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Yoncé
Aug 25th, 2011, 09:50 AM
The last match I played (which was 6 months ago) I won

5-7 7-5 6-3 (saving 3MPs and coming back from 1-5 down in the 2nd and 1-3 down in the third!

MarkNL
Aug 25th, 2011, 07:33 PM
I had practice today, so I didn't play a real match. But I did play rallies and I practiced my serve. It actually went very well, so I was quite happy :D I served very well, a lot of first serves in and I hit some nice Backhands. I made some mistakes when I was taking a little risk and trying to hit the bal flat to score a winner. Still need to put a little more power into my forehand. Aside from that I was very satisfied :)

cowsonice
Aug 25th, 2011, 09:01 PM
All of your results are :worship:
I haven't played a tournament since...April? I will never recover from that 6-0 fiasco....:tears:
somebody please motivate me.

joe87
Aug 28th, 2011, 04:28 PM
I got in in our clubs championships for Pros as there weren't enought players. :cool:

Had to play against the 7th seed in first round, and it totally went as expected... 0-6 0-6 :lol:
His serve was just huge :eek: I played quite solid but it wasn't enough to win a game. Didn't matter if a ralley was 10, 20 or 30 shots, he could wait as long until I made the error. :help: Anyway, it was a nice practice for me and a great experience to play against a player from this class. :D

Hopefully I'll get a better result at the amateur-competition. A win would be nice. :angel:

Ivanovic2008
Aug 28th, 2011, 05:01 PM
In my first match I played amazing. My friend on the sideline had an app for stats and he counted 38 winners and 15 UE's. :) Anyways I ended up winning 6-4 6-4.

My second match wasn't as good. It was okay and I hit 28 winners and 31 UE's. The first set was crap and I lost it 6-1 in like 2 minutes. It continued this way until 0-2 before I hit 4 ACES in a row to win the game. I fought hard and saved a couple match points before losing in the tiebreaker.

crazillo
Aug 28th, 2011, 05:05 PM
There is an app to type in stats during tennis matches? That sounds cool. :p

I demoed two new racquets as I have been saying in the other thread. Played a good friend of mine, I used to own him for many years, but he has gotten stronger over the years and although I still win most of our matches, it has become closer. Today I lost 26 75 67 (match tiebreak) and I only started testing the second racquet in set 2. It was much fun and I'm looking forward to be playing with it again.

Aaron.
Aug 28th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Haven't played a match but I've committed to doing fitness drills everyday..I'm a naturally slim guy so I thought I didn't need to work on fitness or footwork and my past few tournament's have been disappointing.

Gonna keep you guys updated on my next tournament season which should be the end of September (I'll probably play about 4-5 tournaments before 2012) and see how improved fitness and footwork helps my results :)

vexxx
Aug 28th, 2011, 06:03 PM
I have a tournament in the beginning of September and I am really excited about it. I am playing both singles and doubles. However, my doubles partner pissed me off today. We arranged a practice yesterday. I was getting ready and he called me 20 mins before the practice just to say "it's too hot" :o Whaaaat? We should have played at 6.30pm when there is almost no sun and the temperatures are normal... Well, he really pissed me off. :o But we are doing very good in doubles with him and I hope we play good in the tourney too :)

joe87
Sep 1st, 2011, 07:03 PM
I failed again. :o

Had a great practise on Tuesday to make my forehand to a weapon. Today I couldn't hit it like two days ago. :rolleyes: So he blew me off the court 1-6 0-6

The most positive thing was my serve. Had only 1 DF (at the very first point :lol:), 1 Ace and a few service-winners. :)

the jamierbelyea
Sep 4th, 2011, 07:43 PM
I fell in the finals of a USTA NTRP 4.0 tournament earlier today. I really didn't get enough sleep last night (my roommate's boyfriend birthday), and had way too much wine haha.

Won the semi 6-2, 6-2 pretty easily, but the sun and the humidity took it's toll on me hardcore in the final. My footwork was in shambles, and it pretty bad. I went down 6-1, 3-0, got it back to 3-3, and then we broke eachother back and forth to 4-5, where he finally held.

I had game points at 0-0, and 0-2, and then had 15-40 on his serve in the last game. I really fought in the end, but it was a little too little to late.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 5th, 2011, 08:54 AM
I start my first tournament after 6 months on the 18th of September. I am playing one of the big tournaments here in Sydney, down at Sydney university. It will be played as a round robin format. With the finals played on the 22nd of September. A bit nervous (I probably won't get any sleep the night before lol). Ill keep you guys updated when the tournaments starts. I have been working hard to do well, so hopefully it pays off. Also congrats to all of you on your great results. Also remember, like my coach tells me: "Its always better to be a positive something, than a negative nothing". Also "Being an athlete is about challenge, determination and triumph. You never stop pursuing your body beyond yesterday's limitations, strive for your best. Its about passion, about performance, and being at your peak":):)

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 18th, 2011, 08:26 AM
First time i played for 6 hours+ straight. Played 3 games today. Won the first 2, lost in the semis:(
1st Round: Won 7-5, 6-3
QF: Won 6-2, 6-2
SF: Lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-2

Sammo
Sep 18th, 2011, 04:15 PM
I beat my Nemesis today 6-2 7-6(6) after leading 6-2 5-3. I'm technically better than him but he used to be in better shape than me, but he didnt play any tennis during the summer and I've been playing for 3 weeks :oh:

Yoncé
Sep 24th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Playing in a tournament atm. The first stage is RR then QF, SF and F

My RR matches
1-6 1-6
7-6(2) 6-3
6-2 6-2

Won my QF today against top seed

6-2 0-6 6-4

SF and Final tomorrow :D

Adrian.
Sep 24th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Had my best and my worst match at my last tournament.

Lost at first 0-6 2-6 after leading *2-0 40-0 in the 2nd set :haha::facepalm:

The other match was against a much better player and I lost in the end 4-6 4-6 :sobbing:
I gave away both sets at *4-5, I just couldn't serve it out to level to 5-5 :mad:
DF in the first set and also DF on the 5th MP :hysteric:
I saved first 2 MP's with a service winner, 1 UE by my opponent on a sloooooooooooooooooooooow 2nd serve and one winner FH DTL :hearts:
I even had GP which I just had to smash in being in front of the net, but I failed badly :facepalm:

But every other game apart from the last games in both sets were superb :drool:
We both played wonderful tennis with much more winners than UE. In fact, there were about 20 people watching the match and they were wondering why we both are ranked the lowest possible rank (LK23).
In the end I was happy about the result and my opponent was a really nice guy, so I had no problems with losing to him.

If I'd played like that in the first match, I would have won for sure 6-2 6-2 :haha::rolls::haha:

vexxx
Sep 24th, 2011, 06:17 PM
I am playing a tourney this weekend. The matches are played only in 1 set, not best of 3. I won my first round 6-3. I wasn't playing very good, but my serve worked good at the important points. My opponent was a lefty and was struggling with low balls, so I used backhand slices a lot. In my 2nd round I won 6-3 again. Played a little bit better against a better opponent. My best match was my quarterfinal - I won it 6-1. I was serving really great, dropping just a few points on my serve. My opponent had difficulties with moving well on the court, so I used a lot of dropshot-> passing shot combinations.

I also played 1 doubles match (the majority of the doubles matches will be played tomorrow). We won 6-2 having a fairly easy match. The tougher ones are tomorrow.

In the singles semifinal I am playing against my doubles partner. It will be really tough, but I hope I can win. Our deal is one of us to make a singles and doubles title double :D

matthias
Sep 24th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Had my best and my worst match at my last tournament.

Lost at first 0-6 2-6 after leading *2-0 40-0 in the 2nd set :haha::facepalm:

The other match was against a much better player and I lost in the end 4-6 4-6 :sobbing:
I gave away both sets at *4-5, I just couldn't serve it out to level to 5-5 :mad:
DF in the first set and also DF on the 5th MP :hysteric:
I saved first 2 MP's with a service winner, 1 UE by my opponent on a sloooooooooooooooooooooow 2nd serve and one winner FH DTL :hearts:
I even had GP which I just had to smash in being in front of the net, but I failed badly :facepalm:

But every other game apart from the last games in both sets were superb :drool:
We both played wonderful tennis with much more winners than UE. In fact, there were about 20 people watching the match and they were wondering why we both are ranked the lowest possible rank (LK23).
In the end I was happy about the result and my opponent was a really nice guy, so I had no problems with losing to him.

If I'd played like that in the first match, I would have won for sure 6-2 6-2 :haha::rolls::haha:

:hug:
nice like cute? or just a nice guy?
showered together ;) ?

joe87
Sep 24th, 2011, 07:10 PM
:hug:
nice like cute? or just a nice guy?
showered together ;) ?

:lol:

I will probably play some of those LK-tournaments in Germany next year. :D Figured out that there are a lot of them in a club which is just about 30km from here. :bounce:

Adrian.
Sep 25th, 2011, 05:21 AM
:hug:
nice like cute? or just a nice guy?
showered together ;) ?

Just a nice guy :oh:
LOL

But I showered with another guy :drool::lick::oh:

Adrian.
Sep 25th, 2011, 05:21 AM
:lol:

I will probably play some of those LK-tournaments in Germany next year. :D Figured out that there are a lot of them in a club which is just about 30km from here. :bounce:

:eek:
Cool, where? Passau? :unsure:

Kəv.
Sep 25th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Lost 61 60 Yesterday & Today lost 61 63 in my first tournament. :bigcry:

joe87
Sep 25th, 2011, 08:01 AM
:eek:
Cool, where? Passau? :unsure:

Piding. ;)
I hope it works with the registration :shrug:

Lost 61 60 Yesterday & Today lost 61 63 in my first tournament. :bigcry:

:hug:
First matches are always hard... Next week I can finally play against the guy who I wanted to play against since July, to get my first win. :angel:

Adrian.
Sep 25th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Piding. ;)
I hope it works with the registration :shrug:



:hug:
First matches are always hard... Next week I can finally play against the guy who I wanted to play against since July, to get my first win. :angel:

ahh, bei Salzburg :yeah:
Well, I've seen 2 AUT guys playing in Augsburger LK Tournament, so you should have no problem :)

crazillo
Sep 25th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Lost 57 46 to a good friend of mine. I used to beat him but recently I have not been playing too well and I feel he has improved over the years. I just need to get fitter and stop changing stuff about my technique every time I play. :o I wanted to improve my grips but now I feel like I've lost my consistency on the way...

vexxx
Sep 25th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Played my SF against my doubles partner today. It was a very tight match. I was serving first. Everybody held his serve till 5-5 and there weren't any break points too. In my last service game I was losing 15-30 when I made my first double fault. Great timing :o Then he was serving for the match and had 40-15, but I saved both match points. The game went through 8 deuces. I had 3 break points. In one of them I missed an easy volley :sobbing: On his 7th match point I made a backhand UE and lost :(

We also played our doubles QF and started really bad. We were trailing 2-5* 30-30, just 2 points away from a loss. Then we make great return winners in the next 2 points. We also got the next 2 games. Our opponents started to make more errors and get angry and we won 7-5. In the semifinal we won 6-3 after a slow start again - we were losing 0-2 and 2-3. We were playing great during the whole final. We won it 6-3 6-1. My first title in my 2nd tournament :woohoo: It's in doubles, but hey, it's still a title :D

joe87
Sep 25th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Congrats vexxx. :D

Seems like your are a good player. :cool:

vexxx
Sep 25th, 2011, 06:08 PM
Congrats vexxx. :D

Seems like your are a good player. :cool:

Thanks :p Well, it depends what is your criteria for "good" :D I have a lot of things to improve, but yes - "good" is a good word :lol: Nothing very spectacular. I am surprised that my first tournament win comes in doubles - my volleys and especially overheads used to be poor, but I improved them a lot in the last couple of months.

igralec33
Sep 26th, 2011, 11:37 AM
Just played against friend which I usually always lost. But this time I won. :D 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. :p I was serving really solid (I even made less than 10 DF :inlove: and I think I served around 10 aces too :D). My best weapon today were drop shots. I even played 4 drop shots on my opponent service game in a row and won all of them. :D Also improved backhand ... now I can even hit winners with it. Today I had feeling my backhand was even better as forehand. :eek: Anyway, also on net I played really solid. Was really good match for me even though I almost choked in 3rd set again. I was 4-1 up but allowed my opponent to have break points for 4-4 but saved them and take a lead 5-3. Also in last game I was 15-40 down but saved first break with really nice ace down the T. :D Second one was saved with good service too. ;) Finished match with forehand winner right on line. :bounce: :p

MaSharp
Sep 26th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Congratulations igralec33. This was obviously a really good match from you. :]

Keep going! ;)

the jamierbelyea
Sep 26th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Major choke mode this weekend in a NTRP 4.0 tournament.

Started off great breaking and holding for 2-0.

Lost the opener 2-6.

Second set started off great , went up 3-0, had 4 chances to gain the double break for 4-0..

Lost the second set 4-6.

I got so tense in pressure moments, and it's bad. I need to get a sports psychologist or something haha

joe87
Sep 28th, 2011, 02:47 PM
Played another match in our clubs ranking tournament today, and.... I scored my first win :woohoo:

Won easy with 6-0 6-2 :drool:

I played quite solide and he had nothing to hurt me as expected. Just had to move him to win most of the points. :) Serve was a mess at all until the middle of the second set, but it didn't matter. Even served it out with an Ace then. :cool:

So nice that I finished my first season with my goal to win a match. Can't wait for the new season now. :lol: :bounce:

vexxx
Sep 28th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Played another match in our clubs ranking tournament today, and.... I scored my first win :woohoo:

Won easy with 6-0 6-2 :drool:

I played quite solide and he had nothing to hurt me as expected. Just had to move him to win most of the points. :) Serve was a mess at all until the middle of the second set, but it didn't matter. Even served it out with an Ace then. :cool:

So nice that I finished my first season with my goal to win a match. Can't wait for the new season now. :lol: :bounce:

Nice way to score a first win - with a bagel :hearts: Let this be the first of many wins for you :p

matthias
Sep 30th, 2011, 05:39 PM
today i played my best match ever
i beat my team-mate who is supposed to be way better then me 6-2 6-3
i won a few sets against him in the past, but i never beat him before, but today was just the right day.
First of all i have to say that he didn´t played his best tennis today , but usually it´s still enough to beat me, i just win a few more games when he has a bad day.

Pusher is probably the best way to describe my style, i often stay 2 meter behind the baseline, and then when my opponent gets short and i want to attac i went long. Also my backhand is very bad. My Forehand used to be good, but often i´m not brave enough to go for my shots.
Today all came together, my Forehand was never better, i mixed my shots good, and even when i steped into the court i found the right lenght, and i even dictated alot of points with my forehand and was able to end them with a winner and not with a UE´s :lol:
My Backhand was solid, i hit a few nice back-chips short behind the net who gave him a lot of trouble, and i was able to keep the UE´s low on the Backhand.

i know i will not be able to play alway on this good level (good level for my standard) but i hope it gives me more confidence for the future
because it showed my how much better i can play

matthias
Sep 30th, 2011, 05:40 PM
congrats to joe87 and igralec33 :wavey:

Adrian.
Oct 1st, 2011, 10:30 AM
Congrats matthias :banana::hearts:

Poor Dirk :smooch:

matthias
Oct 1st, 2011, 04:29 PM
Congrats matthias :banana::hearts:

Poor Dirk :smooch:

thanks, and Dirk handled it very well

he even joked about the fact how many points i could have won on a LK-Tournament with this victory ;)

young_gunner913
Oct 1st, 2011, 11:44 PM
Beat my friend Gina 7-5, 7-6 [9-7] today. We got to play at a country club and I was grunting a bit and this guy came over to ask me to shut up because this woman he was trying to give lessons to couldn't concentrate and she was doing these pathetic little sex grunts. :spit: So every time I hit a winner I would roar COME ON. :oh:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 2nd, 2011, 01:44 AM
Beat my friend Gina 7-5, 7-6 [9-7] today. We got to play at a country club and I was grunting a bit and this guy came over to ask me to shut up because this woman he was trying to give lessons to couldn't concentrate and she was doing these pathetic little sex grunts. :spit: So every time I hit a winner I would roar COME ON. :oh:

Matt Sharapova :oh:

Instead of Come On you should have pumped your fist and yelled Ajde! right at him :lol:

matthias
Oct 3rd, 2011, 06:10 PM
today i lost with the same Result i won last Friday
2-6 3-6
but i´m still satisfied with the way i played, i went for my stroke, i tried to dominate the points and played offensive
in the first set i felt really tired and i was a bit late and sometimes not in the perfect position, second set it was better and my forehand came better, played some really great forehands down the line, but my friend played better in the second set too, and he was a bit more lucky too, once he broke me with 2 netcord balls, and he hit the line often
but like i said before, i´m still satisfied, it seems like my Game develops into the right direction :)

ce
Oct 3rd, 2011, 08:10 PM
64 63 vs my friend :)
was down 1/4 in first :tape:

matthias
Oct 4th, 2011, 09:39 AM
congrats ce :wavey:

Adrian.
Oct 4th, 2011, 09:40 AM
today i lost with the same Result i won last Friday
2-6 3-6
but i´m still satisfied with the way i played, i went for my stroke, i tried to dominate the points and played offensive
in the first set i felt really tired and i was a bit late and sometimes not in the perfect position, second set it was better and my forehand came better, played some really great forehands down the line, but my friend played better in the second set too, and he was a bit more lucky too, once he broke me with 2 netcord balls, and he hit the line often
but like i said before, i´m still satisfied, it seems like my Game develops into the right direction :)

:lol:
Poor you, Dirk must have been :fiery: after his defeat :oh:
But anyway, well done :hug:

Yoncé
Oct 8th, 2011, 09:04 AM
Played my first club matches for they year! I played seniors today :)

Lost doubles 4-6 1-6 :(

But in singles I won 9-8(14-12) :bounce: In seniors its only a set first to 9. But I thought the guy I played wanted to go all kirilenko-Stosur on my ass :lol: But nup it aint gon happen!

I think juniors starts a few weeks!

Kairi
Oct 10th, 2011, 07:48 PM
played against this guy in my club(i guess you can call him my nemesis or watev) on Saturday.. coming into the match i had lost to him like 6 consec times :o ..anyway, surprisingly i won the 1st set 6-4, then went down 0-4 in the second, and was able to win that 6-4 as well.. :haha: i just started going for broke on everything, returns, serves etc and it worked :spit: ..at one point i even did a sliding split type thing while running down a ball wide to my FH (Kim would be proud :oh:):lol: ..his face at the end though, priceless :hearts:

hessie
Oct 16th, 2011, 05:13 AM
i played my first match of the new season yesterday... it was a shocking match :lol:, i lost 2-6 6-1 6-3. Even though i won the first set i couldnt hit the ball how i wanted too.. i need to work on my serve alot too!

Moveyourfeet
Oct 21st, 2011, 03:29 AM
Played my 2nd match of a 4.5 league on Monday.
I won 6-3, 6-2. I'm really proud of the way I played and won because this guy is like my kryptonite: He's a lefty (ugh) and counterpuncher/junkballer.

Lots of weird spins, drop shots-lob combos and of course lefty slice.

however I was playing so GOAT-ly it didn't even matter. He made me hit 3 winners per point and I did just that. Hard topspin shots to the sidelines for angles and swinging volley winners were the order of the day. I didn't even know I owned a swinging volley :lol:

I served very smartly, hitting a lot of kick serves rather than flat serves because he could block the flat ones back easily but couldn't aggressively deal with the kick.

It also helped that I have lost 12 pounds and gotten much fitter, so I was able to run down all his drop shots and any lobs he hit over me.

It's so great being fit and having my heart rate drop quickly after long points :drool:

Domo19
Oct 22nd, 2011, 02:40 PM
Today I played my first match of indoor season. After initial problems I won : 6/7(4) 6/2 6/3 As always my biggest weapon is serve 23 aces :) but 9 DF's ;/ hope whole season will be as good ;)

Adrian.
Oct 22nd, 2011, 11:51 PM
today i lost with the same Result i won last Friday
2-6 3-6
but i´m still satisfied with the way i played, i went for my stroke, i tried to dominate the points and played offensive
in the first set i felt really tired and i was a bit late and sometimes not in the perfect position, second set it was better and my forehand came better, played some really great forehands down the line, but my friend played better in the second set too, and he was a bit more lucky too, once he broke me with 2 netcord balls, and he hit the line often
but like i said before, i´m still satisfied, it seems like my Game develops into the right direction :)

Hard hitting pusher? :oh:

Yoncé
Oct 23rd, 2011, 03:48 AM
I played like a billion matches on the weekend :hysteric:

Saturday morning (School tennis) Singles I won 6-3 6-1 but the match went for ages and pretty much every game went to duce except when I was serving at 5-1 in the 2nd and held to love.

In doubles we lost 4 and 3...totally my partners fault :oh:

Saturday afternoon (Club) I had to play my singles against this guys that had always beaten me, we played against each other in junior divisions and under age tournaments and I had never won, but I actually did this time so I was pretty happy with my efforts there, and it was probably the best match I had played in ages! I won 9-3 :woohoo:

In doubles our match was a marathon and we just lost 6-7 7-5 10-7 in a super tie-break, but I was high quality match from all four of us not mug fest which is a nice improvement.

And today I played club again except in a different competition, this time mixed. I had to play three, best of three matches (2 singles and 1 mixed double) my first single I managed to win 7-5 6-1 the second single was so much harder, but my serve was as flawless as it gets for my standard 7-6 6-7 6-2. In the mixed double we lost 2 and 3 cause my partner and I were both completely stuffed.

Now I am pretty much dead.

Domo19
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:04 PM
I just won the longest and toughest match of ... I think ...my career : 7/6(3) 6/4 0/6 2/6 6/4 :D :D :D some stats : ACES - 29 DF's - 14

farahnaz783
Oct 25th, 2011, 05:37 AM
its a good forum according to the latest tennis news and views here so thanks for sharing these updates with us in this wonderful forum

Territory
Nov 13th, 2011, 03:00 AM
Ugh I got thrashed by my friend yesterday 1-6 0-6 2-6 2-6. I have a bigger game than him but he makes like 0 errors and always hits good deep returns, even off my better serves.

This was particularly annoying because I'm playing in a tournament this weekend and don't want to get wiped off the court.

We're having a rematch today so here's hoping my forehand actually works today! The annoying thing yesterday was that I served pretty well, my topspin backhand (a work-in-progress) was better than ever and I felt remarkably fit throughout the four sets, but I still got flogged. Wish me luck!

Dani12
Nov 13th, 2011, 09:00 AM
Ugh I got thrashed by my friend yesterday 1-6 0-6 2-6 2-6. I have a bigger game than him but he makes like 0 errors and always hits good deep returns, even off my better serves.

This was particularly annoying because I'm playing in a tournament this weekend and don't want to get wiped off the court.

We're having a rematch today so here's hoping my forehand actually works today! The annoying thing yesterday was that I served pretty well, my topspin backhand (a work-in-progress) was better than ever and I felt remarkably fit throughout the four sets, but I still got flogged. Wish me luck!

:eek: Where is the tournament you are playing?

Territory
Nov 13th, 2011, 12:06 PM
Alice Springs.

I did better in my rematch today. I still lost 2-6 4-6 but felt much better about how I played today. I found my forehand again a little.

Hope I do okay on the weekend! :) Do you play tournaments Dani?

Ben.
Nov 14th, 2011, 06:44 AM
^^
What level tournaments do you play in Australia?

Territory
Nov 14th, 2011, 06:57 AM
The crappier AMTs. The one coming up is Silver level - I wouldn't go any higher than that (plus the draw is week, being in Alice Springs and all). I'm not young and only got into tennis late so I only do it for fun and because I'm obsessed with tennis. :lol:

Any other Aussies here play in AMTs?

JoPova
Nov 14th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Yesterday I lost my match 1-6 2-6. So disappointed with the way I played in the first set. In the second one I played a bit better: I was even serving at 40-15 for a 3-1 lead, but in the end my serve was too inconsistent and cost me a lot of points and, well, I lost! :( Hope to update this thread with better results next week!

Ben.
Nov 14th, 2011, 07:59 PM
The crappier AMTs. The one coming up is Silver level - I wouldn't go any higher than that (plus the draw is week, being in Alice Springs and all). I'm not young and only got into tennis late so I only do it for fun and because I'm obsessed with tennis. :lol:

Any other Aussies here play in AMTs?

That's so cool :) I don't play in AMTs or anything like that. But I have actually officiated at two of them, one on the Gold Coast at Gold level & one somewhere in Brissy at Silver level, both as lines umpire :)

Territory
Nov 14th, 2011, 08:25 PM
That's so cool :) I don't play in AMTs or anything like that. But I have actually officiated at two of them, one on the Gold Coast at Gold level & one somewhere in Brissy at Silver level, both as lines umpire :)

:lol: you have lines umpire at your AMTs?? Not in Alice! Haha... we're pretty relaxed in the Territory.

Ben.
Nov 14th, 2011, 11:28 PM
:lol: you have lines umpire at your AMTs?? Not in Alice! Haha... we're pretty relaxed in the Territory.

Sometimes, depends on the level & whether the tournament wants them or just for Tennis Officials Australia to train their officials. Believe me lines umpires don't just start off at Brisbane International or AO.

Dani12
Nov 28th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Alice Springs.

I did better in my rematch today. I still lost 2-6 4-6 but felt much better about how I played today. I found my forehand again a little.

Hope I do okay on the weekend! :) Do you play tournaments Dani?

I used to play junior competitions. Now that I'm a little older, my pusher game doesn't work so well :lol:

Territory
Nov 28th, 2011, 12:57 PM
Oh your pusher game would beat me I'm sure. In that tournament I played in, I sprayed so many errors that any pusher would have flogged me :lol: :sad:

I didn't do very well at all in the Open draws, but did win the graded/social doubles. I'm sorta stuck between open and social level at the moment - hoping I still have room to improve...

Are you playing in Canberra at the moment?? I just arrived there today again and will be here for a while...

Dani12
Dec 3rd, 2011, 03:01 AM
Oh your pusher game would beat me I'm sure. In that tournament I played in, I sprayed so many errors that any pusher would have flogged me :lol: :sad:

I didn't do very well at all in the Open draws, but did win the graded/social doubles. I'm sorta stuck between open and social level at the moment - hoping I still have room to improve...

Are you playing in Canberra at the moment?? I just arrived there today again and will be here for a while...

In juniors, I'd beat people 6-0 6-0 and I'd be really angry at the end because I know I just pushed my way to victory :lol: Even if I killed an opponent, I'd still come off absolutely dead and tired because every rally I played was just a marathon.

As I started stepping up in class, my game didn't really pay off just because people could swing freely off my shots and hit heaps of winners. So the last year or two I'm trying to be more aggressive, especially off the return of serve and devoping my forehand.

I'm not Canberra for the for most of the summer, but I'll be back like the first day of February i'm pretty sure. I'm really keen to start playing again more, I play tennis way more here than I do in Canberra.

AUSBOY
Dec 6th, 2011, 06:30 AM
I started playing AMT's this year, got myself a ranking. Its much tougher in Victoria as about 30% all ranked players are based in Victoria, and the draws are generally 128. My best results have been 3rd round singles, Quarter Final in Doubles. I'm like you Territory, haven't entered above Silver Level yet.

Adrian.
Dec 6th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Played doubles on Friday and lost 1-6 5-7 3-2 ret. :lol:
It was a fucking fast indoor carpert court :eek: but it was great fun to play on it. in the 2nd set we lead already 4-1* and 5-2* but then my mate choked it away :hysteric: he normaly is the best of us 4, but he is injured and could only slice his BH (normally double handed) so actually it was: 1+2 vs. 3+4 :oh: us being 3+4 :p

oliverbecken
Dec 7th, 2011, 09:36 AM
Lost against an GLTA A player by 6/4, 3/6, 6/3 in semis of a Dublin tournament :sad:

I was dictating the game with my winners, but also with my errors! :oh:


It's been 2-3 months that I'm playing quite good and agressive, so hopefully I can upgrade to GLTA B level next year! :cheer:

Kəv.
Dec 15th, 2011, 08:57 AM
Played the Parktrent Champs (Tennis Australia)

Yesterday lost 62 26 62 (My first set in this higher level comp!)
Today lost 62 62 :[

Kəv.
Dec 15th, 2011, 08:58 AM
^ was my second comp too :)

Dani12
Dec 15th, 2011, 09:20 AM
I played and beat my brother yesterday 6-1 6-3 :lol:

Holy crap I sucked, I basically turned into a ball basher because I couldn't run. While it was quite hot, at 5-1 I was kneeling down from being so tired. All my muscles are sore today :sad:

...I guess that's what happens when you don't exercise for two months :lol: Damn exams.

MarkNL
Dec 29th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Ugh, I played a match today against my brother.

We had to stop because of rain, but I was down 6-3 4-1. :o

It has been a while since I played, I made a lot of errors and I came to the net far to often. He lobbed all balls over me and he made a lot of points with it. Later on I found some consistency in my serve but somehow I still managed to lose my service games. Hoping to improve :p

JoPova
Jan 10th, 2012, 06:11 PM
last week I played a match against a friend and I won 2-6 6-4 6-0. In the first set my serve was really bad (too many DF), I lost confidence and my game was all over the place. In the second set it got better and in the third my serve was very good and my game solid. Overall I'm very happy I was able to come through a difficult situation! :)

the jamierbelyea
Jan 13th, 2012, 04:48 AM
I have my yearly January USTA 4.5 tournament this weekend, and once again just like last year I am out of shape and haven't hit a ball in a few weeks. It's going to be U-G-L-Y.

wozfan01
Jan 15th, 2012, 08:09 PM
It's not recent, but in the summer of 2011 I was in the lowest level tournament at my club (ive only been playing for a year) and i had managed to make the finals. In the finals i won 6-7(10) 7-6(4) 6-2! I will remember it forever!!! I was playing against a friend who is pretty much a pusher, and whenever i set up my backhand down the line, he got to it, and we waited for someone to make an error. I had about 4 set points in set 1, and i was down 4-1 in the second. I got it back to 5-4, with him serving for the match, and he was up 40-15. He serves it to my backhand in the deuce court, and i go for it and it just touches the baseline!! He had to look at the mark (it was on green clay) and finally said it was in. he then double faulted and i broke back! lol and then we broke eachother to get to a tiebreak, which i won. I think he just mentally checked out after that, and i won the second 6-2!! the final lasted 3.5 hours! But I actually won, and both of my legs were covered in clay!

Adrian.
Jan 22nd, 2012, 10:08 PM
1-6 6-2 7-6(5) in doubles on Friday, match report to follow soon :drool::cheer:

Dani12
Jan 29th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Won my last singles 6-4 6-4. I was getting completely outplayed in the first set, was down 4-1...I knew my opponent couldn't keep it up though. I just kept telling myself that their level would drop, just keep steady. My opponents level started dropping, I started playing better and reeled off the next four games. My opponent had a weaker one handed backhand compared to the forehand, so my lefty slider was working well getting free points and short returns.

Was down a break in the second again, felt much better off the ground though. Was going for my shots a bit more and even hit two big aces :eek: By the way, I'm still a total brat on court :bigcry: Too many come ons and racquet throws. Need to calm down a fair bit. Was much calmer in the second set, but that was probably due to the fact that I was playing better and not getting out-hit. I don't get bratty if the score is tight ...just if I'm getting out hit or playing crap :lol:

Anyway composure was the best thing about this match.

JoPova
Jan 30th, 2012, 07:42 PM
Yesterday I played a set against a friend and lost 4-6. I've never won against him, but this time I was really close! Next time I'll do my best and I'm quite confident I'll be able to win!

Territory
Jan 30th, 2012, 09:36 PM
I have a tournament this weekend and am in the qualifying draw and doubles draw, both starting Friday.

My confidence is not high at the moment as I didn't do well in my last attempt at playing one of these crappy tournaments, but I will try and pick myself and play as well as I can.

Wish me luck!

Dominika23
Feb 1st, 2012, 04:30 PM
question any of you play ITF event and by playing ITF events do they help you turn Pro

Yoncé
Feb 4th, 2012, 05:42 AM
First match since the season break in November today :facepalm: Lord I was redefining rusty and shit and everything. My first match I lost 1-6 5-7 it was the most disgusting performance ever, but it would have been comical to watch, in the first set my serve and forehand were no existent. I went into super Brainless Ball Basher mode if a rally went for more than 4 or 5 shots I'd just try to hit the ball as hard as possible to end the point. My footwork in the whole match was like I has cement shoes, I have never felt so bad moving ever, I would have Sharapova look like the best mover in history on Clay. In the second set I kind of got half a forehand but my serve was still shit, we exchanged breaks for the first 7 games in the second. And then I held for 4-4 and then broke for 5-4 and had 3 set points but lost them all and went to 5-5 he held and then broke my serve :sobbing:

The second match was slightly acceptable and it was like I was a different play, I was sliding on hard court blasting forhand winners from everywhere on the court but I still didn't have a serve but I managed to win a set in a valiant 4-6 6-2 3-6 loss. I was actually kind of happy with how I played in that match and was also happy to finish on a slightly better note.

Tomic
Feb 8th, 2012, 09:27 PM
question any of you play ITF event and by playing ITF events do they help you turn Pro

Yeah That Help U start off by getting ranking point If I right. I think U should sign up For ITF and USTA as well , If you wanna go Pro. I about Sign up Usta as well.

Moveyourfeet
Feb 9th, 2012, 06:10 AM
Rolled over my ankle in the semis of a 4.5 tournament while up 6-1, 4-2. I was going to win the tournament too, because the first semi had already been played and the winner was basically a walking bye for me :sobbing:.

Yoncé
Feb 9th, 2012, 07:14 AM
Rolled over my ankle in the semis of a 4.5 tournament while up 6-1, 4-2. I was going to win the tournament too, because the first semi had already been played and the winner was basically a walking bye for me :sobbing:.

:hug: Wish you a fast recovery :cheer:

Six Feet Under
Feb 9th, 2012, 01:19 PM
Made the R32 (lost to the number 50 in Australia 6-0 6-0 :sobbing:) in an AMT Gold, so yay for ranking points :cheer:

Territory
Feb 11th, 2012, 10:07 AM
Our interclub "pennant" comp started today. In the singles, I had it easy and went up 6-2 5-1, then choked my way to 5-5 before winning in 7-5 in the 2nd.

Then in doubles same story: we were winning easily at 6-1 3-1. All of a sudden I couldn't hold serve and we lost the 2nd 6-4. There was no way I was going to lose the match and fortunately we won the match tiebreak 10-5. Phew!

So two good wins and two good chokes. Fortunately no fatal chokes :lol:

Next week: Sydney Mardi Gras Tennis Tournament! :)

AUSBOY
Feb 13th, 2012, 06:58 AM
Saved a match point and won first round singles in a 2.5 hour marathon last week, then lost 3 hour marathon in 3 sets the same day, then had doubles, I was completed stuffed after and pulled out of consolation singles haha

AUSBOY
Feb 13th, 2012, 07:00 AM
Territory we should hit when you come to Melbourne!

Barktra
Feb 16th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I am playing a USTA sanctioned junior doubles tournament tomorrow

We play the second seeds who I have never beat before :scared:

Kəv.
Feb 17th, 2012, 09:54 AM
Territory we should hit when you come to Melbourne!

We should hit :lol:

My mum probably wouldn't let me though :o

Barktra
Feb 17th, 2012, 09:59 PM
We lost 62 61 :sobbing:

Kəv.
Feb 18th, 2012, 04:07 AM
:hug:

Kəv.
Feb 18th, 2012, 04:08 AM
Don't worry, Im 0-4 in Singles in the Optus Junior Tour.

champion88
Feb 19th, 2012, 06:16 PM
Triple club champion!!

I was #3 seed and beat the #1 seed in singles SF 4-6 6-6 6-0 and then the #2 seed (club coach) in the F 6-7 6-3 6-4
#1 seeds in doubles and beat the #4 seeds in F 6-2 4-6 6-3
#3 seeds in mixed, beat the #2 seeds in SF and #4 seeds in F 6-2 6-4

:cheer:

Stonerpova
Feb 20th, 2012, 01:13 AM
3 titles in five finals at local USTA 18's events.

1. Won 7-5, 7-5 (led 5-1 in the second and blew a ton of match points. You'd have thought it was fucking Wimbledon :o )
2. Lost 2-6, 7-6(4), 3-6
3. Lost 3-6, 7-5, 2-6
4. Won 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
5. Won 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(2) (saved 3 match points in the semi and 2 in the final. I felt like a mental giant :lol: )

darrinbaker00
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:40 AM
Won my opening match of the Ultimate Tennis season, 6-2, 6-1. The guy I played literally could not hit two balls in a row in the court, so I just kept feeding him balls down the middle. I've had double-bagel wins that were harder than this one.

Moveyourfeet
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:34 AM
Won my opening match of the Ultimate Tennis season, 6-2, 6-1. The guy I played literally could not hit two balls in a row in the court, so I just kept feeding him balls down the middle. I've had double-bagel wins that were harder than this one.

What level?

I'm playing Ultimate Tennis this season as well. 4.5 league. First match is this week.

darrinbaker00
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:30 AM
What level?

I'm playing Ultimate Tennis this season as well. 4.5 league. First match is this week.

I play 4.0, but the guy I played today wouldn't make a good 3.5. A lot of guys in Ultimate Tennis play up, so you may run into some 4.0s in your division.

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:37 AM
I was thinking of signing up, DB. Do you play in Berkeley? I live in San Leandro, but I work in Berkeley, and there aren't a lot of courts out there.

darrinbaker00
Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:31 AM
I was thinking of signing up, DB. Do you play in Berkeley? I live in San Leandro, but I work in Berkeley, and there aren't a lot of courts out there.

I play at San Pablo Park, where there are six lit courts. Where do you work (PM me if you don't want that made public)?

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 22nd, 2012, 06:19 AM
I play at San Pablo Park, where there are six lit courts. Where do you work (PM me if you don't want that made public)?

Done :cool:

young_gunner913
Feb 22nd, 2012, 06:41 AM
Watch out Darrin. He did the hand to me! :(

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 22nd, 2012, 06:46 AM
Yes, I did do the hand.

In fact, I placed both of them on the grip of my tennis racquet and proceeded to beat you like you stole my last ring-pop ;)

young_gunner913
Feb 22nd, 2012, 07:05 AM
:speakles:

Last time we played I laid the smackdown on you in the opening game and then in a cruel twist of fate, I got injured during the change over. :sad: It's so sad to see how far my level dipped after that horrendous incident. :sad:

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 22nd, 2012, 07:21 AM
Watch out Darrin. He did the hand to me! :(

:bigwave:

darrinbaker00
Feb 22nd, 2012, 05:38 PM
:speakles:

Last time we played I laid the smackdown on you in the opening game and then in a cruel twist of fate, I got injured during the change over. :sad: It's so sad to see how far my level dipped after that horrendous incident. :sad:

Injured during the changeover? What did you do, poke yourself in the eye with your towel?

MarkNL
Feb 25th, 2012, 01:34 PM
I played a match against my twin brother on wednesday and I lost 1-6 6-7(3)... :sad: I hadn't played in a pretty long time and my serve was completely gone in the 1st set. Suddenly, down 2-4 15-40 in the 2nd set on my own serve I find it again and I powered in front 5-4* and 6-5*. In the tiebreak I hit like 4 moonballs and I lost eventually. I also had a harsh fall in the 2nd game of set 2. I wanted to get the ball out of the corner but I slipped and faceplanted on the baseline :$

Ben.
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:35 AM
Are there Aussies on here that play AMTs or lower level ones?

Territory
Feb 26th, 2012, 01:51 AM
Are there Aussies on here that play AMTs or lower level ones?

Yeah I've played a few White level ones... have won a few matches but never two in a row.

Ivanovic2008
Feb 26th, 2012, 02:00 AM
I am playing a 32 draw this weekend.
32 round : I won 0-6 6-4 6-4. My opponent was really a pusher and scrappy and I couldn't find a rhythm the whole match. The first set was horrible with my serve was off I df like 8 times and my best shot (my forehand) was completely off with UE's spraying everywhere. My BH was weak and my movement was awful. I then continued with this horrible play until 0-2 and then I began to play a little bit better and steadier. I leveled it to 4-4 and then served up 2 aces and one FH winner and overhead winner. I began steamrolling and my groundstrokes and serve improved completely. I went up 5-1 in the 3 set and then choked until 5-4 before his UE's and DF saved me. I was so happy after that topsy turvy performance.

16 round: I won 6-1 6-4. I cruised in the first set easily winning with awesome winners and serves. Second set was harder as he improved a lot but I still stuck it out and won. I was very satisfied with the way I played. My opponent was very off and on and gave me some opportunities but I capitalized very well.

I play my QF tomorrow and hopefully SF + F :)

Ben.
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:25 AM
Yeah I've played a few White level ones... have won a few matches but never two in a row.

Qualies or Main Draw?

Territory
Feb 26th, 2012, 04:36 AM
Qualies or Main Draw?

They only started having qualifying draws this year so I've only ever played in MD. My W-L:

Whites: MD Singles 3-4 Conso Singles 1-4 Doubles 0-4
Silver: MD Singles 1-2 Conso Singles 0-2 Doubles 1-2

The standard's pretty good. Most of my wins were lucky draws against guys who probably didn't realise what they were getting themselves into by entering an AMT. I've also had some matches against v. good players. Singles against a guy who's now top 150 in Australia and doubles against a guy who was top 100. It's pretty fun though. Worth having a crack, definitely.

Ben.
Feb 26th, 2012, 05:01 AM
They only started having qualifying draws this year so I've only ever played in MD. My W-L:

Whites: MD Singles 3-4 Conso Singles 1-4 Doubles 0-4
Silver: MD Singles 1-2 Conso Singles 0-2 Doubles 1-2

The standard's pretty good. Most of my wins were lucky draws against guys who probably didn't realise what they were getting themselves into by entering an AMT. I've also had some matches against v. good players. Singles against a guy who's now top 150 in Australia and doubles against a guy who was top 100. It's pretty fun though. Worth having a crack, definitely.

Nice to hear :) I can't imagine myself doing that though at this point. I do like playing tennis, but usually I only have a lesson once & a week & maybe the odd hit & there. Would love to play comp again at recreational level, but just for fun even if I get creamed 1 & 0 :lol: Although I need to have more recreational hits before that though. Just need to find the time & get off my butt :lol:

darrinbaker00
Feb 27th, 2012, 01:10 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the contracts have been signed and the match is set. Weather permitting, MrSerenaWilliams and I will rumble tomorrow at 1:00 PM at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. The courts are Plexipave, and unless my opponent objects, we will be playing with Penn Championship balls. As Marvin Gaye and Mills Lane used to say, LET'S GET IT ON! :boxing:

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Feb 27th, 2012, 11:57 AM
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darrinbaker00
Feb 28th, 2012, 02:13 AM
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the contracts have been signed and the match is set. Weather permitting, MrSerenaWilliams and I will rumble tomorrow at 1:00 PM at San Pablo Park in Berkeley. The courts are Plexipave, and unless my opponent objects, we will be playing with Penn Championship balls. As Marvin Gaye and Mills Lane used to say, LET'S GET IT ON! :boxing:

Due to a scheduling error on my part (I forgot to call and confirm the time), the San Pablo Smackdown has been postponed until further notice. :sad:

darrinbaker00
Mar 1st, 2012, 06:24 PM
Due to a scheduling error on my part (I forgot to call and confirm the time), the San Pablo Smackdown has been postponed until further notice. :sad:

FURTHER NOTICE:

MrSerenaWilliams and I have gotten all the particulars worked out this time, so once again, WEATHER PERMITTING, the San Pablo Smackdown will take place tomorrow morning at 11:15. As per usual on this board, the winner will brag about his "Djokovic-like" (or is it "Djokovician?") strokes and movement, and the loser will play the injury card. ;)

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 1st, 2012, 06:34 PM
Yup! :cool:

I really hope it stops raining :unsure:

darrinbaker00
Mar 1st, 2012, 06:37 PM
Yup! :cool:

I really hope it stops raining :unsure:

The forecast calls for clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60s. Let's hope they're right.

young_gunner913
Mar 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
He told you he plays like Djokovic? He's got the joke part right. :oh:

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2012, 02:25 AM
He told you he plays like Djokovic? He's got the joke part right. :oh:

No, I was saying that whoever wins tomorrow will brag about how he plays like Djokovic, and whoever loses will complain about being injured.

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2012, 09:29 PM
The San Pablo Smackdown has come and gone, and I was the one who got smacked: 6-3, 6-2, thanks for coming, tip your waitress on the way out. When I first saw my esteemed opponent, I thought, "He's young and he's in shape; I'm in trouble." During the warmup, I thought, "He hits the ball a ton off both sides; I'm in BIG trouble." Sure enough, I was right. Like any smart player, he maximized his strengths, exposed my weaknesses, and cruised to victory. Still, it was a pleasure to meet and play MrSerenaWilliams, and we've already agreed to play again.

young_gunner913
Mar 2nd, 2012, 09:32 PM
Good try Darrin. :yeah: The scary thing is, sometimes he's in cruise control when he's stomping me to pieces. :lol::sad:

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2012, 09:35 PM
Good try Darrin. :yeah: The scary thing is, sometimes he's in cruise control when he's stomping me to pieces. :lol::sad:

Read my post in the Serena thread.

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 3rd, 2012, 06:38 PM
It was so much fun :yeah:

We definitely have to play again! :)

darrinbaker00
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:09 AM
It was so much fun :yeah:

We definitely have to play again! :)

It's always fun for the guy on the giving end of the pimp slap. ;)

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 5th, 2012, 09:02 PM
I played this guy Greg that's always at the courts near my house.



:shrug:



6-0 6-0 in about 30 minutes or so.

darrinbaker00
Mar 5th, 2012, 09:57 PM
I played this guy Greg that's always at the courts near my house.



:shrug:



6-0 6-0 in about 30 minutes or so.

Did he say something about your mama? ;)

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 5th, 2012, 10:18 PM
Did he say something about your mama? ;)

No, about President Obama :armed:





:lol:

darrinbaker00
Mar 6th, 2012, 02:12 AM
No, about President Obama :armed:





:lol:

In that case, you let him off easy with a double-bagel. You should have gone "El Kabong" on his a** afterwards:

AmemBa1HAzU

¤CharlDa¤
Mar 7th, 2012, 09:00 PM
I'll be playing in the qualifying of the Sherbrooke Futures this week end :) Just decided to break off the routine, and even though I haven't really trained properly for it, the chance to take my mind of work and just enjoy playing!

And it's always a great opportunity to face great players and participate in nice events. Will be my second time playing that one, and fifth pro tourney overall!!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM
I played my friend Adam today (who's beaten me a few times before) and I won 6-2 6-3 :dance:

I won the first 12 points of the match and then it got closer towards the end of the set but I never faced BP.

2nd set. BAM 0-40 on my serve :haha:, but I held and won the first 3 games of the 2nd set too. Then he held for 3-1 and broke me for the first time for 2-3 (I was NOT amused :o ) and then I got it back together for the next few games, and he held at 5-2 for 5-3. A routine hold later, we were shaking hands in less than 45 minutes :)

I was most impressed with my ground game and my serve today. I hit a few aces, but I felt that my serve was starting to groove and get in a rhythm which is THE hardest thing for me (and NO double faults :rocker2: ). With my ground game, I felt really solid, and I think I only hit 9 unforced errors in the whole match (which is a REALLY low number for me :haha: )

If I can keep this up, the US Gay Open, might be VERY interesting ;)

young_gunner913
Mar 7th, 2012, 11:17 PM
If I can keep this up, the US Gay Open, might be VERY interesting ;)

As long as you win me us the doubles title! :hearts:

darrinbaker00
Mar 8th, 2012, 03:49 AM
I played my first USTA Flex League match of the season, and it was one of my most satisfying: after digging a 2-6, 2-5 hole for myself, I won 11 straight games to take the match. :bigclap:

The first set was a continuation of my match last week with MrSerenaWilliams: my forehand was going everywhere but in the court, and my feet felt like they were glued to the ground. Twenty minutes, 2-6, here we go again.

When my opponent served for the match at 5-2, I told myself, "It's just you and the ball." That helped me focus on the moment instead of worrying about what I did wrong the first 15 games. Sure enough, I finally broke serve, and held to get to 5-4. At 30-30, I thought I could hit a passing shot while backpedaling ("Lobs are for wimps! Just blow it by him!"). BIG mistake. Match point down. "Just you and the ball, babe. Just you and the ball." Crosscourt forehand, crosscourt backhand, unforced error from the other end, match point saved, audible obscenity from the other end. I THINK I GOT HIM! Two more unforced errors, 5-5, almost got hit by a ball smacked in frustration. I KNOW I GOT HIM! Hold, break, 7-5, we're going the distance.

The third set was just a formality, because dude had already given up mentally. Six-love, shake hands, watch him get into his car and drive off in disgust. SWEET!! :bounce:

darrinbaker00
Mar 13th, 2012, 01:35 AM
I lost an epic three-setter this morning (if a 4.0 Flex League match can be considered "epic," that is): 5-7, 6-3, 4-6. For all the things I did right (early service breaks in all three sets), I did something wrong (gave the first-set break right back, double fault at deuce in the last game after saving a match point). If it's true that you learn more from your losses than your wins, then this match was my Master's Thesis. ;)

AUSBOY
Mar 14th, 2012, 06:22 AM
They only started having qualifying draws this year so I've only ever played in MD. My W-L:

Whites: MD Singles 3-4 Conso Singles 1-4 Doubles 0-4
Silver: MD Singles 1-2 Conso Singles 0-2 Doubles 1-2

The standard's pretty good. Most of my wins were lucky draws against guys who probably didn't realise what they were getting themselves into by entering an AMT. I've also had some matches against v. good players. Singles against a guy who's now top 150 in Australia and doubles against a guy who was top 100. It's pretty fun though. Worth having a crack, definitely.

I play AMT's too. You are lucky being in the NT, easier tournaments, down in Victoria its much tougher with 25% of the Australian ranked players based here. I've played quite a few guys ranked in the 100-200 region. They are definitely in a different league to me. I've taken sets off them in doubles, but the best in singles for me against a guy ranked that high was 6-3! I'm still trying to get fitter and get over injuries which keep hampering my progress up the ranks, but moved up over 600 places in the last 4 months :)

Territory
Mar 14th, 2012, 07:16 AM
I play AMT's too. You are lucky being in the NT, easier tournaments, down in Victoria its much tougher with 25% of the Australian ranked players based here. I've played quite a few guys ranked in the 100-200 region. They are definitely in a different league to me. I've taken sets off them in doubles, but the best in singles for me against a guy ranked that high was 6-3! I'm still trying to get fitter and get over injuries which keep hampering my progress up the ranks, but moved up over 600 places in the last 4 months :)

Wow that's cool. Yeah, the draws in the NT tournaments have no depth (not necessarily weak, just no depth - and smaller draws). (Oh, except for the one in Nhulunbuy/Gove. It's draw is usually :tape: ) I would never win a match in a silver AMT outside of here. I have played a White AMT in Canberra and did okay. I'm still improving too and have really only been playing tennis semi-seriously for about 3-4 years.

We should defo have a game one day - if you're ever in Canberra or if I ever get to Melbourne, defo get in touch :)

Territory
Mar 14th, 2012, 07:22 AM
I'll be playing in the qualifying of the Sherbrooke Futures this week end :) Just decided to break off the routine, and even though I haven't really trained properly for it, the chance to take my mind of work and just enjoy playing!

And it's always a great opportunity to face great players and participate in nice events. Will be my second time playing that one, and fifth pro tourney overall!!!

Just checked your result. Bad luck, but hope it was a good experience! :)

igralec33
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Just played my first match this year and lost it 6-7(5). Anyway, I'm not so off as I thought I would be. :p Serve is pretty okey, also groundstrokes are solid, but my net game was horrible today (I missed so many easy smashes and volleys :o). But I showed mental strength today. My opponent was serving twice for a match (at 4-5 and 5-6) but I made two comebacks (also saved 1 MP at 5-6 with amazing forehand DTL ... ball touched both lines ... I was really lucky here). I was also down 3-6 in tibreak, saved 2 more match points but I wasn't able to save last one. He finished with winner but it was my mistake because I want to play on net. Anyway, I'm really exicted to play again. :D

mac47
Mar 28th, 2012, 12:55 AM
Tennis with my usual sparring partner at the local park today. He wins something like 80% of the time, because he plays safe, "percentage" tennis and I play risky attacking tennis. (For his style, think Ferrer. For mine, think Kvitova, but with more net play and less power. I'm even a lefty. It's a major reason why I love her: she plays tennis the way I wish I could play it.)

But today I won. 6-1, 4-6, 10-8. (We don't do tiebreaks.) He gets to everything, and most days, it's enough to frustrate me. And I was frustrated, slamming the gate of the courts when I went to go fetch a stray ball after being broken yet again to lose the 2nd set after being up 4-1.

The third set was all the sweeter because it was a real war. I saved 8 match points in the 16th game of the third: two with aces, 6 at the net. Final point was an ace out wide, Kvitova-style.

I don't know about the rest of you, but for me the most satisfying thing in the world is not only to win, but to win playing the way I like to play.

Stosurslut
Mar 28th, 2012, 09:10 AM
Played my first match on a court since about two weeks, something that hasn't happened for about a year.

Lost 4-6, 6-1,6-3,4-6, 5-5 before I had to forfeit because it hit 8 o'clock and I'm legally blind so I couldn't even see the ball during half of the fifth set.

Tenisci
Mar 28th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Lost 4 times in first round qualifying in ITF

Domo19
Mar 28th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Today I win 7/5 6/1 6/3 :D As always biggest weapon is serve (22 aces) my opponent has no break points :D :D :D if my mom counts well I had : 78% of first serves in, 92% winning after 1st serve and 59% winning after 2nd serve ... and only this one I'm not happy with : 9 DF's way to many ;/

oliverbecken
Mar 29th, 2012, 11:15 AM
I'll be playing in the qualifying of the Sherbrooke Futures this week end :) Just decided to break off the routine, and even though I haven't really trained properly for it, the chance to take my mind of work and just enjoy playing!

And it's always a great opportunity to face great players and participate in nice events. Will be my second time playing that one, and fifth pro tourney overall!!!

:eek:

WOW! You must be one of the better players in the forum for sure!

You must have such a good level in order to play Futures and not get trashed 6/0 6/0 :yeah:

matthias
Mar 29th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Today I win 7/5 6/1 6/3 :D As always biggest weapon is serve (22 aces) my opponent has no break points :D :D :D if my mom counts well I had : 78% of first serves in, 92% winning after 1st serve and 59% winning after 2nd serve ... and only this one I'm not happy with : 9 DF's way to many ;/

you force your mother to make stats while you are playing? :spit: :yeah:

Domo19
Mar 29th, 2012, 09:09 PM
you force your mother to make stats while you are playing? :spit: :yeah:

I don't force her :devil: She is my second trainer (from the physical preparation), so during the match she has nothing better then making statisctics :rolleyes: Especially now when I'm preparing for summer Futeres ... last year I played in two Qualies but lost in both 6/7 6/7 so frustrating :fiery: but now I serving 20km/h faster it should be better :drool:

matthias
Mar 29th, 2012, 09:15 PM
I don't force her :devil: She is my second trainer (from the physical preparation), so during the match she has nothing better then making statisctics :rolleyes: Especially now when I'm preparing for summer Futeres ... last year I played in two Qualies but lost in both 6/7 6/7 so frustrating :fiery: but now I serving 20km/h faster it should be better :drool:


cool, can i borrow her?
would be interested in my stats too

and good luck for your next matches :yeah:

Domo19
Mar 29th, 2012, 09:26 PM
cool, can i borrow her?
would be interested in my stats too

and good luck for your next matches :yeah:

Thanks ;) but having mom trainer it isn't really cool ... especially when she saying or better shouting to me on court : "Why are you just based on your serve? Don't forget about forehand and volleys!! If you aren't so tall you won't win any match "

oliverbecken
Mar 30th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Thanks ;) but having mom trainer it isn't really cool ... especially when she saying or better shouting to me on court : "Why are you just based on your serve? Don't forget about forehand and volleys!! If you aren't so tall you won't win any match "

LOL!

As soon as you get money from tournaments, fire her! :lol:

Domo19
Mar 30th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Today results + my mom stats :cool:

Singles: 6/1 6/0 6/1 (quick one) aces:14 DF's:5 1st serve% in: 80% winning after 1st serve: 100% after 2nd serve:44%

Doubles: 6/3 7/6(2) only my stats aces:6 DF's:1 1st serve% in: 54%

Singles: 6/3 5/0 Ret. aces:11 DF's:2 1st serve% in: 73% winning after 1st serve: 87% after 2nd: 62%

In singles I had to face only three break points and safe all :bounce:

matthias
Mar 30th, 2012, 07:59 PM
6:3 5:0 ret?
did you play Alex Stevenson? :spit:

Domo19
Mar 30th, 2012, 08:10 PM
6:3 5:0 ret?
did you play Alex Stevenson? :spit:

No :lol: but retiring when it is 5/0 and without injury is pathetic :P

Grigorpova
Apr 1st, 2012, 06:37 AM
Played yesterday, won 2-6 7-5 6-3 6-2!

I might be entering into a Platinum AMT too at Newcastle, but I think I'll do some White, Orange and Gold tournaments before going there yet.

Territory
Apr 1st, 2012, 07:26 AM
I played in our interclub 'pennant' comp yesterday (Divison 2).

Singles:

Slow start, went down 0-3 and 1-4 before fighting back and level at 4-4. Held at 4-5 and again at 5-6, saving two set points. Then I won the tiebreak 7-4 and was very pleased. The guy I was playing kept coming into the net and volleyed well. But his groundstrokes were :weirdo: Sliced forehands galore! (Monica Niculescu anyone?). I dropped serve early in the second but was hanging in there at 2-3. Then, I don't know what happened but I didn't win another game :sad: I think he stopped hitting so many errors and I started hitting more. There were 2 games in the 2nd set where I had 15-40 on his serve and failed to break. It was hot and I faded badly. Final score: 7-6 2-6 0-6.

In the doubles, we had another slow start, going down 0-4. I was on a 13-game losing streak! Finally, we found some form and got a couple of games but lost the set 2-6. Then we went up 3-1 in the 2nd only to fade/choke and lost it 4-6. :sad: I've lost a bit of form and confidence lately. Not good...

Domo19
Apr 1st, 2012, 06:28 PM
Today score : 6/0 6/2 stats : 9 Aces and 3 DF's only this stats cause my mom are busy :/

Kəv.
Apr 2nd, 2012, 06:21 AM
Played against my Couz yesterday at Melbourne Park.

Won it 36 63 64.

Was losing in third set 4-0 (when i was BBB) then turned into a pusher and won 6 games in a row :lol:

Had like 10 DF and no aces (DF In first 2 sets because I wasn't used to the surface)

Had like 5 winners in total. Like one in the last set only :oh: (Radwanska :p)

Domo19
Apr 2nd, 2012, 09:49 AM
Played against my Couz yesterday at Melbourne Park.

Won it 36 63 64.

Was losing in third set 4-0 (when i was BBB) then turned into a pusher and won 6 games in a row :lol:

Had like 10 DF and no aces (DF In first 2 sets because I wasn't used to the surface)

Had like 5 winners in total. Like one in the last set only :oh: (Radwanska :p)

OMG in three sets only 5 winners :P I usually have 5 in maybe 2-3 games :tape: but I'm extremaly aggresive player :lick:

Kəv.
Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:13 AM
I can be really BBB or Pushery sometimes.

It depends. But I am only 14 :shrug:

On clay I hit more winners than on Hard court :shrug:

moodin0931
Apr 3rd, 2012, 10:54 AM
lost 6-2 6-0 from 2*-1 up :oh:

Kəv.
Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:06 AM
Couldn't you just be a pusher from 4-0 down in the second set.

Just like me :p I won 6 games in a row hitting only 1 winner :p

Harlow58
Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:06 AM
http://www.infoocean.info/avatar3.jpgit was easy. the girl i played hasn't been playing long and she hit balls that i liked.

RandomShot
Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:37 AM
Last time I played a proper set (2008), my friend (club player) was just pushing the ball straight back to me and still won 6-0 :lol:. Got him to deuce a couple of times though, with my baseline-hitting first serves and non-existent movement :p.

Domo19
Apr 3rd, 2012, 09:26 PM
I can be really BBB or Pushery sometimes.

It depends. But I am only 14 :shrug:

On clay I hit more winners than on Hard court :shrug:

When I was 14 I had 1,88m = 6'2'' :wavey: so I have to play aggresive

Kəv.
Apr 3rd, 2012, 11:38 PM
:tape: 14 and 188cm
Im only like 170cm

Domo19
Apr 4th, 2012, 09:04 AM
:tape: 14 and 188cm
Im only like 170cm

Now I'm 17 (18 in July) and I'm 1,94 but I stopped growing when I was 16 :fiery:
I'm so tall so I have to play agrresive (many winners, aces) but still many Unforced :help:

And my today result: 6/7(14) :rolleyes: 6/2 6/1 in first set I waste like 10 SP's :lol:
18 aces, 7 DF's
2nd and 3rd set were under my control :cool:

Kəv.
Apr 4th, 2012, 09:14 AM
:lol: Im going tomorrow on Clay again with my cousin.

18 aces :eek:

My standard match is like 1 ace and 20 double faults :lol:

Domo19
Apr 4th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Today two matches: 6/0 6/1 and 6/4 6/3
%1st serve in: 76% win after 1st serve: 94% after 2nd serve: 60%
Aces: 24 DF's: 7 :D
opponents had no chance to break me :lol:

moodin0931
Apr 5th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Couldn't you just be a pusher from 4-0 down in the second set.

Just like me :p I won 6 games in a row hitting only 1 winner :p

I was doing that the whole time :sobbing:

1-6 1-6 :rolleyes: :lol:

I won 4 games in my last three matches...:o

Kəv.
Apr 6th, 2012, 11:34 AM
:lol: Because my cousin was really BBB that day.

Yesterday I lost against him on Clay, 36 64 64. :mad:
Lead 63 31 :o And *43

Really scrappy match full of UE/DF.
I didn't have much winners, but I had this really beauty fh return winner which was faster than the serve :oh:
But other than that it was a really bad match :help:

Kəv.
Apr 6th, 2012, 11:35 AM
Today two matches: 6/0 6/1 and 6/4 6/3
%1st serve in: 76% win after 1st serve: 94% after 2nd serve: 60%
Aces: 24 DF's: 7 :D
opponents had no chance to break me :lol:

:eek:

Any idea how fast your serve is?

Kəv.
Apr 6th, 2012, 11:37 AM
:lol: Because my cousin was really BBB that day.

Yesterday I lost against him on Clay, 36 64 64. :mad:
Lead 63 31 :o And *43

Really scrappy match full of UE/DF.
I didn't have much winners, but I had this really beauty fh return winner which was faster than the serve :oh:
But other than that it was a really bad match :help:

Oh and I had 1 Ace, a second serve ace (because im a lefty) i served/sliced it down the T on the Deuce side and helped by the line and the spin it spun away from my couz.

It was kinda like this. (But only helped by the line)
NN6QD1lAoUE

Domo19
Apr 6th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Usually I serve between 190-200 KPH but fastest recorded is 219 ... only serve is my big weapon

Kəv.
Apr 6th, 2012, 11:09 PM
:eek:

I don't know what my fastest serve is.

Grigorpova
Apr 7th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Won 7-5 6-1 6-4 today, my opponent became a nuisance in the second set, continually throwing his racquet.

I got zero aces which is unusual, but my first serve was over 70% and I think I hit a few 200 KPH plus first serves too! So extremely happy with my game :eek:

darrinbaker00
Apr 7th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Won 7-5 6-1 6-4 today, my opponent became a nuisance in the second set, continually throwing his racquet.

I got zero aces which is unusual, but my first serve was over 70% and I think I hit a few 200 KPH plus first serves too! So extremely happy with my game :eek:

I love it when my opponents do that. Just this morning, I played a guy who did it a couple of times, and I wound up beating him 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. I was down 0-2 in both the second and third sets, I came back, he got frustrated and tried to hit big (forgetting that he smoked me in the first by giving me junk), I executed my shots, game, set, match. :bounce:

Kəv.
Apr 9th, 2012, 05:58 AM
Yesterday I also won 26 64 64 :lol:
I had 0 aces like usual, my winners were not that great. Very sloppy match actually.
Got angry so much, one time i just because BBB and ballbashed every shot and we ended up losing the ball. But eventually I won it on a let court :oh:

Kəv.
Apr 9th, 2012, 06:00 AM
The reason I got so angry was because my couz kept getting winners off drop shots, framed shots or slice and mishits.

And another reason was because I kept choking in both 2nd and 3rd set letting go of like a break in both sets.
Was Up 5-2 second set :facepalm:
And 2-0 third set :facepalm:

Domo19
Apr 11th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Two scores after easter : 6/1 6/0 and 6/4 6/7(4) 7/5
first one was very quick less then hour but second one was a marathon 3h50min :P so many games so I served 37 aces ^^ mainly cause we had many deuces xP

Yoncé
Apr 12th, 2012, 02:33 AM
I was playing a tournament interstate last week and made the SF :cheer: the best match was my QF. Was down 2-6 3*-4 30-40 missed an absolute sitter of a volley my opponent was off-court I just needed to put my racquet out and it would have gone in and I would have won the point I don't know what I did but I some how missed the volley and raged :lol: cracked my racquet. With new racquet and down 3-5* I hit 4 return of serve winners to brake back and form then on played amazing winning 2-6 7-5 6-1. Then I lost the SF 4-6 4-6.

mac47
Apr 12th, 2012, 10:14 PM
Played 3 sets today. Opponent was a retriever and counterpuncher. I squeaked out the first set by breaking in the last game for 6-4. My opponent took the second, 6-4. Then I broke and held to open the third. Then, serving at 2-1, 40-30, I hit a shot that bounced on the net cord and fell over, landing on the line. I was standing 10 feet away, just on the other side of the net. I had a perfect view of it. My opponent LIED through his teeth and pointed at a mark 5 feet away from the place where it landed, and said it was out. Opponent went on to break me that game, tying the score at 2-2. Unfortunately for him, he also enraged me, and I used my anger to my advantage, refusing to be broken again and finally winning the match at 13-11 in the third set. (We don't play tiebreakers.)

darrinbaker00
Apr 12th, 2012, 10:55 PM
Played 3 sets today. Opponent was a retriever and counterpuncher. I squeaked out the first set by breaking in the last game for 6-4. My opponent took the second, 6-4. Then I broke and held to open the third. Then, serving at 2-1, 40-30, I hit a shot that bounced on the net cord and fell over, landing on the line. I was standing 10 feet away, just on the other side of the net. I had a perfect view of it. My opponent LIED through his teeth and pointed at a mark 5 feet away from the place where it landed, and said it was out. Opponent went on to break me that game, tying the score at 2-2. Unfortunately for him, he also enraged me, and I used my anger to my advantage, refusing to be broken again and finally winning the match at 13-11 in the third set. (We don't play tiebreakers.)

I will make like Boris Becker and dive for balls on a hard court in order to beat someone who blatantly hooks me on a call. Good job! :yeah:

Kəv.
Apr 12th, 2012, 11:34 PM
Yesterday I won 62 36 64.
Leading 62 *10 and 62 *32 :rolleyes:

I finally won the match when my opponent DFted :lol:

Hit 1 ace and many winners I usually don't hit. (Around 12 winners)

My pics in the pics thread.

mac47
Apr 13th, 2012, 01:21 AM
I will make like Boris Becker and dive for balls on a hard court in order to beat someone who blatantly hooks me on a call. Good job! :yeah:


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ce
Apr 13th, 2012, 08:05 PM
Today 4/6 4/6 6/0 :sobbing:
first sets this year :hearts:

hBence
Apr 14th, 2012, 01:09 PM
Today 7-5 6-2
saved 4 set points in the 1st set
my racket: Wilson BLX Blade Team dedicated by Ági Szávay :)

vexxx
Apr 14th, 2012, 08:46 PM
Today it was raining, so me and my friend didn't play on the clay outside, but indoors. I had forgotten how much I love indoor hardcourts :inlove: I won the match 6-3 6-2. My serve was on fire. My first serves were going in very regularly (over 70% imo) and I also had very high percentage of first serve points won. I'm really happy about that. The bad thing is that I had a little bit more backhand unforced errors. Unfortunately, only clay tournaments are coming in the next months :sad:

Tomic
Apr 14th, 2012, 10:31 PM
I was playing a tournament interstate last week and made the SF :cheer: the best match was my QF. Was down 2-6 3*-4 30-40 missed an absolute sitter of a volley my opponent was off-court I just needed to put my racquet out and it would have gone in and I would have won the point I don't know what I did but I some how missed the volley and raged :lol: cracked my racquet. With new racquet and down 3-5* I hit 4 return of serve winners to brake back and form then on played amazing winning 2-6 7-5 6-1. Then I lost the SF 4-6 4-6.

You play on the ITF Tour when U Play your Tournament

joe87
Apr 15th, 2012, 08:20 AM
Played my very first tournament in Germany yesterday. Couldn't have been worse :facepalm:

Been way to nervous and made tons of errors. Wasn't that nice to start on clay without preperation. :lol:
And the best... I had to retire in the second set because I ijured my back :sad: Would have had a second match, but couldn't play it. At least I'm feeling better today, but an old granny would still move faster than me. :angel:

Would have played another tournament next Saturday, but doesn't look good at the moment. :o

Adrian.
Apr 15th, 2012, 08:21 AM
My first tournament of the year got cancelled, because of bad weather :o

Next match: Club matches, 6th may :rolleyes:

joe87
Apr 15th, 2012, 08:28 AM
My first tournament of the year got cancelled, because of bad weather :o

Next match: Club matches, 6th may :rolleyes:

:hug:

Did you get a call or how do you know? :sad:

Adrian.
Apr 15th, 2012, 08:30 AM
:hug:

Did you get a call or how do you know? :sad:

No, I woke up at 6.30am, went there for over one hour with the tramway, bus and on foot just to hear them screaming to someone else: hey, we decided to cancel the tournament for today...:facepalm:
I turned around and went back home :sobbing:
the worst, my i-pod went off after just 5 minutes, as I forgot to load it :sobbing::smash:

Yoncé
Apr 15th, 2012, 09:48 AM
You play on the ITF Tour when U Play your Tournament

hhaha no! it was just a local tournament

MarkNL
Apr 15th, 2012, 10:34 AM
I played against my Dad today and he can play pretty well. I Served 2 aces in the 1st game including a 2nd serve ace on the 1st point and 2 dropshot winners later on in the game but ended up losing the set 4-6.

My serve fell apart in the 2nd set but somehow I managed to win it 6-3. Although it could have been much faster, I lead *2-0 and had 2 points for 3-0* but got broken. :( also at 3-2* I hit 2 consecutive forehand return winners and had 2 breakpoints but lost the game anyhow and I got really pissed off with myself :o In the end I can be pretty happy though, but I really need to be more consistent on serve :o
By the way we only played 2 sets because we hired the indoor court for 1 hour so we couldn't continue.

Scoreline:

Set 1: 1-0*, *1-1, 1-2*, *1-3, 2-3*, *2-4, 3-4*, *4-4, 4-5*, 4-6. (got broken twice, and broke once, held 3 times)
Set 2: 1-0*, *2-0, 2-1*, *3-1, 3-2*, *3-3, 4-3*, *5-3, 6-3. ( got broken twice, broke 3 times, held 3 times)

vexxx
Apr 15th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Played my very first tournament in Germany yesterday. Couldn't have been worse :facepalm:

Been way to nervous and made tons of errors. Wasn't that nice to start on clay without preperation. :lol:
And the best... I had to retire in the second set because I ijured my back :sad: Would have had a second match, but couldn't play it. At least I'm feeling better today, but an old granny would still move faster than me. :angel:

Would have played another tournament next Saturday, but doesn't look good at the moment. :o

That really sucks :sad: Get better soon, I'm sure you'll do better next time as you won't be that nervous :)

oliverbecken
Apr 16th, 2012, 08:06 AM
I'm playing a class 6 tournament in Dublin at the moment.

Saturday I played first round in singles, and I beat a friend of mine 6/4, 6/0. He has really tricky game, but I know that he prefers when people is hitting hard (as I'm usually doing), but this time I was playing dropshots, lobs, slices... and it was effective :cool:

Second round was against a big serves, who had a good backhand as well, but not really good movement or forehand (he was really tall), and I trying to move him side to side. Eventually I won 6/3, 6/3, but I was wasting like 12 match point (4-5 of them being 5-2 up). The match, specially the 2nd set, was closer than the score tells, REALLY long rallies :angel:

Hopefully the good weather holds in Dublin and we can play quaterfinals on Tuesday/Wednesday ;)




I played doubles as well, winning first round 2-6, 6-0, 7-5. Second round on Tuesday! :cheer:




Singles draw:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3369/lccdraw.png

oliverbecken
Apr 16th, 2012, 08:07 AM
As you see the second half of the draw is full of walkovers, but not in my side... :mad:

Kəv.
Apr 16th, 2012, 11:03 AM
Good luck :yeah: Thats the same software they use for Aussie tournaments too.

oliverbecken
Apr 16th, 2012, 11:43 AM
Good luck :yeah: Thats the same software they use for Aussie tournaments too.

And the same for GLTA tournaments as well :)

Javi.
Apr 16th, 2012, 01:30 PM
I'm playing a class 6 tournament in Dublin at the moment.

Saturday I played first round in singles, and I beat a friend of mine 6/4, 6/0. He has really tricky game, but I know that he prefers when people is hitting hard (as I'm usually doing), but this time I was playing dropshots, lobs, slices... and it was effective :cool:

Second round was against a big serves, who had a good backhand as well, but not really good movement or forehand (he was really tall), and I trying to move him side to side. Eventually I won 6/3, 6/3, but I was wasting like 12 match point (4-5 of them being 5-2 up). The match, specially the 2nd set, was closer than the score tells, REALLY long rallies :angel:

Hopefully the good weather holds in Dublin and we can play quaterfinals on Tuesday/Wednesday ;)




I played doubles as well, winning first round 2-6, 6-0, 7-5. Second round on Tuesday! :cheer:




Singles draw:
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3369/lccdraw.png


Oli :cheer:
Good luck on your next match.

VeeJJ
Apr 18th, 2012, 05:36 AM
I play in a USTA league over here in the US. It's a men's doubles league for for the summer leg they have 2 lines singles and 3 doubles.

My resukts so far have been.

L, 4-6, 4-6
L, 2-6, 1-6
L, 2-6, 5-7
W, 6-2, 6-2
W, 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 (down 9-4 in the breaker, don't ask me how we won.)

I just started back up again adn I am a much better singles player. Starting to play singles this Thursday. Despite my losses my team is ranked 1.

oliverbecken
Apr 18th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Oli :cheer:
Good luck on your next match.

I withdraw myself due to severe throat infection (both doubles and singles...)

:sobbing:

Alwaysfan
Apr 18th, 2012, 11:27 AM
I withdraw myself due to severe throat infection (both doubles and singles...)

:sobbing:

Get well soon!!:hearts::kiss:

Javi.
Apr 18th, 2012, 12:09 PM
I withdraw myself due to severe throat infection (both doubles and singles...)

:sobbing:

So sorry. :hug: Get well soon.

hellas719
Apr 19th, 2012, 02:55 AM
Won today 6-0 4-6 7-6 :bowdown:

PowerWilliams
Apr 26th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Played against my older brother, 6'4, 4 years older. Beat him 6-0 1-6 6-2 6-3. LOL.

I also made a junior tournament in my home town, Olympics format. I was 12 at the time. it was 10-16, and I got bronze medal!

joe87
Apr 28th, 2012, 03:51 PM
My today's tournament got cancelled :o

Have to wait till end of May now...

igralec33
Apr 29th, 2012, 01:33 PM
Played 3 matches lately.
On Friday I won 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. I really played really well ... my drop shots worked well, forehand was very solid, also my (usually horrible) backahand was pretty good. Service was so inconsistent :rolleyes: I even made 5 DFs in one game and throw away this game. But overall it was good match. :)

Today I played against 2 oponnnents. With first friend we played only one set and I won it 7-6(5). It was chokefest. :lol: I got an early break and I was serving for match at *5-4 and *6-5 but got broken both times (first time to love and second time to 15 -.-). :lol: In tie-break I was really tired and made so many errors at start. :rolleyes: So he went up 5-2 but I made an comeback and won next 5 points. :)

Against second oponnent it was really hard for me beacuse I was really exhausted (I have no stamina at all :o). But I started to play really good and went up 3-0 with double break (in my service game I saved 4 break points too). But later I just couldn't run anymore, made way too much errors, actually I just played bad (also because of tiredness). :) So, he won first set 6-4. In second set I actually broke him in first game but then lost next 6 games. My service was Camile Pin style in that set. :)

hellas719
Apr 30th, 2012, 02:06 AM
Another 3rd set TB :o
Lost 4-6 6-3 6-7(17) :sobbing:

Craziest TB ever. I led 6-1 and then lost 5 in a row :help:. 19-17 :hysteric:

Kəv.
Apr 30th, 2012, 06:48 AM
Played against my couz again yesterday.

Won 6-3 3-6 12-10 :spit:

In the first 1 set I wasn't serving that great as I changed my motion again :spit: But still was hitting some winners.

Second set, a think I hit an ace, hit more winners, but overall too much UE and was being overplayed.

Third set, leading 2-0 to 2-4 :rolleyes: Down 3-5 I just started to be a pusher :p
Thats what got me back into the game, what was so frustrating though was that in the third I served for it everytime but just got broken back..

MaSharp
Apr 30th, 2012, 07:48 PM
This morning I played with friend for the third time (third time I play tennis for the points) and lost 5:7, 0:6. :(
I play average according to my tennis skills wich are still pretty bad. In the first two games I just won one point and even this just becouse of double fault from my opponent. Really terrible start. -.-
But then I started to play better and my friend was pretty bad. :) I broke him after two fantastic drop shots on his serve and then won my serving game. We were winning our service games until 5:5 and then I have 40:15 on my opponent serve, but of course wasted all. -.-
My opponent was started to play better and better and won 8 consecutive games. -.-

Pretty ugly end for me today but in general I'm very satisfied. My serve was really better as in the last two meetings and during the game I got many more balls through the net. I even made about three winners. :D
I have still a looot of work with my serve, forehand and especially movement but I'm sure I will soon make a progress in my tennis game! :)

igralec33
Apr 30th, 2012, 10:17 PM
This morning I played with friend for the third time (third time I play tennis for the points) and lost 5:7, 0:6. :(
I play average according to my tennis skills wich are still pretty bad. In the first two games I just won one point and even this just becouse of double fault from my opponent. Really terrible start. -.-
But then I started to play better and my friend was pretty bad. :) I broke him after two fantastic drop shots on his serve and then won my serving game. We were winning our service games until 5:5 and then I have 40:15 on my opponent serve, but of course wasted all. -.-
My opponent was started to play better and better and won 8 consecutive games. -.-

Pretty ugly end for me today but in general I'm very satisfied. My serve was really better as in the last two meetings and during the game I got many more balls through the net. I even made about three winners. :D
I have still a looot of work with my serve, forehand and especially movement but I'm sure I will soon make a progress in my tennis game! :)
You could mention that your opponent was me. :p It was pretty good match overall. You played very good in first set but I raised up my level from 5-5, *15-40. :)

Also played against another friend today and lost 4-6, 4-6.

the jamierbelyea
May 8th, 2012, 02:34 PM
Played in a mixed doubles round robin this weekend. The RR matches were a 6-game proset.

We won our first match 6-4. It was a pretty decent match, my partner and I were still trying to find our groove. Prosets aren't our bag, as we are notoriously slow/funky starters. We were up 4-2, before getting back to 4-4. The guy on the other team, whom had held serve at love the first two games, had nerves in the 9th game. He double faulted twice, but it still went to the deciding deuce point. He served to my backhand and I played a perfect bh down the line to pass the girl, and get up to 5-4. I held serve easily for a 3rd time to close it out 6-4.

The second match was a horror show. We were playing a team with no power. Well actually the guy had okay power, but the woman was a pusher to the extreme of extremes. They had lost their opening match 6-0, so we were going in thinking they'd be a breeze. When we broke and I held serve for 2-0, it was going well.

Then the wheels came off. My partner double faulted 4 times in the next game to lose serve, and then a cavalcade of errors followed and we suddenly found ourselves down 2-5. At this point we were resolved to figure something out. MY partner held serve for 3-5, and the guy threw in some DFs to get us to 4-5. My serve found itself, and I held easily to bring it to a tiebreaker. Carefully, we played and won the 9-point tiebreaker 5-2. Which was more of a relief than anything else. This couple would go on to lose to the couple we beat in the 1st match 6-2.

In our last RR match we played the team that had beat the previous two teams 6-2 and 6-0 respectively. It was a pretty good match, with both of us missing some easy put aways. No one consolidated a break in the set, and we ended up losing 5-6 (3).

I was so frustrated after losing that we didn't stay for the margaritas and wine after for the players party. I had to get out of there. ;)

CetkovskaBrazil
May 9th, 2012, 01:39 AM
I'll play a brazilian league next weekend.

igralec33
May 9th, 2012, 02:21 PM
Okey, today I made biggest choke ever in my life. :o Lost match 2-6, 6-7(5).
First set no words … errors from me all the time … I actually won these 2 games because of my serve. But in second set I played so much better and lead 5-1! But then somehow my opponent started playing better but I was serving for second set twice. At 5-4 I had 40-0 and wasted 4 SPs. :o Of course my opponent won next 2 games and lead 5-6. So I was serving for staying in match but was 0-40 down. I saved all 3 MPs and then also another one and somehow won this game for 6-6. In tiebreak I went up 2-0 but lost next 5 points for 2-5. Leveled up to 5-5 but lose next 2 points. It was really biggest choke in my life especially because my service was pretty solid today but I couldn't serve it out. :( Anyway, at least I showed some fighting spirit when saved 4 MPs on my serve. But I still can't believe that I didn't win this 2nd set. Next time (hopefully tomorrow) more luck! :)

Grigorpova
May 10th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Played in some thing for school today at Newcastle's District Park where I won my card before losing in the semi's. I choked hard in the semi's and was just attempting to hit winners everywhere, messy match.

joe87
May 14th, 2012, 07:42 PM
I'm such a headcase :rolleyes: Played a practise set today, was up 4-1 and lost 4-6 :facepalm:

Kəv.
May 15th, 2012, 09:19 AM
:hug: your not the only one :tape:


Although I did win easily on Sunday 62 61 76(6) (we played 3rd set for fun)

Was losing 6-3 in the TB.
Should have served it out at 6-5 in the third,

joe87
May 17th, 2012, 09:16 PM
:spit:

I won 6-0 6-0 6-0 today :haha:

My opponent was so bad, he let me hit like 10 aces. :lol:
Also got back from a few 0-30 and not a single game went to deuce. :drool:

Confidence Boost :cool:

Adrian.
May 19th, 2012, 01:05 PM
Played my first match this year and it was pure gold :o
We played on a mud court, because this wasn't clay, way too much water on it before and then it didn't dry :o

I was down really fast 0-4*...played like crap, 4 DFs, no first serve, and my opponent used the shit court and dropshoted a lot of balls, which didn't bounce at all, no matter how fast I ran, I couldn't get them :o

then I broke him and had a 10+ minute service game at *1-4, still having a lot of issues with my serve and with everything else :o I hold and at 3-5* I could break again :yeah: finally, I was playing a bit better, but from 30-15 on, I couldn't get a ball over the net and lost the first set 4-6.

In the 2nd set I was leading really fast with *3-0 40-30 and made my first DF since 3 service games and from there on, everything went wrong :facepalm:
3-1*, *4-1, 4-2*, 4-3*, *5-3, 5-4*, *5-5, 5-6* and in this game I saved 2 MPs and wasted an easy GP after an epic rally (meanwhile our team-mates, who were playing as well, all watched our match) but somehow found a way to break back to level it up 6-6.
In the TB no one could really get an advantage till *5-5, then I saved another MP at 5-6* with an BH DTL, at 6-6* I couldn't play an easy passing-shot and at the 4th MP my second serve got killed (i had one first serve in the whole TB :o), but I reached the ball with my BH, but again, the ball didn't jump at all, so I could just push the ball over the net and my opponent had an easy put-away at the net to win the match 6-4 7-6(6) :facepalm:
After the match, I was told, that I won't play tomorrow in the club matches, but that I played really good and I will get my chance the next time :o :o :o

FUCK OFF THE FUCKING COURT :haha::o

(First official tournament next sunday, with 2 matches then :bounce:)

Domo19
May 19th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Today 2nd match on clay in this season .... I hate clay I won really tough match 7/5 4/6 6/3 against player who in two matches agains me on hard court won only 3 games :oh: I hate clay !!!!

Ivanovic2008
May 20th, 2012, 11:32 AM
Won my first match 6-4 6-2 and my second 6-1 6-1.
This morning I was driving on the road to my tournament (half asleep) and the guy called me and told me that my opponent withdrew and I wouldn't be playing for like 5 hours :mad:

joe87
May 20th, 2012, 11:58 AM
(First official tournament next sunday, with 2 matches then :bounce:)

:cheer: Where do you play?

My next tournament is next Monday :bounce:

Adrian.
May 20th, 2012, 02:51 PM
In Augsburg, it's just 10 minutes away :lol:

joe87
May 20th, 2012, 03:07 PM
In Augsburg, it's just 10 minutes away :lol:

Nice. Good luck! :cheer:

Adrian.
May 20th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Thanks :cheer:

you too :cheer:

CetkovskaBrazil
May 20th, 2012, 10:58 PM
Well, very happy today. Win my first match 6-4 6-3

I didn't played well. I was nervous and I don't know why. When the match start, I see than I has more power and better strokes than my opponent. However, I was making a lot of unforced errors and I just win the first set breaking his serve in 5-4*

In the second set, I was more relaxed and my forehand was going with a lot of power on his backhand. So, I was with 5-1 and serve and he broke my serve and make his game serve. When I see than I was making a lot of mistakes to beat my backhand, I enter in "kamikaze mode" and try to make winners in some hard balls. So I make the last game and win the match :)

My next opponent is one friend. The secret is put him to run and he will not return the ball. Hope I can beat him with more faccility :D

Ryan
May 21st, 2012, 01:39 AM
Ive won both of my matches this summer (play very limited due to weather and school, just a couple months in summer usually). :yeah: One was 6-3 7-6, the other was 6-2 7-6.

I'm pretty awful I think; my forehand is a straight-armed super push, or a full body swing like Rafa (and then it only lands in half the time). :tape: Backhand is much more solid, but I hit everything to the centre of the court. My serve is literally me tapping the ball into the court, making Pin look like Serena. I rush to the net a lot, just cuz I think its fun - I get lobbed a lot, but hit a fair amount of volley winners actually. :drool:

Only thing more fun than playing, is making fun of yourself.

darrinbaker00
May 21st, 2012, 01:45 AM
Ive won both of my matches this summer (play very limited due to weather and school, just a couple months in summer usually). :yeah: One was 6-3 7-6, the other was 6-2 7-6.

I'm pretty awful I think; my forehand is a straight-armed super push, or a full body swing like Rafa (and then it only lands in half the time). :tape: Backhand is much more solid, but I hit everything to the centre of the court. My serve is literally me tapping the ball into the court, making Pin look like Serena. I rush to the net a lot, just cuz I think its fun - I get lobbed a lot, but hit a fair amount of volley winners actually. :drool:

Only thing more fun than playing, is making fun of yourself.

In my case, they're one and the same. ;)

darrinbaker00
May 24th, 2012, 10:41 PM
I just lost 0-6, 1-6 to a guy I had NO BUSINESS losing to. He was a Pusher with a capital P, and I let him push me right off the court. I thought I could just blast my way through his softballs, but it was unforced error after unforced error after unforced error. I need your help her, fellow TFers: how do I beat someone who gives me no pace?

Kəv.
May 25th, 2012, 12:01 PM
Ugh, you try and be consistent. Try and rally, be the pusher yourself. If you cannot do that, just try until you out rally him and over hit him until you get an easy put away. Also try mixing the pace up, hit a few slices, drop shots, ect.

Yoncé
May 26th, 2012, 12:49 PM
Played so terribly today! It was like I was going through some vs. Makrarova teas :o totally pushed all the way, except for when I was down MPs when I just smashed everything and hoped for the best :lol: Movement was completely terrible, probably the worst I ever have moved :facepalm: I had been played pretty well and kind of consistently all year, before today my worst loss in club comp for the year had been 5-7 3-6 and I was having some really good wins, today everything fell apart, felt so awkward on court and lost 3-6 2-6. I broke in the opening game of the 2nd but then lost the next three games to love, I was so disinterested and just played so bad :o Hopefully this was just a one week slump :lol: I going to partly blame the balls :oh: because they were heavier than what we normally use, they were like what the balls get like when they are wet just heavy and hard to hit, they were nearly as bad as my performance :facepalm:

joe87
Jun 2nd, 2012, 12:19 PM
Played a tournament in Germany last Monday. :)

1st match: lost 1-6 1-6
My opponent was just to good, tried to annoy him with moonballs and dropshots but it didn't work out. :lol:

2nd match: lost 2-6 4-6
that one was way better, but still not the level I can play usually. :sad: My racket broke at the warum up, so I had to use a new one which I never played before. My opponennt had a freaking serve, hitting tons of aces but als a lot of df's :eek: At the end he told me he has a freaking bad forehand, but I didn't figure it out during the match :facepalm: The match lasted 2 hours, so a real marathon :lol:

Next tournament in one week, hope I finally can do as well as in practise :)

Adrian.
Jun 2nd, 2012, 03:27 PM
1-6 6-4 11-9 :dance::cheer::banana::aparty:

I was down 1-6 *1-3 already :haha::haha: what a mess of a match, but my first victory :woohoo:

Lost the first match 1-6 6-3 7-10 :haha: I was also down 1-6 1-2* :happy:


I'm the happiest person in the world :happy::happy::happy:

joe87
Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:55 PM
I'm such a headcase :rolleyes: Played a practise set today, was up 4-1 and lost 4-6 :facepalm:

Played against him again today and won 7-5 6-4 :cheer:

was down in both sets, 3-5 in the first and 0-2 in the second. :oh:

Hit some nice forhand and dropshot winners :cool:

Kəv.
Jun 4th, 2012, 06:15 AM
Played against him again today and won 7-5 6-4 :cheer:

was down in both sets, 3-5 in the first and 0-2 in the second. :oh:

Hit some nice forhand and dropshot winners :cool:

hmm, lost yesterday 6-1 5-7 1-6
Led 6-1 5-3 :spit: Lost like 9 games in a row, but he gifted me the last game.
:scratch: 15 DF.

Adrian.
Jun 4th, 2012, 08:32 AM
BTW, I had an hindrance call in the first match :hysteric::happy:

I was totally on fire since some points and I hit an great FH CC and thought he never will reach it (but the courts were really slow, so he got the ball) and I shouted like Serena: Cooooooommmeee on :cheer:
and then I realised he got the ball and it landed back in my court, so I stopped playing, he didn't even know why I stopped :happy: but I'm a fair sportsmen and gave him the point :hysteric:

Kəv.
Jun 4th, 2012, 11:42 AM
^ :spit:

joe87
Jun 7th, 2012, 11:12 AM
Won 6-1 6-0 yesterday in another practise match. :D

Started off so bad with my serve but could step up. Great day. :cool:

Adrian.
Jun 8th, 2012, 09:33 AM
yesterday, I had my 3rd tournament of the year:

1. Match: 0-6 1-6: Had 40-15 in the first 3 service games and a BP, but instead of leading *3-2 I was down *0-5 :happy::happy: In the 2nd set I was playing better, but still couldn't take any chance I got till 0-6 *0-5. I served out to love (:happy:) and had 30-0* on his serve to lose 4 close points afterwards :o (But he was way better than me, so it was ok to lose)

2. Match: 4-6 6-7(2) :facepalm: x73874970
what a mess of a match :o
I was leading *2-1 and 4-2* just to lose the next 5 games to 4-6 *0-1 :help: he was pushing hard and I was messing up all the time. His 2nd serves were even worse than mine, but instead of keeping the ball in play, I netted every return or shot the ball widely into the fence :facepalm: I kept telling myself, to stay calm, but I couldn't :shrug:
I led *3-2 in the 2nd set as well, just to go down 3-5* and then all of sudden I started to play normal again and won the next 3 games to serve for the set at *6-5, but again, I melted away like ice in the sunshine :help:
the TB was :facepalm:
We had several games, which went to deuce, but one game, the first in the 2nd set, lasted for over 20 minutes :happy::happy: we had at least 20 times deuce, I never played such a long game...

Kəv.
Jun 8th, 2012, 12:15 PM
Adrian :hug: I'm also a headcase.

Domo19
Jun 8th, 2012, 08:55 PM
Last week I played pretty nice tournament:
1st round: 6/0 6/1 - 11 Aces 2 DF's
2nd round: 6/1 6/0 - 9 Aces 0 DF's ... 0 DF's for me is totally :eek::eek:

My two first opponents are hmmm totally amators with rich parents who pay them for playing tennis :help::tape:

3rd round: 6/0 6/7(1) 6/2 - 23 Aces 16 DF's (3 in 2nd set TB :rolleyes: ) my play was pathetic in this match :facepalm:
QF round: 6/2 6/4 - 7 Aces 5 DF's - nice win against #2 seed
SF round: 5/7 6/3 6/3 - 18 Aces 11 DF's - win against #5 seed
F round: 6/4 5/7 4/6 - 25 Aces :drool: 16 DF's :fiery: - lost to my doubles partner :facepalm:

We both starting playing Futures this year :bounce: , maybe next year a Challenger :drool::drool: my dream :angel:

To conclude tournament stats : 93 Aces ( hope for 100 :sad: ) and 50 DF's (not so bad :rolleyes: )

Kəv.
Jun 11th, 2012, 02:11 AM
Lost 63 57 57

Choking from leading 63 31* and 63 57 *30 had chances at *43 and *54 in the 3rd.

darrinbaker00
Jun 12th, 2012, 02:37 AM
Ugh, you try and be consistent. Try and rally, be the pusher yourself. If you cannot do that, just try until you out rally him and over hit him until you get an easy put away. Also try mixing the pace up, hit a few slices, drop shots, ect.

Your advice was very helpful, my friend. I just finished beating a guy who had pushed me off the court the previous three times we played, and I did in straights, 6-1, 6-4. Not only did I not try to blow him off the court with every shot (and give him the match with a ton of unforced errors), I was successful in taking away his strengths, his lefty spin serve and his forehand. I did let up a bit after winning the first set and starting the second set break-hold-break, but I righted the ship at 3-4 and went hold-break-hold to close it out. :woohoo:

Kəv.
Jun 12th, 2012, 12:07 PM
:oh: Wow, it works? Well sometimes I can be a pusher myself ;) But most of the time im a BBB :oh:

matthias
Jun 17th, 2012, 08:55 AM
yesterday i won 6:3 6:2

i was down 0:3 very quick, because i tried to make him run too much
or my ball went way too long (they used a different clay i was used to)
but then i turned on my pusher mode and won 9 games in a row for 6:3 3:0 lead
i served for the match at 6:3 5:1 but got broken - like WTA Tour :spit:
but broke him to love for the match

and then the big surprise, the guy was even a bit higher ranked then me, means i will get some points
and will keep my ranking :)

crazillo
Jun 17th, 2012, 04:49 PM
Played a practise match and lost 0-6 2-6 to my teammte. We usually play very close so I was disappointed about the result. First set was bad from my side, missed many FHs. Second set was a lot closer, we were very even until 2*-3 but then I lost a lot of close deuce and 30-30 games. I just don't seem to have it at crunch time this season. Hope it will somehow become better when I play competetive again starting next week. :/

vexxx
Jun 17th, 2012, 05:45 PM
I played a friendly doubles match today. We won 6-4 2-6 10-8 (the last one is a tiebreak). I played quite good. My serve wasn't broken for the whole match and I made few aces and no double faults :eek: The tiebreak was such a mess. We had a 8-2 lead and then lost 6 points in a row... We still managed to win it somehow :lol:

Kəv.
Jun 18th, 2012, 06:41 AM
oh on Firday i finally won a straight set match.

Winning 63 76(5)

In the 2nd set, I led 2-0 then lost 5 games in a row to 2-5, then it went back to 5-5 and then the tiebreak.

Adrian.
Jun 18th, 2012, 08:20 AM
Played my first club's match and won 6-3 6-0 :dance::dance::cheer:

oliverbecken
Jun 18th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Yesterday I played my first 2 finals (singles and mixed doubles) in an Open tournament in Dublin and I won both!!! So happy! :bounce:

Singles draw:
http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=09229877-ABD4-4D54-932B-F6F5ADBA90FB&draw=12

Mixed draw:
http://ti.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draw.aspx?id=09229877-ABD4-4D54-932B-F6F5ADBA90FB&draw=27



Really tough final matches and despite having a negative mentality in the tied moments (I was actually thinking that I was going to lose), I manage to get both victories! :)

A Magicman
Jun 19th, 2012, 02:12 PM
Let's make it short: I make Samantha Stosur look like a mental giant. :lol:

I had my first team match some 2 weeks ago and in the first I was trailing behind cos I lost my very first serve until 4-5, then I broke him back and held for 6-5. Then I had 2 SP on his serve, but as I could win now, I got nervous again, a forehand return didnt even reach the net and bounced on my side. :facepalm: I managed to lose the tiebreak 4-7.

2nd set, I was down 2-5 until I started coming back until 4-5, but then my nerves again....

6-7, 4-6 and a broken racket (I have kind of a bad temper on the court) as the result.

Overall, we lost 0-6. Like all of our 3 previous team matches. :lol: (I couldnt play in 2 of the 3 cos I was in Italay at that time)

Next Saturday, there's the next team match. Let the drama continue. :rolleyes:

Adrian.
Jun 19th, 2012, 02:14 PM
Let's make it short: I make Samantha Stosur look like a mental giant. :lol:

I had my first team match some 2 weeks ago and in the first I was trailing behind cos I lost my very first serve until 4-5, then I broke him back and held for 6-5. Then I had 2 SP on his serve, but as I could win now, I got nervous again, a forehand return didnt even reach the net and bounced on my side. :facepalm: I managed to lose the tiebreak 4-7.

2nd set, I was down 2-5 until I started coming back until 4-5, but then my nerves again....

6-7, 4-6 and a broken racket (I have kind of a bad temper on the court) as the result.

Overall, we lost 0-6. Like all of our 3 previous team matches. :lol: (I couldnt play in 2 of the 3 cos I was in Italay at that time)

Next Saturday, there's the next team match. Let the drama continue. :rolleyes:

:hearts::hearts::hearts:
we could be brothers :hi5::lol:
I broke my racket during a training session :haha::facepalm: