me to choke and lose. I just don't understand it.
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post #30 of 36 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2010, 01:23 AM
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For me, I get very tight when facing these match point. I usually play very safe and just try to keep everything into the court and I end up saving sometimes the point but losing couple later, very frustrating. What should I do to resolve this? I very much dislike being passive and tense.
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