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venus_rulez
Aug 31st, 2006, 07:00 PM
So it's technically about tennis, but I thought it would have a better fit here in non tennis. This would be a thread just to post your own personal tennis results as they happen for those of us that play for fun. Yesterday I played a freind of mine that I play the most and I won 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. I was up 4-0 in the first set and then i don't know what happened :o but after the first set I only faced one break point the rest of the match and I saved it. :bounce:

venus_rulez
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:20 PM
anyone anyone?

skanky~skanketta
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:27 PM
last match i played i won 6-3 6-2. meh. it was easy. the girl i played hasn't been playing long and she hit balls that i liked. most of the games she won i either double faulted or tried to do something i dont normally do.

Vincey!
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:31 PM
I played only 3 matches (lol)...All won..7-6(3),6-4...6-0,6-0....6-2,6-0

Myron.Bolitar
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:36 PM
My last two matches :
3/6, 7/6(6), 6/3
5/7, 7/6(6), 6/3

-VSR-
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:38 PM
Yesterday:

6-1, 4-6, 7-6(0) (I won)

6-0, 4-6, 6-2 (I won)

Today:

8-3 (I won)

mirzalover
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:39 PM
i played a tournament and i won

6-2 6-1
7-5 6-2
7-6 6-2
7-5 6-4
6-2 3-6 7-6 ( 14-12) :eek:

Ems__
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:44 PM
I havent played in ages. But my biggest tennis achievement?

#55 girl in my age group, in the country.

venus_rulez
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:54 PM
My last two matches :
3/6, 7/6(6), 6/3
5/7, 7/6(6), 6/3

Wow good comebacks :)

Paul.
Aug 31st, 2006, 11:56 PM
i play my friend at least twice a week

the results i can remember against hima are...

6-4 3-6 6-4
2-6 1-6 & 2-6 3-6 (they were both on the same day :o)
1-6 4-6
3-6 7-5 6-2 (saving 3 mp at 5-3 in the 2nd)
2-6 6-3 6-1

Just_lindsay
Sep 1st, 2006, 12:06 AM
My last two matches:

7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-1, 1-6, 6-1

6-3, 6-2, 6-2


I was going for a 6-1 third set in that last one, and when my opponent broke for 2-4 I almost threw my racquet, then realized I was being obnoxious and closed it out.

jbeacinu
Sep 1st, 2006, 12:14 AM
Well I played Derek easily won 6-0;5-1

!<blocparty>!
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:13 AM
I've won 4 singles tournaments at my local club.

Play a lot of doubles and are second in our local mens league.

Call It Magic
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:52 AM
Am I the only loser on this board? :confused: I played a tennis match last Thursday and I lost 8-3 :shrug: It was my first time hitting the ball in a few weeks, so I did nbetter than I expected :o


My previous match, I won 7-5 6-3 (Saved 1 set point in the 1st :inlove: ) I lost one 0-6 2-6 :help: :sobbing: and I won the other 6-0 1-6 6-4 :bounce:

lk89
Sep 1st, 2006, 01:56 AM
The matches I played today were 6-0,6-1 7-5 , 6-4 and then 6-2, 6-3

RR-87
Sep 1st, 2006, 07:48 AM
Last match I played was a year ago but it was a thriller that I won :o 26 75 76 :yeah:

Hayato
Sep 1st, 2006, 07:51 AM
Last match I played I lost 6-3 6-4 in the Semifinals. I won my Quarterfinal match 1-6 6-3 6-2 and before that I won 1-6 7-6(3) 6-2 (saving 8 MPs :devil: ) and 6-0 6-2.

LDF
Sep 1st, 2006, 10:11 AM
I played a friendly match yesterday and won 3-6 6-4 7-6(8) :D

rightous
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:01 AM
I lost my first match in 6 months last weekend 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6. 4 hours and 4 minutes, I swear I thought I was going to die in that last set. The guy decided that Anna Smashnova was his new idol in the third and just moonballed me back and I guess it worked!!!lol He is usually very aggressive but just went really defensive. The last time we played I beat him 6-1, 6-2

Highlandman
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:04 AM
Yesterday (Friendly) 7-6,6-1 (I had 0-4 in the first :fiery: ) and 6-1,6-0 :)

Sometimes I have a very bad start :fiery:

-sugi-
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:05 AM
the last match I played was beginning of August. I won 60 50 when he got an injury he said and retired. :)

CooCooCachoo
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:14 AM
Well, I haven't played in ages :lol:

But when I used to be really active at my club, I would always win my matches in team competition (record of over 90% won) :lol: But in singles tournaments, I would always draw the toughest players :weirdo: Like once I participated in the regional championships, even though I knew I stood no chance :lol:, and I had to play the defending champion in the first round :help: Needless to say I only won one game :cuckoo: In The Netherlands we have this system that first round losers enter a consolation tournament though, and I would usually win that :lol:

Had good results in doubles though. Not taking any titles, but doing well enough to finish as runner-up :p

This having been said, I am only a little above average in talent I guess. Tactically I am strong; physically I am weak. I have little power, but quite some mental power and I can read the game well. I can deal with power shots, and slice well. I can't deal with topspin at all! :o

Brαm
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:25 AM
My results this year:

6-3 6-1
6-3 6-2
6-2 6-3
6-3 6-4
4-6 6-2 3-6

rightous
Sep 1st, 2006, 11:59 AM
Well, I haven't played in ages :lol:

But when I used to be really active at my club, I would always win my matches in team competition (record of over 90% won) :lol: But in singles tournaments, I would always draw the toughest players :weirdo: Like once I participated in the regional championships, even though I knew I stood no chance :lol:, and I had to play the defending champion in the first round :help: Needless to say I only won one game :cuckoo: In The Netherlands we have this system that first round losers enter a consolation tournament though, and I would usually win that :lol:

Had good results in doubles though. Not taking any titles, but doing well enough to finish as runner-up :p

This having been said, I am only a little above average in talent I guess. Tactically I am strong; physically I am weak. I have little power, but quite some mental power and I can read the game well. I can deal with power shots, and slice well. I can't deal with topspin at all! :o


lol I once played this guy and he said playing my topspin forehand was like trying to hit lobs from the back of the court. Needless to say he pulled a muscle in his shoulder:lol:

Asif_Nawaz
Sep 1st, 2006, 12:02 PM
Havent played in a tourney for ages but i did win a match against my friend I won 6-7(11),6-3, 7-5 was down 5-3 third set!!

Alicia Rocks
Sep 2nd, 2006, 07:01 AM
Won my areas u/17 singles title :p

1st round: 6-0 6-1
Quarters: 6-2 6-0
Semis: 6-4 7-5
Final: 6-3 6-2
All in one day :help:

Doubles tomorrow ;)

CooCooCachoo
Sep 2nd, 2006, 11:59 AM
lol I once played this guy and he said playing my topspin forehand was like trying to hit lobs from the back of the court. Needless to say he pulled a muscle in his shoulder:lol:

:lol:

I just hate it :( I start mishitting everything :o :help:

Craigy
Sep 2nd, 2006, 12:32 PM
Still can't play because of my leg :(

Alicia Rocks
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:22 PM
Still can't play because of my leg :(

:hug:

vesanto
Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:30 PM
Well, I usually play against a friend. I am the better player although when he is in agood day we can have some good ralies. Last time I played him I won 6-1 3-0 and then we had to leave the court... Usually my victories are around 6-0 6-1 and 6-2 in the sets. In 4 years of playing together, the close he got was 7-5 twice in 2 days when I was just exhausted and my forehand was a mess.

In my tournaments, I played only four national university championships and my record is 1-4

My losses:
5-9
1-9
5-9
1-8

My victory: 8-5

My first losses were basically for inexperience but I faced some good oponents.
In my university I got to the semi-finals and lost to the eventual champion 6-3.

I also trained at Spain where I usually faced a good player. I won once and lost three times.

LDF
Sep 2nd, 2006, 03:54 PM
Last match:

Well, I went 5-3 up in the opening set, only to lose 4 games in a row...

Then in the second set my opponent's run of games continued, as he jumped out to a 5-0 lead :help: He had a couple of match points (not consecutively), but I managed to hold to at least avoid a bagel.

Somehow, I managed to win the next 6 games to win the set 7-5 :D

The decider was pretty comfortable - I won it 6-2 :)

N.B. - This was a Mario Power Tennis match :p

PatrickRyan
Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:38 PM
last week:
lost 7-5 was up 5-3 :(

SilK
Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:53 PM
Well, due to an on going lower back injury I've quit playing singles in tournaments.

So the last two tournaments I played were only in doubles. I played both tournaments with different partners and reached the finals in both.

1st tournament:
Round Rubin matches won 7-6(0) 6-2 and a W/O
SF we won 4-6 7-6(6) 6-2, we were down 5-0 in the tiebreak :o
Final we lost 4-6 3-6

2nd tournament (draw of 16)
1st round won 6-1 6-3
QF won by W/O
SF won 6-4 7-6(5)
Final we lost 2-6 3-6

I always get dissapointed by the W/O wins... but aye, it happens. In the 2nd tournament's final my back was really killing me. Really couldn't serve. So now I'm taking a well deserved rest. We made some Runner-Up money and it was just nice to be out there playing again.

SilK
Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:00 PM
:lol: since I'm posting in here now anyway...

Played another tournament before the two mentioned above.
Played Mens Doubles (with yet again a different partner) and Mixed Doubles.

Mens Doubles:
both Round Rubin matches lost :(
6-7 4-6
7-5 6-7 5-7

Mixed Doubles:
both Round Rubin matches won :)
2-6 7-6 6-4
7-6 4-6 7-6
SF we had to give a W/O because I could not continue play due to my back.

All the TB's just got me in serious pain... three of the four matches were over 2,5 hours long.

LegionArgentina
Sep 2nd, 2006, 06:05 PM
I played tournament the last week:

Singles

1st Round 6/2-3/6-6/2
2nd Round 6/3-6/0
3rd Round 5/7-6/4-7/5
Quarter 3-6-6/2-6/3
Semis 1/6-1/6

CooCooCachoo
Sep 2nd, 2006, 06:44 PM
N.B. - This was a Mario Power Tennis match

:haha: :o

skanky~skanketta
Sep 2nd, 2006, 07:33 PM
Am I the only loser on this board? :confused: I played a tennis match last Thursday and I lost 8-3 :shrug: It was my first time hitting the ball in a few weeks, so I did nbetter than I expected :o


My previous match, I won 7-5 6-3 (Saved 1 set point in the 1st :inlove: ) I lost one 0-6 2-6 :help: :sobbing: and I won the other 6-0 1-6 6-4 :bounce:no you're not.

i just lost today. 6-3 6-4. so much for my 2 match winning streak. and i really tried today too!:mad:

janko
Sep 2nd, 2006, 08:10 PM
6-2 win against former collegue, He s 50 but a P.E. teacher (and I'm not such a sportsman...)

matthieu_tennis
Sep 2nd, 2006, 08:23 PM
yesterday i won 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-4 :)

Aaron.
Sep 2nd, 2006, 08:40 PM
i played in a tournament 1 month ago
Round 1:6-2 6-4
Round 2:6-1 4-6 6-3
QF:6-0 6-4
SF:7-5 6-2
F:3-6 3-6 :o

venus_rulez
Sep 3rd, 2006, 07:45 PM
I played my friend again today and I was able to win it 6-2,3-6,6-2. It was a very wacky match. At one point during the match there were 12 consecutive breaks of serve. I have NEVER had that happen to me before. But luckily for me I was able to hold serve first in the final set and that helped me win. :bounce:

Alicia Rocks
Sep 3rd, 2006, 08:41 PM
I won my doubles tournie :woohoo:
I was with a girl and we beat all the boys doubles pairs :haha:

venus_rulez
Sep 10th, 2006, 01:06 AM
Played a friend I hadn't played all summer. He's mostly a counter puncher, but he's tough to play cause every chance he gets he's at the net and he has very good volleys. He's also has superb court coverage, so I feel like I can measure how I'm playing against him because if I'm playing well I win pretty easily, but if not it's always very tough. I also was demoing a new racquet to see if i wanted to buy it the n code 5. It's safe to say it's way too strong for me lol. He won the first set 6-2, and then I won the second set 7-6 (5). After being down an early break and losing a 5-2 lead. Then I went up 5-1 in the tiebreak before letting it fall to 5-5. I saved 3 matchpoints too. We stopped after the second set because he had to get home. But it was fun!

leeber
Sep 10th, 2006, 11:05 AM
6-0 6-0

:sad:

No Name Face
Sep 10th, 2006, 03:03 PM
my last match i lost 4-6, 2-6

i can't play counterpunchers and i can't serve. :sad:

Highlandman
Sep 10th, 2006, 03:34 PM
Club-Championships

1r: 5-7,6-4,6-0
2r: 6-0,6-1

In the first match I received a wrist-injured :sad: In the 2r was the opponent very bad, so it was okay for me to play, by my wirst aches me still very much. I hope it will be better very soon.

I have very often problems with my foots and knees - and now with my wrist :sad: :sad: :mad: :fiery: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I hope the next rounds will be suspended for a time :lol:

-VSR-
Sep 10th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Wednesday: 8-1
Saturday: 6-0, 6-2

matthias
Sep 10th, 2006, 04:19 PM
today i played doubles
we stopped at 7:5 5:7 so it was tied :)
but i wasn´t satisfied with my serve, my forehand was great
my volley wasn´t good - like always

Shuji Shuriken
Sep 10th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Played yesterday after a couple weeks off. Was able to win 6-0 6-2 breaking in my new ncode n4. This is a brilliant racket, this after switching from the ntour 95 (which I thought after the htour, was the best racket ever made). This racket has power and control, and is made with sugar and spice and all things nice. I can't wait to play with it some more. I'm a typical baseliner, so if you're a hard-hitting baseliner, demo this racket. You might like it. I'm supposed to get the ncode n5 as a present from my mom this week, so I can't wait to hit the courts with that one. i hear it is a very powerful racket.

Ballbasher
Sep 10th, 2006, 04:50 PM
6-3 4-6 7-6(1) [saving a MP] :help:

Juanes
Sep 16th, 2008, 11:10 AM
who is the best? :)

tennisbear7
Sep 16th, 2008, 11:38 AM
I won my last match 62 64.

I played a match two weeks ago. I was up 62 51. Did a Dementieva choke to lose the second set 67 (4-7). Was up 4-1 40-0 serving in the third set. Lost it. Then I was up 7-6 0-40, opponent comes up with three incredible serves. Then at 7-7, I forfeited because my shoulder hurt so much. :(

LOL choke.

Boreas
Sep 16th, 2008, 01:56 PM
I won 6:0, 6:0, 7:5. When we finished first 2 sets, my friend said there must be something wrong with his racket, so I took his racket and he took mine. The last set was strangely close, maybe it was something wrong afer all:lol:

Juanes
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:10 AM
i played 2 matches yesterday, with my brother (he is 3 years older) ... i won 6-2, 6-3.... and with my school-mate.... i won 6-1, 6-0 :drool:

i played first time in indoor .... i am not at the picture... :lol:

http://www.sanandre.sk/img/galeria/velke/tenis_01.jpg

it costs cca 7 EUR/1 hour in summer and 14 EUR/1 hour in winter..... but i was there 1st time....

Dodoboy.
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:28 AM
I am officially going to RAPE this thread!

OK.

So this week i had to drive to Ashford to play my tournament throughout the week.

1ST Round - 4-6 6-4 6-2 (i was down 6-4 *4-3)
QF - 1-6 6-4 6-1 ( I WAS DOWN 6-1 4-2 30-0)
SF - 7-5 7-5 (no breaks in the match until the last games - which is really some high quality stuff :) )
Final - today


I really shouldn't be winning these matches :tape: :tape: Well i should but i suck for a set and a half and get the ball in just that one extra time and it can do wonders. Plus my forehand is kind like Vee, sometimes i forget not to shirk my head when i return open-stanced.

This tournament is thanks to some Serena fans who gave me some extra tips ;) I only play private tournies. I HATE the LTA :o

Dodoboy.
Sep 20th, 2008, 09:29 AM
I would kill to have that court at my house!

I would go PRO :hearts:

No Name Face
Sep 20th, 2008, 11:35 AM
I won my last match against a pusher 6-4, 4-6, 6-0. I can't play pushers, but I managed to be aggressive in the last and literally hit him off the court. My backhand down the line became fire. I could not serve well though, until 3-0 in the final set.

New_balls_please
Sep 20th, 2008, 11:56 AM
I won my last match 6-1 6-0.
I played on indoor grass (is that even a surface?) :lol:

I love playing on grass! :lick: quite weird considering I´m spanish :p
It´s funny because I normally lose against him when we play on hard...

Dodoboy.
Sep 20th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I haven't played anyone who has ridiculously bossed me about from the baseline. I hate people who have a lot of plays to choose from. They can come in and be agressive, sit back and push or short slice to kingdom come.

That pisses me off!

Mina Vagante
Sep 20th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I haven't playe din ages but the last match I played i won 6-3 6-3.

It's good because I usually win the first set and then relax too much and lose the second, then get myself together again and in the third.

I want to play someone on wtaworld. That would be awesome :rolls:

égalité
Sep 20th, 2008, 04:05 PM
Tuesday: 6-1 6-3 :hearts:

This morning: 2-6 4-6 against my English professor :o :o :help:

Renalicious
Sep 22nd, 2008, 01:27 PM
I won my first 3 matches last week at a local tournament, all 6-0 6-0 then I beat the top seed in the final 6-0 6-0 as well. I didn't play so well throughout.

Juanes
Sep 28th, 2008, 10:34 PM
me today - 6-1, 6-0 against my 3 years older brother - on clay.... :woohoo:

best result for me in 35 matches between us.... :)

Renalicious
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:26 AM
:lol:

I won against my brother too (four years older than me) 6-0 6-0 :o he should really go take some lessons again, gawd.

Dodoboy.
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:05 PM
I lost my final btw!

Soo close!

4-6 6-3 6-3

Dodoboy.
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:20 PM
I lost my final btw!

Soo close!

4-6 6-3 6-3

Renalicious
Sep 30th, 2008, 11:00 AM
:speakles:

Juanes
Oct 11th, 2008, 07:20 PM
today i lost against 28 years old guy - volleyball player - 5-7, 6-3, 4-6 in 2hours..... :(

it was so close, but i had problems with condition (fitness) in 3rd set.... :lol:

1st set: it was 2-5 for him, then 5-5.... 5-7 :rolleyes:
2nd set: 4-1, 6-3
3rd set: 1-4, 4-4, 4-6.....

Renalicious
Oct 14th, 2008, 01:45 PM
Today I had a pretty good day at school tennis. I moved up 6 spots up to #4 and played ok but I still could do better. Ohwell.

Shafanovic.
Oct 15th, 2008, 10:15 AM
I won today.
3-6 6-4 6-4
7-5 6-2.

Played like SH*T

Buitenzorg
Oct 23rd, 2008, 03:58 AM
I normally play recreational tennis on saturday

last week 3 of us were playing
I won 6-1 7-5 def DE
then lost 0-6 2-6 to ET after have been playing for 2 hours of tennis, my opponent 1st match that why he kicked my a*s 6-0 :lol: :help:

I am expecting a revenge this saturday!

dokicz09
Oct 26th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Hi everyone. Yesterday i played against my friend and it was 2:6 7:6(7:1) . We couldn't play the third set :( . In second set i had 4:1 and then i lost 4 games in a row ..;/ but i managed to win 7:6. I remember when i played very important final for me and i lost in 4:6(was up 4:2) 7:5 and 4:6(was up 4:2 and had 40:30 for 5:2) . I can see that lots of us have problem with losing a few games in a row. Well i am not alone at all. ;p

Dodoboy.
Oct 26th, 2008, 09:32 PM
4-6 2-2 and i ret. cos i fell! :rolls:

Buitenzorg
Oct 26th, 2008, 11:27 PM
at Sat tennis I was

1st match def DE 6-2 6-3
2nd match vs ET 2-6 2-3 cou;dn't finished the match, out of time :mad:

Shafanovic.
Oct 26th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Friday:
6-0 6-3 and 6-7(8) 6-4 1-0 ret. (My ankle :sad:)

Sunday:
6-4 2-0 ret. (My ankle again :sad:)
3-6 6-4 6-4 (fought through that one)

Renalicious
Nov 7th, 2008, 06:55 AM
Tough match today! I only had 3 hours of sleep and was feeling as if I were to pass out but pulled it out 7-6 (3) 6-4 after being down 2-5 in the first set and saving 5 set points. Doubles was horrendous...I hate my partner :mad: still won it 7-5, 7-5 after a monumental effort.

Dodoboy.
Nov 7th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Won 6-4 1-6 6-3 just now!

Nackered!!

venus_rulez
Nov 8th, 2008, 09:05 AM
Omg, I totally forgot about this thread! Last time I played was last weekend. I won the first set 6-1 against a buddy I always play with and then was up 2-0 and 5-4 serving for it and lost it 7-5 after double faulting (for the 6th time!!) down set point!! It was too dark to continue :(

wales1994
Nov 8th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I lost on wednesday in the mens tournament 6-3 6-4 to a 21 year old :D

Renalicious
Nov 22nd, 2008, 01:43 PM
Won yesterday, first good win in ages. Played a division above what I was supposed to and the only one who won on the team.

Doubles won 7-6(6), 6-4 played okay I guess. Didn't like my partner. Kept whining.

Singles won 6-0, 6-0 played pretty good. :)

Dodoboy.
Nov 22nd, 2008, 02:10 PM
Australia has summer atm :sobbing::sobbing:

I want to kill myself! Stupid winter!!

Renalicious
Nov 23rd, 2008, 04:38 AM
:hug: My tennis season is over anyway though. :sad: Come over to Perth dodoboy and let's have a hit. :sobbing:

Shafanovic.
Dec 22nd, 2008, 11:28 AM
I pulled out of my finals on Friday :sobbing: I was up 6-1 2-1 when I fell on my knee. Thank god it was okay.

So I strapped it and played yesterday and I won 2-6 6-3 6-4

hellas719
Dec 24th, 2008, 04:06 AM
I won 60 60(my opponent sucked)
won 26 62 60
won 63 57 61
lost 62 64
lost 64 76
won 63 62

-I've been doing good lately :)

Shafanovic.
Dec 24th, 2008, 04:11 AM
I won 60 60(my opponent sucked)
won 26 62 60
won 63 57 61
lost 62 64
lost 64 76
won 63 62

-I've been doing good lately :)

LMAO, Oh geez.. you're nice. Hehe..

hellas719
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:33 AM
^Well, it's not my fault:shrug:. Before the match my opponent had the nerve to say to me"Good luck. You'll need it." It turned out that I double bageled him:lol:. It was a USTA exo :sad:.

Shafanovic.
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:35 AM
LMAO not as much as a dick as mine.

Shafanovic.
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:36 AM
I meant my opponent. He's like 28 or something and still a dick

A couple of weeks ago, I played against him, I slipped and scraped my knee. I aske dhim to get a band aid and he said I have two legs and I have to get it myself. After I won the match I didn't even shake his dirty hand so I just left the court. :ras: Fucking dick

hellas719
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:52 AM
^LMAO I hate people like that. They're so selfish and they're sore losers/winners.

Shafanovic.
Dec 24th, 2008, 05:55 AM
Yes.. Fuck and then I played him the next time. I won 6-1 6-1 :angel: and just left.. He was waiting at the net for like 20 seconds.

.Andrew.
Dec 31st, 2008, 09:06 AM
USTA tournament ...

Won first round 6-0, 6-2; Won quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3; Lost in semifinals 6-4, 6-2

Wasted too many opportunities. I lose to many times in the semifinals of tournaments! :(

Petkorazzi
Dec 31st, 2008, 02:01 PM
Yes.. Fuck and then I played him the next time. I won 6-1 6-1 :angel: and just left.. He was waiting at the net for like 20 seconds.
:speakles: You won that match in 3. :rolleyes:

Shafanovic.
Dec 31st, 2008, 02:09 PM
We played a couple more times since. I lost 2 though. I think.

Renalicious
Jan 29th, 2009, 09:29 AM
I played a tournament yesterday and it was on fricken grass. :o It was a one-day Round robin tournament and I sucked severely. :sobbing:

1st Match 75 62 LOST
2nd Match 62 61 LOST
3rd Match 61 63 WON
4th Match 64 36 63 WON
5th Match 16 75 63 LOST :sobbing:

WL Record of 2-3 So didn't advance to the next stage. :o

*Sigh* I'm slumping so badly like, I actually DONT know how to get the ball OVER the fricken net. :mad: :o HELP ME SOMEONE.

Droolv
Jan 29th, 2009, 10:44 AM
What club were you playing at? :p

Renalicious
Jan 29th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Pshhh not telling. :rolleyes: :lol:

Droolv
Jan 30th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Why not? :lol: Please tell :awww:

Renalicious
Jan 30th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Do you live in Perth as well. :p Noooo. Cause then If I tell you might come and watch me and boo me. :sad:

Droolv
Jan 30th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Yeah I do, I'm not gonna watch you :rolls: What club? :p

Renalicious
Jan 30th, 2009, 12:48 AM
You first. :ras:

Droolv
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:07 AM
I play @ Reabold ;) Now you tell me :ras:

Are you going to Fed Cup next week? :p

Renalicious
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:09 AM
Wembley Downs. :sobbing:

Nope, that's when school starts. :sad:

Droolv
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Wembley Downs!? :eek: I might come and boo you :hearts:

I know, it's the worst timing however I might get tickets for Saturday :shrug:

What school do you go to? :p

Renalicious
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:16 AM
Pshhh. Give me your MSN, I ain't spilling on a public forum. :ras: :p

I only want to see Dokic, is she playing on Saturday? :scared:

Droolv
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:18 AM
Ok I'll PM it to you :p

The finals on Saturday and it's more than likely Australia will make it through ;)

I might go to the STC tomorrow to see if anyones training :shrug:

Renalicious
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:27 AM
I added you. ;)
Wow that's dedication... :scared: Did anyone train there during the HC?

Renalicious
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:37 AM
I added you. ;)
Wow that's dedication... :scared: Did anyone train there during the HC?

Droolv
Jan 30th, 2009, 01:40 AM
Oh my that's really freaky :speakles:

Yup, I trained with Lu and saw Dinara and Gilles ;)

ArturoAce.
Jan 31st, 2009, 01:25 AM
I wanna play in a club :(
but im too poor. :sad:
i have to play high school tennis and then i'm probably gonna play college tennis :D

drake3781
Feb 3rd, 2009, 03:40 AM
I wanna play in a club :(
but im too poor. :sad:
i have to play high school tennis and then i'm probably gonna play college tennis :D


Get a job? :shrug: It's worth it.

ArturoAce.
Feb 3rd, 2009, 04:38 AM
I was thinking that. but i don't if i can handle so much things at once :lol:

Droolv
Feb 20th, 2009, 07:22 AM
6-1 6-0 against GoV&Rena's school :hearts:

Shafanovic.
Feb 20th, 2009, 08:19 AM
6-2 6-2 in doubles

6-2 6-3 in singles

Played decent =)

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:06 PM
6-2 6-2 in doubles

6-2 6-3 in singles

Played decent =)

:yeah:

IMPOSSIBLE
Feb 22nd, 2009, 10:41 PM
Singles: LOST 1-6 7-6(3) [11-13]

Doubles: WON 6-1 6-7(5) [10-6]

In first set of singles I accidentally damaged some skin around my finger, blood all over my grip and hands. Not good :o

Kevin.
Feb 23rd, 2009, 04:33 PM
today is my first high school match of the season (since im a senior its my last)
Im playing no.1 doubles with tennisbuddy12 (my brother). Ill post the result later.

Renalicious
Mar 10th, 2009, 12:58 AM
I played such a marathon match on Saturday...

I won 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 after being down 5-1, and then I had a nosebleed. :sobbing:

Shafanovic.
Mar 12th, 2009, 10:28 AM
In my last competitive match.

I lost 1-6 0-6 and 1-6 2-6.

I couldn't even make the easiest forehands and I've been like this for 3 weeks now and I'm really angry. So today is my last day playing competitively. Good bye thread :wavey:

Petkorazzi
Mar 12th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Man,why are you always so pesimistic? :unsure: an year ago i had no backhand but now its my best shot. Its important to never give up.

Renalicious
Mar 12th, 2009, 01:25 PM
Yeah, Chris, don't give up. :scared: :hug: Come on now.

Trust me today I couldn't hit a ball in the court if it would've saved my life...but you have those days and sometimes those days stretch out to weeks and months but sooner or later you'll be okay. :shrug: It's just a slump. We all go through them.

Droolv
Mar 13th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Singles: 6-1 6-3
Doubles: 6-1 6-1

:bounce:

Renalicious
Mar 13th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Pfft Scotch are the easiest to beat. :rolleyes: :lol:

Droolv
Mar 13th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Yeah they were terrible :tape:

Good luck today, who are you playing? :p

Dodoboy.
Mar 14th, 2009, 01:07 AM
6-4 6-4

1hr45 min epic :drool:

Against someone MUCH more experienced in the game.My best match ever, sooo much fun. And the whole club was watching :lol: Ran LATE into the night :inlove:

I am on a 6-match winning streak (off-grass) :inlove:

Renalicious
Mar 14th, 2009, 03:47 AM
Christchurch...I think...

6-0 6-2. Easy Peasy.

Doubles - 6-0 6-0. Sigh. So easy.

Droolv
Mar 29th, 2009, 11:15 AM
6-0 6-0 over Guildford :drool: :weirdo:

AnaIvanovic373
Mar 29th, 2009, 11:22 AM
6-2 1-2 over guildford played like ana choked a bit at the end

Droolv
Mar 29th, 2009, 11:23 AM
6-2 1-2 over guildford played like ana choked a bit at the end

And at #2 as well :speakles: Did you choke like Kiri or Ana? :p

Shafanovic.
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:00 PM
played a friendly match

7-5 0-6 6-2

dunno what happened in that second but i was playing better than i did 2 years ago.

AnaIvanovic373
Mar 29th, 2009, 12:05 PM
haha it was an ana choke winning then starting to lose but still winning kiri chokes arent in my blood

Renalicious
Mar 29th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Guilford are the effing easiest. No, I'd say Trinity is. Then Guilford. Aquianas and Hale are the hardest.

Renalicious
Mar 29th, 2009, 02:00 PM
played a friendly match

7-5 0-6 6-2

dunno what happened in that second but i was playing better than i did 2 years ago.

A win? :D :hearts:

Shafanovic.
Mar 29th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Yeah and about time too

tennisbuddy12
Mar 31st, 2009, 02:29 AM
My high school tennis record

3 singles:
L 6-2,4-6,[4-12]...match before didnt understand 3rd set tb
W 5-7,7-6(7-3),[10-6]..clinched win for team in almost 3hrs.

1 doubles:
W 6-0,6-0
L 0-6,3-6
L 2-6,5-7

2 Doubles:
L 0-6,1-6
W 6-0,6-2
W 6-3,6-2
W 7-5,6-1
L 5-7,6-7(4-7)
W 8-2
W 8-1

Record: 7-5

Juanes
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:17 PM
i lost my match 4-6, 6-1, 6-7(7) today..... :sad:

my serve:
ac7Nm9DQTf4

ArturoAce.
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:21 PM
i lost my match 4-6, 6-1, 6-7(7) today..... :sad:

my serve:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac7Nm9DQTf4

;)
just put this "ac7Nm9DQTf4" in between the youtube brackets.

ac7Nm9DQTf4

ArturoAce.
Apr 14th, 2009, 10:23 PM
wow. you're good! :yeah:

GavinC360
Apr 15th, 2009, 12:01 AM
I havent played in ages. But my biggest tennis achievement?

#55 girl in my age group, in the country.

That's awesome!

Juanes
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:52 PM
wow. you're good! :yeah:

thank you very much! :D

drake3781
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:27 AM
I lost a doubles match in 3 sets today. :sobbing:

ArturoAce.
May 6th, 2009, 05:16 AM
monday,



Orange League Idividual Championships:

My partner and i were the 5th seeds with a 29-9 record for the season. :D

we won our first round 6-4 6-2 :bounce:

20 minute break....

lost round 2 to our rival school team :sobbing:

4-6 4-6 :bigcry: it was so close. we were so capable of winning. but our game was all over the place.

...

Next week I have CIF Team Championships. Hopefully, we'll get further :D

GracefulVenus
May 8th, 2009, 09:58 PM
I play NTRP 3.0 Mens Singles in the state of Texas and as of today I am ranked no. 2 in the state. :woohoo: Next event is in Waco Texas at the end of May. I'll be sure to post my results.

drake3781
May 29th, 2009, 03:31 AM
My USTA season starts this weekend.......

ArturoAce.
May 29th, 2009, 05:06 AM
Good Luck ;)

.Andrew.
Jun 9th, 2009, 05:59 PM
USTA tournament ...

Won first round 6-0, 6-2; Won quarterfinals 6-2, 6-3; Lost in semifinals 6-4, 6-2

Wasted too many opportunities. I lose to many times in the semifinals of tournaments! :(

It's been awhile. :eek: Well eventually the kid I lost to in the semis, took the title. :p

In the USTA events since then...

(clay) lost 1r. 6-1, 6-1 :tape: Not to mention that I was the #1 seed too. :haha: :help: But you had to see the kid, he cheats like no other! :help: Undoubtedly, he's a good player and deserved to win because the kid is a clay courter. He completely exploited my game on clay and I have to say I played like a "cow-on-ice" :lol:. But I know I would've done much better if he didn't cheat so many times. :weirdo: I see him in many tournaments, so I know to call the official if he begins to cheat. :devil:

(indoor hard, seeded 2nd) won 1r w/d, QF 6-4, 6-4, SF 6-2, 6-0, F 6-3, 6-2 :bounce: I played great the whole tournament, particularly in my quarterfinal. :D It was my first win since October 08' so I was pretty stoked. :D

(clay, seeded 5th) 1r bye, 2nd 6-3, 7-5, QF l. 6-3, 6-4
I actually played really well in the my second round match I was down 1-5 and just remembered what one of my coaches to do on the har-tru courts and things just started to click for me. :lol: Unfortunately I employed the same strategy but this kid was even more patient. :lol: So I went for more reckless winners (which I think is the right strategy against him) but I was missing more than I was making, I don't think I played too badly, he deserved the win. :)


Apart from that 1r exit :o my record in tournaments is pretty good. Since June 08 it's been:
F, SF, SF, SF, W, QF, SF, 1R, W, QF :D

I have a quarterfinal match later today on the hard courts! :D (Got a bye first round). Hopefully I'll come back with some good news to report, though I doubt we'll be playing today due to the rain. :p

darrinbaker00
Jun 24th, 2009, 06:02 AM
I moved up a level (3.5 to 4.0) in my Ultimate Tennis league this season, and lost my first two matches: 7-6, 3-6, 2-6 and 1-6, 1-6. This evening, I won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. I know I'll be awake for at least the next three hours. :bounce:

I also play USTA Senior Tournaments in the Men's 40s division. I'm currently ranked #15 in Northern California, #117 nationally, and tied for #611 on the ITF computer (with, among 88 others, noted Williams-killer Karsten Braasch).

SVK
Jul 27th, 2009, 08:15 AM
I lost yesterday 5:7, 6:7(2) (friendly match). I played good until 4:1, then I choked:tape: My baseline play is pretty poor, the one thing, I can good is volleying...but (serve) - volleying on a clay isn´t the best tactic:sobbing:

Buitenzorg
Jul 28th, 2009, 06:14 AM
:)

igralec33
Jul 30th, 2009, 09:41 AM
Today I played against friend and won 6-2 6-2. :)

ajmo!
Aug 19th, 2009, 08:48 PM
I played against a friend today and won 6-1 6-3. :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 20th, 2009, 03:15 AM
I played against a friend today and won 6-1 6-3. :D

I won 3 and 4 yesterday and 5 and 5 today against the same person i had an 0-3 h-h against before this week :lol:.

darrinbaker00
Aug 20th, 2009, 03:45 AM
I lost a USTA Flex League match 6-2, 6-4 last night. In the beginning of the first set, I was hitting the ball all over the place and lost the first four games. I finally held for 4-1, then broke for 4-2. I had three game points for 4-3, but couldn't convert; I was finally broken, then my opponent served out the set at love.

I was much better the second set until my opponent served at 2-3. I had three break points, but couldn't capitalize on any of them. Sure enough, I was broken myself right after that, and my opponent eventually served out the match. That 2-3 game kept me up last night. :sad:

Dave.
Aug 21st, 2009, 05:36 PM
Just lost a semi-final 6-2 7-6(3). :bigcry:

I wouldn't be nearly as mad right now if my opponent didn't cheat. I was 5-2 up in the second and serving for it, I had been calling the scores the whole way through. It was 40-30 but after the point (which I lost) he said it was 30-40, so it was his game (claiming he only lost 2 points in the game so it had to be 30-40). Of course I couldn't recall what had happened in the game's previous points so I had no "proof" that I called the right score. But I had been calling the score after every point so if he disagreed he should have said earlier (although I am 99.9% sure my score-calling was right). I hate when this happens. :fiery:

Anyway after that I went down 6-5 before getting it into the tie-break and losing it 7-3. I don't think the cheating incident caused me to lose cos I continued to concentrate well and many of the games were still close, but now after the match I just can't stop thinking that I was only a point away from the second set which would have taken us into a 10-point tiebreak to decide the match. So close!!! :sobbing: And my chances of winning one of these 18/U tournaments are going quickly, there's only a couple more I can enter. I really wanted to win one of these before I have to play older tournaments. :sad:

Renalicious
Aug 21st, 2009, 05:40 PM
That always happens, it's so annoying. :fiery: The only way to 100% get the scores right is to ask him if he agrees straight after the point. This will be long but annoying but it's the only safe way. :shrug:

I've been in a situation when I've won, and when I went to shake at the net my opponent said it was only 5-3 in the tiebreak or something. :tape: Thankfully I insisted that the match was over and he was like, fine whatever. :p

Dave.
Aug 21st, 2009, 05:56 PM
I wish my opponent had just accepted it like that. :lol: But no he was really insistant that it was his game even though I had been calling the score the whole way through. :mad: If only I remembered what happened before but I forget points instantly so I couldn't, but I know I would NOT have called 40-30 if I had not won points.

Yeah after that I shouted the score after each point loudly just to make sure but asking after each point if he agrees would be way too long. :lol: I guess at the start of each match I could say to my opponent if you don't like the score I call out then speak up otherwise it's not changing but that's not the ideal way to have start a match. :o

Renalicious
Aug 21st, 2009, 06:04 PM
Yeah, at the start you should say "Call out and agree on the score after each point and if there's a dispute, we'll replay the point."

But then sometimes you get douches who argue just for the sake of replaying, when sometimes it's not even valid. :ras: :mad:

the jamierbelyea
Aug 23rd, 2009, 06:49 AM
I'm playing my first USTA tournament in over a year this coming weekend. I decided to enter the 4.0 tournament, as I haven't played a tournament in awhile, and really haven't been hitting regularly. Hopefuly it goes well :)

Renalicious
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:04 AM
Good luck. :) I wish I could play tennis now. But it's been raining every single day for like the last two weeks.

Droolv
Aug 23rd, 2009, 02:22 PM
Good luck. :) I wish I could play tennis now. But it's been raining every single day for like the last two weeks.

Same, yeah the weather's been crap :sobbing: I was gonna hit on Friday but I think I may tomorrow :shrug:

dawid
Aug 24th, 2009, 08:17 PM
6/7(5) 1/6 against my friend (19years old girl) It was my 1st match since last summer, when I lost to her 6/3 4/6 7/5 (I lead 5/3 in final set).

I wasn't able to hold my serve, because I was having a serious problem with toss, but my BH return was really great :hearts: I lead 5/3 in 1st set...

the jamierbelyea
Aug 29th, 2009, 03:59 AM
http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=71858&E=1

I am hoping that my tournament goes well this week, although I only hit once this week and it was dismal. This is my first USTA event in over a year. Here goes nothing!

darrinbaker00
Aug 29th, 2009, 04:25 AM
http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/Draws/EventDraw.aspx?T=71858&E=1

I am hoping that my tournament goes well this week, although I only hit once this week and it was dismal. This is my first USTA event in over a year. Here goes nothing!
They aren't giving you guys much rest time on Saturday, are they? :eek:

the jamierbelyea
Aug 29th, 2009, 06:17 AM
They aren't giving you guys much rest time on Saturday, are they? :eek:

No, not at all. It's a 6-court indoor facility, and I guess they are having a backdraw tomorrow too. I would've preferred to play a round Friday night, but what can ya do?

Shafanovic.
Aug 29th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Wow good luck

Renalicious
Aug 29th, 2009, 08:36 AM
Good luck, keep us updated. :)

the jamierbelyea
Aug 29th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Haha my oh my what can I say about today?

The opening match I played someone who plays with a lot of top spin , very consistent, mixes spin, but really big top spin. Got nearly everything back. It's the exact player I knew I would struggle against, and that's exactly what I did.

The first four games went to deuce, and I lost all four (we played them out). I think not getting on the board early really wore on my confidence.

Rather then battling back and staying in the rallies, I tried to go for winners all the time. Needless to say I got double bageled. I'm not unhappy with it, as he's a player I don't play well against, and had I been able to hold serve in the beginning of the match, I think it would've slowed things down. I'm a momentum player.

In the back draw I lost my first match 9-11. It was a bit better for me, but I went down 0-4 (I am known for my slow starts lately), got it back to 4-4, and pretty much had a break fest until I finally got it to 8-7. I had been breaking him on the regular, and of course netted two returns, and lost that game 8-8. I got broken for 8-9, broke him back for 9-9, then lost the next 8 points when things really mattered.

When I was down I was swinging free, going for my big shots, and it was ideal. When we tied or I got into the lead, I started moonballing, which is not the way I should be playing.

I'm a big guy, and trying to grind out a rally with moonballs is not the way to play. I also only hit 2-3 really good serves this match.

Even though I was apprehensive, here's a video of me at a very unfit point last year, playing a double match. It's a 2nd serve, and a forehand forced error. Then I think a first serve fault.

I think it puts things in perspective. I should be hitting forehands like that, and not you know, moonballing haha. My footwork is atrocious, serve is all upper-body, but you know taking this video really helped me imrpove my game (and fitness! haha).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQfTN-1o_uM
eQfTN-1o_uM

Shafanovic.
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:36 PM
You've got a good serve

Keegan
Sep 13th, 2009, 01:04 AM
Won: 6-4, 6-1, 6-0
Lost: 4-6, 6-1, 9-11

Kind of realised that when I control my temper and just focus on my game I play a lot better, hence the second set.

drake3781
Sep 13th, 2009, 11:04 PM
My first interclub match of the season yesterday. I moved up to a higher level, so tougher opponents, even though I didn't do so well last season at the previous level. :shrug:

Yesterday: Lost the first set, won the second, then lost in a third set tiebreaker. :sobbing: I just need to be a tiny bit better, and I can win these matches. So close.

Things I did well - a few aces on my serve for the first time ever! Some deep and hard forehands she could not return.

On the down side, I hit too many long (out) and also I missed a few of my dtl backhands (out), :( . So I'll have to improve my topspin. Also when I served from the ad side, she got too many points hitting serve returns dtl and low so I couldn't get them.

Dave.
Sep 14th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Lost today 6-2 4-6 10-7 :bigcry: I'm devastated. I hate those 3rd set tiebreaks but we played it cos we didn't have enough time. This was my home club tournament too. 3rd year in a row I've gone out at this stage (QF's).

Anyway, the match. I was actually 2-6 1-4 down so I should be happy I even made it close. But having won 5 games in a row I would have loved the opportunity to play the 3rd. I was 3-0 then 5-3 up in the tie-break, then at 7-7 had a put away which I totally mishit, and that was that. These type of losses are the worst ones. :mad:

It was quite windy and so I ended up playing a bit too passive which really is not my game. I hit lots of good winners, I just wish I could stay forcing myself to be aggressive the whole match and not let my opponent take control. I'm not happy with the way I lost the match and I was disgusted with the way I played to get down in the first place. But I am pleased about the way I fought back, usually I would just lose in that position. Something just clicked in where I told myself to take it just one point at a time and forget the score, and it worked for once!


Never mind. I won my first two matches pretty easily and played well, and I'm still in the doubles. Oh and my right knee is really hurting now, been that way for the past couple of weeks, and I've got tournaments lined up throughout the winter. :shrug:

darrinbaker00
Sep 26th, 2009, 04:40 AM
I won a three-set, three-hour classic (by NTRP 4.0 standards, anyway) this afternoon: 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-2.

FIRST SET: I was broken in my second service game to go down 1-3, but broke back in the eighth game to even it 4-4. We held serve until the tiebreak, where I dominated 7-1.

SECOND SET: Streaky, streaky, streaky. My opponent won the first three games, I won the next three games, then he won the last three games to close it out. For whatever reason, I always get off to a slow start in the second set after winning the first. Perhaps I need to make an appointment with Dr. Allen Fox.

THIRD SET: This was basically survival of the fittest. Two out of every three games we played had multiple deuces (hence the three-hour length), and my opponent was clearly the less fit of the two of us. He stopped moving his feet and started reaching for balls, most of which wound up landing outside the lines. I must admit, though, that I pulled a Dinara Safina: I served for the match at 5-1 and got broken. I broke back right away to win it, but I need to resolve my closing issues. The last time I did that, I wound up losing the third set 5-7.

Acinolbaj
Sep 27th, 2009, 03:43 PM
I lost today 6-2 6-0. I started so great but then :tape:

igralec33
Sep 27th, 2009, 04:49 PM
I played against friend two days ago and won 67 (5) 75 64. :)
Match was 2 hours and 30 minutes long. :eek: :lol:
After match (we played at morning) I was so tired that I couldn't do nothing the whole day. :rolleyes: :lol:

Lefty.
Oct 8th, 2009, 06:29 AM
I've had some interesting matches during my high school tennis season this year :lol:

4-6, 6-3, 10-7: My dubs partner and I won the first 3 games, then lost the next 5. :tape: I had to call a line judge in the 2nd since it felt like every single close shot our opponents called out. :o Really happy we scraped the win out in the end. :D

7-6(4), 6-4: We were down 0-5 :help: and we were totally crap but I think we realized we didn't want to be bageled by players that we thought were worse than us so we got it together and won a ton of games in a row. :lol:

7-5, 7-5: Should have been 6-2, 6-2. :o But I wasn't too miffed at the end since this school we played was the Division I state champion from the previous year and I had never won a match against players from this school, so it was still very sweet at the end when me and my dubs partner won :) even though overall our school lost.

ArturoAce.
Oct 8th, 2009, 06:45 AM
what state are you from? maybe i'll see you one day :p

Lefty.
Oct 8th, 2009, 03:26 PM
California :lol: Probably not, I don't play tournaments regularly and i'm pretty sure i'm not good enough to be recruited by colleges and I play almost exclusively doubles. :lol: I do love dubs tho. :hearts:

Shafanovic.
Oct 8th, 2009, 03:30 PM
I played against my friend a while ago.

Almost 6 hours of play.

5 sets

2-6 6-1 1-6 6-2 7-6

I saved 5 MPs in the fifth set at 4-5, 5-6 and tiebreak. And he saved 3 of mine and I won on my fourth.
It was so memorable for me.

Caralenko
Oct 15th, 2009, 06:02 AM
:o Played for a tiny club "tournament" which is really just a group of us drawing up matches and seeing who is the best.

R1
6-3 6-1.

The only games my opponents got were their serve :hearts: No breaks. I did however, keep shanking forehands into the net :sobbing: I have awful footwork however...

For anyone who's interested :angel:

darrinbaker00
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:06 AM
:o Played for a tiny club "tournament" which is really just a group of us drawing up matches and seeing who is the best.

R1
6-3 6-1.

The only games my opponents got were their serve :hearts: No breaks. I did however, keep shanking forehands into the net :sobbing: I have awful footwork however...

For anyone who's interested :angel:
I lost a tough Ultimate Tennis match today 5-7, 3-6. We were on serve in the first set until the very last game, when I got broken at 5-6. My opponent then started the second set 3-0 (hold, break, hold), and not only could I not break back, I couldn't even force a break point on his serve. For some reason, the most basic groundstroke in the game (cross-court forehand) is giving me the most problems right now. If I can't get that solved, it's going to be a LONG season.

Dunlop1
Oct 19th, 2009, 06:34 AM
Won 6-1, 6-3 yesterday 4.0 league match: Accused of Sandbagging.

I was taking it very easy because it was a morning match (I am so sluggish in the morning) and it is my first match back after an arm injury.
Well I went up 5-0 really easily.
I decided to tank a little in the second set to make it a bit more competitive.

The guy I played sucked. He kept making mistakes. His backhand is a slice only, and an average slice. A few times it had enough backspin to bother me but most times I could hit winners off it. His forehand was a mess and his serve wasn't big. All I had to do was hit the ball deep with a good amount of topspin and after 3 or 4 shots he would hit it in the net or long.

Play another match tomorrow.
We'll see how that goes.

The Witch-king
Oct 19th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Won 6-1, 6-3 yesterday 4.0 league match: Accused of Sandbagging.

I was taking it very easy because it was a morning match (I am so sluggish in the morning) and it is my first match back after an arm injury.
Well I went up 5-0 really easily.
I decided to tank a little in the second set to make it a bit more competitive.

The guy I played sucked. He kept making mistakes. His backhand is a slice only, and an average slice. A few times it had enough backspin to bother me but most times I could hit winners off it. His forehand was a mess and his serve wasn't big. All I had to do was hit the ball deep with a good amount of topspin and after 3 or 4 shots he would hit it in the net or long.

Play another match tomorrow.
We'll see how that goes.

omg sandbagging... is that some sort of sexual thing???

maybe he was having a bad day? :sad::confused:

Dunlop1
Oct 22nd, 2009, 08:45 AM
omg sandbagging... is that some sort of sexual thing???

maybe he was having a bad day? :sad::confused:

LOL. Sandbagging is purposely playing people of a lower level than you so you can win easily.

The man WAS a lower level than me but I wasn't sandbagging. It just worked out that way.

The Witch-king
Oct 23rd, 2009, 05:32 PM
so who was the hater that accused you of sandbagging then :fiery: :devil: :mad::mad::mad::mad: :help::sad::lick::drool: ??

it's not like you had a choice in who you play right?

Shafanovic.
Nov 1st, 2009, 01:44 AM
Playing a comp with a friend. The format is
Doubles
Singles #1
Singles #2
Doubles

One set only since we only have 2 hours.

1-6 doubles
Disastrous first set. Ugly tennis from both me and my partner. We were down MP at 5-0. Started ballbashing and we got a game.

7-5 singles #1
I played the better guy and saved SPs at 5-4 before winning the last 3 games. The last 3 games I started playing better.

6-1 singles #2
My partner trashed the other guy. She outplayed him and was playing so well.

7-5 doubles
We went up 4-0 only to lose the next 3 games and then we went up 5-3 and they came back to 5-5. We took the last 2 games easily.

So we won 21-17 games and 3-1 in sets.
We have another 3 groups to play in the RR and top 4 makes semis. Before this week we were equal 3rd so hopefully we moved up the ranks so we have a better chance of making semis. Next week will be hard since we're the away team and the club that we're playing at is pretty crap.

The Witch-king
Nov 7th, 2009, 06:05 PM
So it's a best of five sets thing Shafanovic? And it's mixed genders?
I is wondrously confused!

The Witch-king
Nov 7th, 2009, 06:06 PM
But it sounds like a cool format. Teams and all.

Shafanovic.
Nov 7th, 2009, 08:02 PM
No it's a RR format and you play 4 sets. The end result could end in a tie but that's highly likely. They count the set/match win so if it's 2-2 it goes down to the games we win. But if it's a tie, then it's a tie.

GracefulVenus
Nov 10th, 2009, 05:21 AM
Totally kicked ass in 3.5 Men's league tonight. I play singles on Monday and doubles on Thursday. For singles we play 4 lines of singles and I played line 3 tonight against a guy who beat me in a third set tie-break a month ago. Today I kicked butt with a 6-4, 6-2 win.

He didn't play as well as he did last time we played, lots of double faults from his end; but I was confident througout the entire match and served well! First win of the fall season for me 1-2 on the season :tape:

darrinbaker00
Nov 19th, 2009, 05:46 AM
I made the playoff tournament in my K-Swiss Ultimate Tennis league at the 4.0 level, and my first-round match (32-draw) was tonight. I told myself to play under control without pushing the ball over the net, not to go for an ace on every first serve, and above all, relax and have fun. Guess what happened? I won 6-1, 6-2. It's amazing what you can do when you keep things simple. ;)

GracefulVenus
Nov 21st, 2009, 09:13 PM
^^^^^^^^Congrats!!!^^^^^^^

Last Monday, at league............ Kicked ass again with a 6-2, 6-2 win over a good opponent. Everything just clicked today, especially my two-hander. I played within myself, and didn't go for the lines, my opponent did. Next match in two days.....

darrinbaker00
Nov 23rd, 2009, 01:53 AM
^^^^^^^^Congrats!!!^^^^^^^

Last Monday, at league............ Kicked ass again with a 6-2, 6-2 win over a good opponent. Everything just clicked today, especially my two-hander. I played within myself, and didn't go for the lines, my opponent did. Next match in two days.....
Isn't it amazing what happens when you don't try to do too much and let your opponent make the mistakes? My next match is Monday also. Good luck in yours. :bounce:

GracefulVenus
Nov 23rd, 2009, 03:09 AM
Isn't it amazing what happens when you don't try to do too much and let your opponent make the mistakes? My next match is Monday also. Good luck in yours. :bounce:

Good luck to you also. :wavey:

darrinbaker00
Nov 24th, 2009, 02:29 AM
My 2009 season is officially over. I lost my second-rounder in straights, 6-4, 6-3. I was serving at 4-2 in the first set, had a game point for 5-2, and went into full Dinara Safina mode. Break, hold, break, hold, set over.

The second set was an uphill climb from the start. My opponent broke me to start, and I just couldn't catch up. I broke at 4-1, but gave it right back. I broke again at 5-2, fighting off two match points, but lost my serve and the match the very next game. Some days, you're the dog; other days, you're the fire hydrant. Today, I was the fire hydrant.

GracefulVenus
Nov 24th, 2009, 11:55 PM
^^^^Sounds like a tough match. We all have em'. But I always take Vee's advice and learn as much as I can from the loss. I'm bad about thinking about a match 3 days after loosing. I remember just about every opponent I have every played and the score line. Totally freaks people out when they see me at events and we talk. ^^^^

My league match last night went fantastic. Because I won in straights we pulled off the win - as we were 2-2 with the opposing team when it was all said and done; with all of the matches except mine going 3 sets. :yeah: I posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over a gentleman perhaps 2 times my age, but you have all types of players playing 3.5 men's tennis. Besides, the old fart hit about 4 aces on me.....:lol:

Shafanovic.
Nov 25th, 2009, 03:40 AM
Played against friend on saturday.

I won the match 7-6 6-3
We both started well holding serves. Until 2-2 where I took the next 3 games. I think I was a bit delusional from the heat and I lost 3 games and it was 5-5. Both held serve and I took the tie breaker 8-6. On my 4th set point.
2nd set I just played within myself, not over hitting. The heat got to us a little bit but other than that, I was playing better.

We had a rematch on Sunday. He wanted revenge. But I beat him even harder, winning 6-1 6-4.
I got up to 5-0 and he won 1 game on his serve. Before I closed out the set. (on an ace :))
And the second set was tough before I FINALLY broke his serve at 4-4 and served it out at 5-4. On my 2nd match point.

Played really well. :)
Saved all break points that he had against me. So that was good.

Bahia
Nov 25th, 2009, 07:04 AM
I did a thriller with by buddy. It was high drama but not the best of the quality.

From 22 onward we traded breaks until 55. We both held to take it into a TB and this is when it got good.

I had success against his second serve but he stopped missing in the TB. He was hitting big serves outwide and serving/volleying. It got to 56, MP for him. He hit a serve and the first volley and I just calmly hit a BH lob that landed right on the baseline. I won the TB and the match 8-6 in the TB.

GracefulVenus
Nov 25th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Played against friend on saturday.

I won the match 7-6 6-3
We both started well holding serves. Until 2-2 where I took the next 3 games. I think I was a bit delusional from the heat and I lost 3 games and it was 5-5. Both held serve and I took the tie breaker 8-6. On my 4th set point.
2nd set I just played within myself, not over hitting. The heat got to us a little bit but other than that, I was playing better.

We had a rematch on Sunday. He wanted revenge. But I beat him even harder, winning 6-1 6-4.
I got up to 5-0 and he won 1 game on his serve. Before I closed out the set. (on an ace :))
And the second set was tough before I FINALLY broke his serve at 4-4 and served it out at 5-4. On my 2nd match point.

Played really well. :)
Saved all break points that he had against me. So that was good.

What level player are you?

Bahia
Nov 25th, 2009, 11:41 PM
I am 4.0/4.5

darrinbaker00
Nov 25th, 2009, 11:51 PM
^^^^Sounds like a tough match. We all have em'. But I always take Vee's advice and learn as much as I can from the loss. I'm bad about thinking about a match 3 days after loosing. I remember just about every opponent I have every played and the score line. Totally freaks people out when they see me at events and we talk. ^^^^

My league match last night went fantastic. Because I won in straights we pulled off the win - as we were 2-2 with the opposing team when it was all said and done; with all of the matches except mine going 3 sets. :yeah: I posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over a gentleman perhaps 2 times my age, but you have all types of players playing 3.5 men's tennis. Besides, the old fart hit about 4 aces on me.....:lol:
The older more experienced guys are tougher for me to play, because they don't try to do what they can't do. The twenty-somethings I play always try to blast their way out of trouble, and I just sit back and let them rack up the unforced errors. The guy I lost to Monday was about the same age and physical condition as me, so it really came down to who played the big points better, and it wasn't me. :shrug:

GracefulVenus
Nov 26th, 2009, 12:56 AM
The older more experienced guys are tougher for me to play, because they don't try to do what they can't do. The twenty-somethings I play always try to blast their way out of trouble, and I just sit back and let them rack up the unforced errors. The guy I lost to Monday was about the same age and physical condition as me, so it really came down to who played the big points better, and it wasn't me. :shrug:

I hear you on that. The big points really count in league (no ad scoring).

Shafanovic.
Nov 26th, 2009, 10:00 AM
What level player are you?

An A3 in Australia. I don't know what that's equal to there in America :p

GracefulVenus
Dec 13th, 2009, 10:40 PM
K, so I played 3.5 men's singles and mixed doubles at an event this weekend. So pissed because I was playing some of the best tennis of my life, taking out the no. 2 seed in the quarter-finals 6-3, 7-6(7), and I pull a groin muscle in my second mixed doubles match of the day. Tried to play the semi-finals but pulled out after I just couldn't move anymore. I retired to a guy that's plays on my league team after going down 0-4.

Mixed doubles was round-robin and my partner and I were 2-0 at the end of the first day, despite me pulling a groin muscle in the second match. We just knew that we would take the title. But it was not to be. I woke up stiff as hell and could barely walk, but I tried to play anyway. At the end of the day we didn't take the title because we tied another team with a 2-1 record and they loss to us in 3 sets on the first day.

I was so pissed because I couldn't move to balls!!! But I have to heal up and get ready for next season.

Renalicious
Dec 18th, 2009, 03:40 AM
I wish I could play. But my season is over and I'm kind of injured. :sad: You guys are lucky. :bigcry:

Bahia
Dec 18th, 2009, 10:14 PM
What type of injury?

GracefulVenus
Dec 30th, 2009, 09:06 PM
I wish I could play. But my season is over and I'm kind of injured. :sad: You guys are lucky. :bigcry:

Get well soon!

DefyingGravity
Dec 30th, 2009, 09:23 PM
In high school, I had these highlights:

Freshman year: 20-3; out of that 15-1 in first doubles, 5-2 in singles; sectional R16
Sophomore year: 16-5 in second singles; sectional quarterfinalist
Junior year: 20-7 in second singles; sectional 3rd place; district first round loss in 3 sets (4-6, 6-4, 0-6) --- this was my year that I struggled with a groin pull because Ohio has sketchy bloody weather and it can be 50 degrees and nice in April, and then get down to 36 which it did during this match and it made my hamstring brittle
Senior year: 20-8 in first singles; sectional 4th place (shoulder injury); district first round loss to defending champ.

I'm playing club tennis at Ohio University only because we got Title IX'd and lost varsity tennis.

I'm rated as a 5.0.

Dunlop1
Dec 31st, 2009, 06:08 AM
I AM SO MAAAAAAAAAD!!!!!

I lost a set after being up 5-0.
Unfreakingbelievable!!!

I am very particular about my string and tension. I play with a polyester string strung at 57lbs. I hit with a lot of topspin and have good accuracy and I rely on my accuracy to open up the court for the finishing shot.
Well I was playing a 4.0 league match against a tough opponent (solid off both sides and capable at net) but I was playing really well and got up to a 4-0 40-love lead.
AND THEN MY STRING BROKE :mad:
The string was broken in my second racquet (I use the Wilson ProStaff 95). I had a different racquet in my bag that has been there for ages and decided since I was up 4-0 I should be able to manage.
WRONG!

The tension was horrible. I was hitting everything long. It was so hard for me to get spin on the ball. My timing disappeared and my game completely fell apart.
I did manage to hold the 4-0 service game by hitting an unreturnable serve (luck, it didn't even go where I aimed)
but after that I couldn't win 4 points in a row.

He came back and won the set 7-5.

:sobbing::sobbing:

DefyingGravity
Dec 31st, 2009, 02:33 PM
OH NO!!! That's awful, I'm so sorry. I've had that happen to me before, actually. Playing this Dementieva style opponent and I really needed rackets I was used to, and I presumed to break two strings in the opening set, which I won in a tiebreak, but then got blitzed 6-1, 6-2 because I was playing with a teammates borrowed racket. UGH!!!!

I feel your pain on that one!

GracefulVenus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 06:00 PM
I AM SO MAAAAAAAAAD!!!!!

I lost a set after being up 5-0.
Unfreakingbelievable!!!

I am very particular about my string and tension. I play with a polyester string strung at 57lbs. I hit with a lot of topspin and have good accuracy and I rely on my accuracy to open up the court for the finishing shot.
Well I was playing a 4.0 league match against a tough opponent (solid off both sides and capable at net) but I was playing really well and got up to a 4-0 40-love lead.
AND THEN MY STRING BROKE :mad:
The string was broken in my second racquet (I use the Wilson ProStaff 95). I had a different racquet in my bag that has been there for ages and decided since I was up 4-0 I should be able to manage.
WRONG!

The tension was horrible. I was hitting everything long. It was so hard for me to get spin on the ball. My timing disappeared and my game completely fell apart.
I did manage to hold the 4-0 service game by hitting an unreturnable serve (luck, it didn't even go where I aimed)
but after that I couldn't win 4 points in a row.

He came back and won the set 7-5.

:sobbing::sobbing:

Man, that's the type of matches you have nightmares about! :tape:

GracefulVenus
Jan 2nd, 2010, 06:02 PM
In high school, I had these highlights:

Freshman year: 20-3; out of that 15-1 in first doubles, 5-2 in singles; sectional R16
Sophomore year: 16-5 in second singles; sectional quarterfinalist
Junior year: 20-7 in second singles; sectional 3rd place; district first round loss in 3 sets (4-6, 6-4, 0-6) --- this was my year that I struggled with a groin pull because Ohio has sketchy bloody weather and it can be 50 degrees and nice in April, and then get down to 36 which it did during this match and it made my hamstring brittle
Senior year: 20-8 in first singles; sectional 4th place (shoulder injury); district first round loss to defending champ.

I'm playing club tennis at Ohio University only because we got Title IX'd and lost varsity tennis.

I'm rated as a 5.0.

Sounds like you are a solid player. Good luck this season.

DefyingGravity
Jan 2nd, 2010, 07:43 PM
Sounds like you are a solid player. Good luck this season.

Thanks. You sound like you're a fun opponent to play! I'll keep you guys up to date on my stuff, because I have Midwest Club Tennis Championships in Wisconsin in March and the National tournament in April in Surprise, Arizona (I've never been to either state). I remember playing a mixed doubles match and destroying the Toledo mixed dubs players 6-1, and then played another one and won 6-2 and neither of my female partners could serve to save their lives. It was like playing with an even weaker Radwanska and then a really inconsistent Dementieva.

the jamierbelyea
Jan 7th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Surprise is fantastic ! Was there last year for a USTA event, and it was a gorgeous facility and took care of what felt like a million of us!

GracefulVenus
Feb 3rd, 2010, 05:56 PM
bump

darrinbaker00
Feb 19th, 2010, 02:38 AM
I played my first Ultimate Tennis match of the season today, and I got my rear end handed to me: 2-6, 3-6. I got broken five times in nine service games. Unless your name is Elena Dementieva, you can't win if you don't hold serve.

If it doesn't rain tomorrow, I'll play my first USTA Flex League match of the season. I will serve better, trust me.

Lachy
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:29 AM
Heya :wavey: I have a "sort of" intersting story to tell :lol: This guy I played today had a decent first serve, but on the second, he would occasionally serve underarm so it would just drop over the net. It was soo annoying :o I started to be able to tell when he was about to do it though.

The Witch-king
Feb 21st, 2010, 09:44 AM
Heya :wavey: I have a "sort of" intersting story to tell :lol: This guy I played today had a decent first serve, but on the second, he would occasionally serve underarm so it would just drop over the net. It was soo annoying :o I started to be able to tell when he was about to do it though.

okay

GracefulVenus
Feb 23rd, 2010, 04:48 AM
Played league 3.5 singles tonight and it is the first time in six seasons that I left the court freakin' burning up although I won the match.

First I was playing the freakin pusher that was not even admitted into hell! I beat him 6-2 in the first set; and was making stupid errors off his slow hit balls, and the second set eventually went to a tie-break.

I served from the deuce side and called 8-8. Won the point and went to serve from the ad side at 9-8 for the match. My opponent all of a sudden says, no the score is wrong. It can't possibly be 9-8 with you serving from that side. I tried to explain to him that when I called the score at 8-8 on my first serve, he should have corrected me if he thought the score was wrong, not after we play the point, and I go up 9-8; because I KNOW the score I was calling was right and I was serving from the correct end. I hit an ace out wide to win the match 6-2, 7-6(8). So you know that pissed him off right.

So of course this prick is steady arguing and putting up a fuss and my only reply back to him is regardless if I called the score wrong or not (which is what he was accusing me of), he should have corrected me right then and there, not after we play the point. "Oh, I didn't hear you call the score he says." Of course I went on the explain that the Code states that if you do not hear your opponent call the score before he/she serves, it is your obligation to stop play and request the score. He didn't. I just hate folks who don't take the time to learn the rules and just want to go off of what they think is right. Very irritating night athough I kick his ass. :yeah:

DefyingGravity
Feb 23rd, 2010, 08:21 PM
I've had a wrist injury so I haven't been able to play tennis for a while. The muscles in my dominant hand (right) aren't quite strong yet, so I have to take it easy. Looks like Midwest Club Tennis Tournament is out of the question but Nationals in Surprise, AZ are still a possibility.

GracefulVenus
Feb 23rd, 2010, 11:40 PM
I've had a wrist injury so I haven't been able to play tennis for a while. The muscles in my dominant hand (right) aren't quite strong yet, so I have to take it easy. Looks like Midwest Club Tennis Tournament is out of the question but Nationals in Surprise, AZ are still a possibility.

Hope you have a speedy recovery and get back to the courts soon.

GracefulVenus
Feb 27th, 2010, 02:58 AM
Played league 3.5 singles tonight and it is the first time in six seasons that I left the court freakin' burning up although I won the match.

First I was playing the freakin pusher that was not even admitted into hell! I beat him 6-2 in the first set; and was making stupid errors off his slow hit balls, and the second set eventually went to a tie-break.

I served from the deuce side and called 8-8. Won the point and went to serve from the ad side at 9-8 for the match. My opponent all of a sudden says, no the score is wrong. It can't possibly be 9-8 with you serving from that side. I tried to explain to him that when I called the score at 8-8 on my first serve, he should have corrected me if he thought the score was wrong, not after we play the point, and I go up 9-8; because I KNOW the score I was calling was right and I was serving from the correct end. I hit an ace out wide to win the match 6-2, 7-6(8). So you know that pissed him off right.

So of course this prick is steady arguing and putting up a fuss and my only reply back to him is regardless if I called the score wrong or not (which is what he was accusing me of), he should have corrected me right then and there, not after we play the point. "Oh, I didn't hear you call the score he says." Of course I went on the explain that the Code states that if you do not hear your opponent call the score before he/she serves, it is your obligation to stop play and request the score. He didn't. I just hate folks who don't take the time to learn the rules and just want to go off of what they think is right. Very irritating night athough I kick his ass. :yeah:

I posted this on Monday and I am still going back and forth with the freakin league coordinator to decide the match. Oh yeah, my opponent lied about shaking hands at the end of the match.

GracefulVenus
Feb 27th, 2010, 03:01 AM
Playing in the Lost Forest Winter Classic Tournament this weekend. I won my round of 16 match 6-3, 6-2. I was extremely solid on serve, but had some problems returning in the first set. Missed about 8 easy forehand returns. Other than that, really happy about the result. My wife came to the tournament to watch me play and she said that she was looking at my ass the entire time. Talking about I got a male Serena booty. As if...........

I play the quarters and semis hopefully tomorrow in the morning. Wish me luck.

DefyingGravity
Feb 27th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Good luck G/V

GracefulVenus
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Good luck G/V

Thanks, but I got my ass handed to me this morning by the no.2 seed in the quarter-finals. I loss 6-2, 6-2. 25 unforced errors and 36% first serve percentage will get you this result. My opponent was solid and ran everything down.

Next event: Major Zone, Houston, Texas Easter Weekend.

GracefulVenus
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:30 PM
Heya :wavey: I have a "sort of" intersting story to tell :lol: This guy I played today had a decent first serve, but on the second, he would occasionally serve underarm so it would just drop over the net. It was soo annoying :o I started to be able to tell when he was about to do it though.

Oh I get so irritated by players that play like that. :fiery: I'm not the most patient opponent.

The Witch-king
Feb 28th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Graceful Venus - 36% first serves :eek: so glad no one has ever measured me!! I'm sure i've been below 10% :sad:

GracefulVenus
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Graceful Venus - 36% first serves :eek: so glad no one has ever measured me!! I'm sure i've been below 10% :sad:

I know, it was quite pathetic. This after an 81% first serve percentage in the round of 16. My rhythm was just off and I was incredibly frusted because my serve is my weapon.

You should get someone to measure you. It's a good and easy thing to keep track off, especially if your serve is your weapon.

DefyingGravity
Feb 28th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Thanks, but I got my ass handed to me this morning by the no.2 seed in the quarter-finals. I loss 6-2, 6-2. 25 unforced errors and 36% first serve percentage will get you this result. My opponent was solid and ran everything down.

Next event: Major Zone, Houston, Texas Easter Weekend.

I know that feeling. I play so similar to Ivanovic in 2008 pre Wimbledon, so when I am not getting a lot of serves in, it's a struggle for me to get the rest of my game going. Good luck though! Who do you seem to play like?

GracefulVenus
Mar 1st, 2010, 03:49 AM
I know that feeling. I play so similar to Ivanovic in 2008 pre Wimbledon, so when I am not getting a lot of serves in, it's a struggle for me to get the rest of my game going. Good luck though! Who do you seem to play like?

Male Player: Roddick
Female Player: Venus

Big first serve, fierce but unsteady forehand, and a very steady two-hander.

DefyingGravity
Mar 1st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Male Player: Roddick
Female Player: Venus

Big first serve, fierce but unsteady forehand, and a very steady two-hander.

Yeah, for me, people have always complimented my backhand because it's a much more loopy and involved production and looks pretty. However, my forehand is the stroke that gets everything going. I've gotten so much more consistent on it, and it's a real weapon, just like Ana's used to be. I have deceptively good movement and good volleys/touch.

My weakness is definitely patience. I can get a little impatient and try to end rallies faster than they should end.

Aaron.
Mar 3rd, 2010, 01:45 AM
College Tennis Season just started..as a freshman I'm playing number one singles for my team so far this season I'm 4-1

First Match: won 6-3 6-3
Well my first match of the season and it was pretty windy..So I did good even though the guy wasnt that good..the scoreline could have been easier

Second match: lost 5-7 6-7(3)
Wow well this guy was good but I still could have won. I was up 5-3 in the second set and couldnt close it out he was a tall guy and had a good serve so it was hard to break him he also had a big forehand and my forehand isnt really big as his so in the tiebreak he made the better shots

Third Match: won 6-1 7-5
Well I almost lost the second set..I played the perfect match until 6-1 5-1 then he started running everything down and just getting the ball back in court..before I knew it the score was 5-5 and I had to stay focused to win the next two games..I almost lost my cool at the end of the second set because my forehand was really off and he was just pushing..I really hate pushers

Fourth Match: won 6-0 6-3
My best match so far this season..this guy was pretty decent too but I moved him alot and he couldnt hit his groundstrokes like he normally does. I was pretty happy with this win even though I could have won 6-0 6-0 but yeah I wont be picky because I still won fairly easy.

My next college match is tomorrow I'll let you know how it goes. ;)

GracefulVenus
Mar 3rd, 2010, 01:51 PM
Yeah, for me, people have always complimented my backhand because it's a much more loopy and involved production and looks pretty. However, my forehand is the stroke that gets everything going. I've gotten so much more consistent on it, and it's a real weapon, just like Ana's used to be. I have deceptively good movement and good volleys/touch.

My weakness is definitely patience. I can get a little impatient and try to end rallies faster than they should end.

Man, you and I need to play. Our games sound so similar. :)

GracefulVenus
Mar 3rd, 2010, 01:53 PM
College Tennis Season just started..as a freshman I'm playing number one singles for my team so far this season I'm 4-1

First Match: won 6-3 6-3
Well my first match of the season and it was pretty windy..So I did good even though the guy wasnt that good..the scoreline could have been easier

Second match: lost 5-7 6-7(3)
Wow well this guy was good but I still could have won. I was up 5-3 in the second set and couldnt close it out he was a tall guy and had a good serve so it was hard to break him he also had a big forehand and my forehand isnt really big as his so in the tiebreak he made the better shots

Third Match: won 6-1 7-5
Well I almost lost the second set..I played the perfect match until 6-1 5-1 then he started running everything down and just getting the ball back in court..before I knew it the score was 5-5 and I had to stay focused to win the next two games..I almost lost my cool at the end of the second set because my forehand was really off and he was just pushing..I really hate pushers

Fourth Match: won 6-0 6-3
My best match so far this season..this guy was pretty decent too but I moved him alot and he couldnt hit his groundstrokes like he normally does. I was pretty happy with this win even though I could have won 6-0 6-0 but yeah I wont be picky because I still won fairly easy.

My next college match is tomorrow I'll let you know how it goes. ;)

Man, this is awesome. Congrats on your victories! I hate pushers also. Good luck in your matches today. What school do you play for?

Dunlop1
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:32 PM
College Tennis Season just started..as a freshman I'm playing number one singles for my team so far this season I'm 4-1

Do you play NCAA tennis or College club tennis?
What school do you attend?

Dunlop1
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:45 PM
I haven't been playing a lot of matches because I have been working on getting my fitness in top shape and losing fat and building up my core, arms, quads and shoulders.
I lost 10lbs in 2 weeks and my fitness has improved dramatically so I am happy about it.

My last match is an example of a match I would have lost had I played before I started my fitness program.

The guy I played was like Nadal except he didn't quite have the speed. HEAVY topspin groundstrokes.
I started the match not being intimidated and standing just behind the baseline and hitting his balls on the rise and dictating play. This worked at first but it was taking a lot out of me to do this and I started mistiming the balls and hitting a lot into the net. So I decided to move way behind the baseline and play the balls on the way down. BIG MISTAKE. I was playing into his strategy and he worked me like a dog all over the court.
He especially took advantage of my 1 handed backhand hitting balls that would bounce at head level.
Also he had an amazing kick serve that he hit to my backhand over and over again. As I got more tentative, he attacked more and I could never get into his service games.
My saving grace was my GOAT serve lol. My 1st serves of choice, flat and slice serve really bailed me out of holes in my service game.
However I lot the 1st set 4-6

2nd set I got down I was broking while serving at 2-2 for him to go up 2-3. I got SOOO pissed and the next game I started POUNDING the ball. I broke and held my service game to go up 4-3.
Then it started raining

Rain delay was great because it gave me time to calm down and rethink my strategy.

I came back completely calm and started hitting with more spin and depth. I didn't try to kill the ball but I made sure I was hitting at about 75% pace and deep with good net clearance. All of a sudden he started pressing and making mistakes.

I won the 2nd set 7-5, and the third 6-2.

Dunlop1
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:49 PM
I know, it was quite pathetic. This after an 81% first serve percentage in the round of 16. My rhythm was just off and I was incredibly frusted because my serve is my weapon.

You should get someone to measure you. It's a good and easy thing to keep track off, especially if your serve is your weapon.

I used to stat my friends matches and vice versa.

It was an eye opener.
- I have never played a match where I hit more winners than unforced errors.
- My first serve percentage is on average 64%
- In the last 5 matches that were 'statted', I hit 5 double faults
- In the last 5 matches that were statted, I hit 5 volleys :o

Slutiana
Apr 16th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Does anyone think this forum has actually helped them in their tennis? :lol: A couple of years ago I was training to become a pro, I trained for 6 days a week, 3 hours on weekdays and 6 hours (including gym) on weekends. I played tournaments from about 10 years old upto around 14 and although I made numerous Quarters and Semis, I was always just too much of a ballbasher. At 14 I got a sponsor, we found a tennis academy squad and they took me out of tournaments and completely took apart and then put my game together but still, I would go and play matches and just hit the shit out of the ball and lose to lesser players (especially when we went on tours and to tennis camps in eastern europe).

Since then I had a major back injury that forced me to stop and give up that dream. But after being on TF and hearing so many different views about tennis and people's approaches to it, although i'm physically nowhere near where I was before and I haven't improved tecnically, I have really grown as a player. I'm just so much more intelligent now and I just seem to know how to play against certain players and analyse opponents games so well. As well as my shot selection which has improved so much. And recently I've beaten numerous people (who are still training hard) that I could never beat back when I was playing so much.

Random but I felt like sharing this for some reason. :lol:

young_gunner913
Apr 17th, 2010, 01:53 AM
My H2H with Mr.SerenaWilliams 0-3

1st Meeting: 1-6, 0-6 (My knee hurt)
2nd Meeting: 1-6, 3-6, 0-6 (I played like a top 600 junior)
3rd Meeting: 0-6, 0-6 (He hit lucky shots and I feel violated. :tears:)

Someday I'm hoping to take him to a 5-7 set or dare I even say win a set. :speakles:

And even though it doesnt count on our H2H, I defeated him once via W/O cause he had a fever I believe. :awww:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:04 AM
That's what he gets for being a Venus fan :angel:

young_gunner913
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:06 AM
That's what he gets for being a Venus fan :angel:

Girl, next time we on the courts I'm gonna read you, chapter 3, be ready and tighten that weave.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:08 AM
Girl, next time we on the courts I'm gonna read you, chapter 3, be ready and tighten that weave.

Gurl, boon. Don't come for me...you better call me Jackie Robinson, because when I'm done with you, I'm gonna make that head rock, Venis :armed:

young_gunner913
Apr 17th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Gurl, boon. Don't come for me...you better call me Jackie Robinson, because when I'm done with you, I'm gonna make that head rock, Venis :armed:

Why you always get to be Sarin? You may think you the Swan Princess but gurl you a catfish.

Dunlop1
Apr 17th, 2010, 03:53 AM
Does anyone think this forum has actually helped them in their tennis?

Is that you in your avatar?

This forum hasn't helped my tennis. In the areas of strategy or stroke production, I have those down.
I am a member of the tennis-warehouse forum and that forum has really helped me in the area of fitness (which is where I have the biggest opportunity to improve)

They have a fitness subforum with some very knowledgeable posters in there.

I learnt about HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training from that site and I now do it and I can say that it has really improved my stamina AND the quickness of my first step. Also learned some good footwork drills to do when I am in the gym.

égalité
Apr 17th, 2010, 03:53 AM
I played northern lad again last weekend and I won 6-2 6-0 6-0 (16 straight games :inlove: )

northern lad
Apr 17th, 2010, 03:57 AM
I played northern lad again last weekend and I won 6-2 6-0 6-0 (16 straight games :inlove: )

:hysteric:

i actually hit some winners in that match too :bigcry:

égalité
Apr 17th, 2010, 04:02 AM
:hysteric:

i actually hit some winners in that match too :bigcry:

It's OK, I had home court advantage and you were distracted by that fierce Serena Williams lookalike on the court next to us. :hysteric:

Shafanovic.
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:19 AM
played a very weird match today.

lost 5-7 2-2 ret. from dizziness. marion? :confused:

Slutiana
Apr 17th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Is that you in your avatar?

This forum hasn't helped my tennis. In the areas of strategy or stroke production, I have those down.
I am a member of the tennis-warehouse forum and that forum has really helped me in the area of fitness (which is where I have the biggest opportunity to improve)

They have a fitness subforum with some very knowledgeable posters in there.

I learnt about HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training from that site and I now do it and I can say that it has really improved my stamina AND the quickness of my first step. Also learned some good footwork drills to do when I am in the gym.
Nope, i'm a guy (from the UK).

That sounds really interesting actually, could you link me to it?

SVK
Apr 17th, 2010, 10:02 AM
Month ago I lost a match 4-6, 0-6 from 4-0 40-0....I´m always choking:tears:...Hit some DF´s (4 or 5) in that game and then I lost also another 11 games in a row:sad:

Also lost 2-6, 0-6:rolleyes::sad:

My last win is from last august 3-6, 6-3, 6-3...and that was maybe just because my friend from 3-6, 2-3 until the second set ended was talking with another friend who visited us and he was not focused on a game...I won something like 12 points in a row so I think I could lose also this match if he was playing focused:awww:...at least the 3rd set was "regular" and I won it (btw. I played it with a wooden racquet:spit:):awww:

donniedarkofan
Apr 17th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Well, i was nr 6 in my country in under 18 category, and then in seniors i was 39 when my injury hit me.

Petkorazzi
Apr 17th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Well, i was nr 6 in my country in under 18 category, and then in seniors i was 39 when my injury hit me.
I am #6 ATM but that barely says anything :lol: