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FLL
Apr 20th, 2004, 04:41 AM
I have a huge problem!

When I play a match, everything goes to plan until it reaches a tie breaker! I don't remember the last tie break I won :o When it's 4-4, 5-5, or anything, I play really well but once it gets to 6-6, everything startst to go bad. I start framming a few shots and I start making some stupid errors. Is it nerves? Because I don't feel nervous. I don't understand. Most of the sets I lost this year were in the tie break. If I could only get that part of my game better, I feel it would make life easier for me and my match could be shorter sometimes.. Instead of 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 or 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 it could be 7-6, 6-4 or 6-1, 7-6...

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

K-Dog
Apr 20th, 2004, 05:00 AM
I have a huge problem!

When I play a match, everything goes to plan until it reaches a tie breaker! I don't remember the last tie break I won :o When it's 4-4, 5-5, or anything, I play really well but once it gets to 6-6, everything startst to go bad. I start framming a few shots and I start making some stupid errors. Is it nerves? Because I don't feel nervous. I don't understand. Most of the sets I lost this year were in the tie break. If I could only get that part of my game better, I feel it would make life easier for me and my match could be shorter sometimes.. Instead of 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 or 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 it could be 7-6, 6-4 or 6-1, 7-6...

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you're not nervous, then there is something wrong, but I can clearly see that you have the negative mindset when you enter a tiebreak. Play the points like each one is your last. Each and every point is important in a tiebreak. Stay extremely focus and consentrate on your game.

It also depends on your game style. If you're a coucher-puncher, and you're playing a power player, more times then not a power player has the advantage because they can get free and quick points. Also in tiebreaks, make your opponent play every ball, no easy unforced errors. Play more safe, and don't go for tremendous winners in tiebreaks. Play the percentages. (If you're framing balls, that means you're either tentative or taking your eyes off the ball!!)

Just remember play your game, and don't worry about your opponent. Also don't forget, Andre Agassi isn't a great tie-break player, and lok what he's done.

arcus
Apr 20th, 2004, 05:45 AM
if u keep losing on tiebreaks, then ur mother's the only one who believes that nerves have nothing to do with it. :)

6-6 means evenly balanced, ur win ratio should be 1:1.

worse than that, u must be mentally changing your game / approach, somehow.

lMaybe u should do what the good pros do and make ur opponent play (think.. "BRAD GILBERT IS MY COACH").
Act like ur making a big deal of every play, push ur foe, but just make sure every ball is deepish, but safe: make ur opponent feels they have to go for the winner: and as surely as night follows day, they'll miss. :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

tennisIlove09
Apr 20th, 2004, 07:23 AM
if you get worried your opponent can tell. stay calm and focused. most importantly I think is footwork. I remember my first tiebreaks, and I would rush because I wanted the points to badly. And remember to literally take it one point at a time. Even if you get down a mini-break...always stay positive.

Volcana
Apr 20th, 2004, 07:36 AM
You don't have to FEEL nervous to BE nervous.

If you're framing shots, you're physically tense. When you're tense, as opposed to relax, your arms literally don't extend as far. And you hit shots off the edge of the frame, instead of the 'sweet spot.'

Take deep breathes and exhale FULLY between points.

Make sure your footwork results in the ball being the proper distance form your body when you hit it.

matija-seles
Apr 20th, 2004, 07:43 AM
I would actually suggest oing for the shots in the tie-breaker. Don't stay passive but stay positive!

Vincent
Apr 20th, 2004, 07:57 AM
Try everything in a tiebreak! It must work if you don't play against someone like Roger Federer or Andre Agassi.:woohoo:

slydevil6142
Apr 20th, 2004, 08:38 AM
I usually win tie breaks so my tid bit of advise is to think of the tiebreak as a mini-set with each point counting a s a game. Make sure you concentrate on every point but if u have one or two errors dont let it get you down remeber that you can also get those two points back rather quickly. Dont forget what got you into the tiwbreak. Most ppl tend to play completly different when they get in the tiebreak causing them to play more hesitate b/c its not their usual game style and that forces them into more mistakes. You have to go in with a rather positive outlook and heck if your losing the tie breaks anyway just go for your shots and dont worry about it!

Jeff
Apr 20th, 2004, 08:57 AM
For me it's always important that I stay aggressive each and every point in a tiebreaker. It's also important, though, that you play high percentage points--that is, be aggressive with your shots, but while playing smart at the same time. You don't want to give away any free points.

heartBREAKeRS
Apr 21st, 2004, 08:19 AM
I have a huge problem!

When I play a match, everything goes to plan until it reaches a tie breaker! I don't remember the last tie break I won :o When it's 4-4, 5-5, or anything, I play really well but once it gets to 6-6, everything startst to go bad. I start framming a few shots and I start making some stupid errors. Is it nerves? Because I don't feel nervous. I don't understand. Most of the sets I lost this year were in the tie break. If I could only get that part of my game better, I feel it would make life easier for me and my match could be shorter sometimes.. Instead of 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 or 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 it could be 7-6, 6-4 or 6-1, 7-6...

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Get Your act together, and upgrade what you call NERVE :rolleyes:

Mateo Mathieu
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:21 PM
Just thinking about um, money, trophy or whatever... it may help you better :o

fan911
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:48 PM
What you should do is picture your opponent naked.

- L i n a -
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:27 PM
I have a huge problem!

When I play a match, everything goes to plan until it reaches a tie breaker! I don't remember the last tie break I won :o When it's 4-4, 5-5, or anything, I play really well but once it gets to 6-6, everything startst to go bad. I start framming a few shots and I start making some stupid errors. Is it nerves? Because I don't feel nervous. I don't understand. Most of the sets I lost this year were in the tie break. If I could only get that part of my game better, I feel it would make life easier for me and my match could be shorter sometimes.. Instead of 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 or 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 it could be 7-6, 6-4 or 6-1, 7-6...

HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Having a big serve like me, makes it much easier. :)

My only advice is to be more confident, and try being the aggressor. Put the pressure on your opponent.

Cam'ron Giles
Apr 21st, 2004, 02:30 PM
"I suck in tiebreaks..."

:tape:

tennisIlove09
Apr 21st, 2004, 06:37 PM
"I suck in tiebreaks..."

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