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Nov 24th, 2003, 06:32 PM
I was 8 years old in Saddlebrook,Flordia (I got to train every summer) , and they were holding small tourney's , I had won all the 8 and under tournaments , all the 10 and under , all the 12 and under , and I won 4 of the 5 14 and under tourneys , and I was in the finals of a 16 and u. tourney and i held :( 9 :( Match Points and lost all! :sad: I lost 6-0,5-7,6-7
I was up 5-0 in the 2nd and 5-2 in the 3rd

But you cant really be mad when you are a finalist of a SADDLEBROOK , one of the worlds best traning camps, 16 and under tourney at 8! :bounce:

#1 Cory Ann Fan
Nov 24th, 2003, 06:37 PM
I've never lost a match where I've had a match point, surprisingly. That probably has to do with my inability to win any return points.

I once won a match saving 6 MP's though. One of my infamous 6-7 7-6 7-6 wins. I served 3 DF's to go down 0-40 at 5-6 in the 3rd set. Broke a racquet, and swore my ass off. Service winner, service winner, easy s&v, ace, service winner... 6-6... then saved 2 more MP's in the final TB which I won 9-7.

Nov 24th, 2003, 06:44 PM
I think I've had a bout 6 before and still lost :sad:

But I've also come back from that many down.

Venus Forever
Nov 24th, 2003, 07:01 PM
2, but with a 6-3 5-3 Ad me lead, and a 6-3 5-4 Ad me lead.

Being as much up as 6-3 5-2. :o

Eventually lost 3-6 7-6(7-4) 6-3. :sad:

Nov 24th, 2003, 07:09 PM

Nov 24th, 2003, 07:19 PM
I've never lost having match points. Actually, I've only lost three times in three sets :eek:

I've won, saving match points.

I was losing 6-4 5-1; and I won 4-6 7-5 6-4. I saved 1 match point.

Nov 24th, 2003, 07:38 PM
i lost... 15-17 after being 14-10 ... if you count badminton, well it was 2 against one anyways... but its still a lost...:sad: and i seldom losee... :mad:

Nov 24th, 2003, 07:40 PM
I once was able to save 3 match points(it was really tough), but I still lost...

Actually, in one tournament, I held a 40-0 lead in the 1st game of the match, but I ended up loing the game...it broke me mentally:sad:...

Nov 24th, 2003, 07:44 PM
So far who do you guys feel lose is the worst?
Venus Forever is a bad lose!

Nov 24th, 2003, 07:49 PM
I once had set points, but lost. I lost 7-5 7-6(8-6). I was losing 5-0 in the first. And I was down 5-3 in the second. I got up 6-5 in the second--where I had 4 set points. I saved 3 match points in the breaker 6-3.

Jippo McScally
Nov 24th, 2003, 07:57 PM
I once lost 0-6 7-6(5) 7-5 having led 5-2 in both the 2nd and 3rd sets and having 3mps! :sad:

Nov 24th, 2003, 08:00 PM
jippo wins the prize for the worst result by far!!! :p

Jippo McScally
Nov 24th, 2003, 08:02 PM
I did come back from 5-1 down and 4-1 in the tiebreak to beat him 7-6(4) 6-1 lol

Nov 24th, 2003, 08:02 PM
4...my serve is pretty bad, and especially back when this match was played. I led 6-4 3-6 5-4 40-15, and double faulted twice. Then after saving a break point, I gained the AD before spinning in a really weak second serve which was returned for a winner. Then again I had the advantage, but sent a backhand into the net. My opponent ended up breaking me, then went on to hold and break me once again to win 7-5 in the third.

Nov 24th, 2003, 08:26 PM
I was up a set and 5-2 and had 5 match points and lost the second set. However, I was so mad at myself that I won the third 6-0:)

Nov 24th, 2003, 08:29 PM
i only played one singles matfch for my tennis team before i quit [because my coach was an asswhole and screamed, belittled, etc me after the match]

i had lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-7 (5-7)

i was down 6-0 in the tiebreak... cam storming back to get to 6-5 but double faulted on the 6th match point... kind of off topic but i know i would have won that match if i got that second serve in.. i was so determined...

i won my only doubles match 6-1, 6-3 though... we had a match point at 5-1 .... 3 more at 5-2 and it took us 4 more match points at 5-3 to close it out [we went up 0-40... up the duece then took it]

Nov 24th, 2003, 08:35 PM
I once lost a match 21-19 fifth set having match points. And I once won a match 24-22 saving match points.
The guy I played both times we go almost always the extent. When I lost 21-19, the week after I played him again and was so mad that I played the best tennis of my life, I won 6-0 6-3 6-0.

Nov 24th, 2003, 08:52 PM
Once I was up 5-2 in the third and had six match points and lost 6-2,2-6,7-6(7)

on one of the match points I missed a shot by about an inch and on my last match points I double faulted.

Venus Forever
Nov 24th, 2003, 09:02 PM
My first time ever being match point down was also the first time I hit an ace.

Ended up winning too in a third set tie-break. ;)

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:07 PM
i have two examples:

1. i was up like jana novotna 6 - 3; 5 - 1 and 40 - 00 and lost it 6 - 3; 6 - 7; 6 - 7 having eleven match points.

2. i was down a set and 1 - 6 in the tiebreak of the second set and regained to win it 7 - 6 and 6 - 2 in the trhird.

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:12 PM
My first time ever being match point down was also the first time I hit an ace.

Ended up winning too in a third set tie-break. ;)

How long did you ply befoer you hit an ace!! I mean :tape: :eek:

had 4 different matches in which i had mps and lost. i had 1 in one match but lost 6-4 2-6 7-5, it was at 5-4 30-40

in another i lost i had 1 at 6-5 in the second, 40-ad, but i lost 3-6 7-6 (2) 6-4

in another i had 3 in a tiebreak i was up 6-5 and in the set i was up 5-3 40-15.... i lost 2-6 7-6 (7) 6-2

in my other one i had 2 at 5-4 in the 3rd 40-15 but i lost
6-2 3-6 7-5

i saved some mps in a match, in a double match i won 4-6 6-2 7-5 and served 2 aces and my partner made a great poach when i was down 4-5 0-40 in the 3rd.

in a singles match i was down 5-2 in both sets and i won 7-5 7-6 (5) saving spts

i was down 6-2 in a 2nd set tb and saved those mps and won 5-7 7-6 (6) 6-3
thers a lot more but i forget!

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:12 PM
AHHHHHHH icky doubles match for school last year. My partner and I were up I believe 5-1 and had matchpoints at 7-5 (it was a proset) and went up 6-1 in the tiebreak (for a grand total of 7 matchpoints) and WE STILL LOST!!!!! I have never come back from matchpoint down (granted I don't play many matches as I DETEST them.)

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:15 PM
I lost a match after holding triple match point, double match point, and two other match points. I won a match down 0-6 7-5 0-5. I was serving to stay in it and saved six match points. It was a 17 minute game, but after that I really came back, and won it 0-6 7-5 7-5.

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:20 PM
In doubles, me and my partner had like 10 match points, maybe even more. We lost like 10-8 in the third set. That sucked.

This summer, I played a friend of mine, we always have good matches. I was up a set and I can't remember, maybe 5-3 or 5-4 and I had 40-15 and I wound up losing that set and the next one 61 :eek: I won the fourth set 61 and I cant remember if we played a 5th - I dont think we did. We just kept on playing after the third set, so it wasn't stated if it was a 3 set match. It was not easy tho and I felt bad. I beat him the next time we played 61 63. Whenever we play, its almost a guarantee that one of us will have a meltdown.

Venus Forever
Nov 24th, 2003, 09:37 PM
How long did you ply befoer you hit an ace!! I mean :tape: :eek:

Only a year or so.

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:43 PM
I've never had match points before losing a match. I had set point and that stuff. For example, last saturday, I lost 3-6 5-7. I had 2-0 and serve in the first set. Then the other guy went on to lead 6-3 2-0. After that I won 5 straight games and held some set points, but I lost them all.

I've had a match where I saved 9 match points.

I won 6-7(5) 6-2 7-5.
I had two set points in the first set with 6-5, but I lost them. Then I went on to lead 6-7 6-2 3-0. After that I lost 5 games, and the other guy held nine match points with his serve, but I just passed the ball and he made all the errors. I saved the last match point with a passing winner and then I managed to win the match. Oh, the fucking match lasted 3:40 hours :fiery:

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:44 PM
I remember playing the most exhausting match against my brother three or four years in the middle of summer. It was on grass but we are both baseliners who detest the net so long rallies were VERY common. Anyway, i had never beaten him and we'd played about 40 times before and finally i thought this was my turn. It was a set all and i led 5/4 in the final set a nd 0-40 on his serve. The first two match points were long and i ended with two pathetic errors. On the third i decided to chip and run to the net to try and shock him into an error. He tryed a pass and i hit a volley rite in the middle of the court but he still only managed to scoop up a little dolly shot that i then shud hav smashed or just hit a little volley away. Neway i tried to smash and got in a total tangle and dumped it in the net. I lost the next 10 points anf the match 7/5.
I was so upset i had bin soo close i nearly cried.
I still remember that match!
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:45 PM
You were 8 and made the U16 finals? I doubt that.

Nov 24th, 2003, 09:57 PM
a little bit off the topic but i once came back from 0-6 in a tiebreak to win the match like 12-10 in the tiebrake. that was six consecutive match points saved :p

Nov 24th, 2003, 10:25 PM
You were 8 and made the U16 finals? I doubt that.

Yes I was , and you can "doubt" w/e you want... :rolleyes:

Nov 24th, 2003, 10:28 PM
a little bit off the topic but i once came back from 0-6 in a tiebreak to win the match like 12-10 in the tiebrake. that was six consecutive match points saved :p

Wow! That's impressive!

The key for me in tiebreaks is getting the early lead

Nov 24th, 2003, 10:33 PM
After reaching that U16 final me coach told me "You are destend to be the next boy Anna Kournikova ,awesome junior , sucky pro. You'll never be good if you love the spotlight to much. Dont be concieted!" and then of course I did the worst thing possible "Ok...:rolleyes:". He made me run 15 laps around our condo's after that :sad:

Nov 24th, 2003, 11:50 PM
Surprisingly, it happened to me only one time, and I was 11 and playing in a 18 and under tournament and I wne tin the finals and had 1 match point in the seoncd set and one in the third...I lost 3-6 7-6 7-6...But the guys was 17...And I know that right now at 16, I would kick his ass lol...

But it happened to me many times I saved match points to win a match...Ill always remeber that time I beat the guy 4-6 7-6 7-6...Few weeks before I had a amtch agisnt him and saved 2 amtch points to win, and in this one he had 5 match points in the second, but I won it, 7-0 in the tie break lol...In the third he had 4 other match points, and I won it 7-0 in the tie break....I remember one match point where my rackets slipped out of my hands and fell in the back of the court after my shot...I ran, got to my racket, took it back and came back to hit a winner...I was so thrilled!

Nov 25th, 2003, 12:22 AM
I had a match when i lost 12 MPs :o :o :o. It was in an 14-and-under semi final (i was 10) against a 14 year old.

I was leading 6-2 5-1 (40-15) and i progressively choked over and over again, until i lost the second set tiebreak 10-12. I then went 5-2 up in the third - holding 2 MPs losing 2-6 7-6(10) 7-5. But i had so many chances, so i have no excuses apart from i am a choking wee midden.

Nov 25th, 2003, 01:21 AM
lol....I was in a team compettion this summer and to win the bronze medal a gril absolutely needed to win her amtch cause the other matches were almost lost in advance...she was leading 6-3 5-1, and then had 14 match points and she won 6-3 6-4 lol....We thought this match would never end we were so scared!

Nov 25th, 2003, 03:38 AM
Say whatever you want, but no 8 year old could beat a 16 year old who has been even slightly exposed to tennis.

Someone here wants to feel mighty special. Care to tell us who your coach was?

Nov 25th, 2003, 03:42 AM
My coach is my dad , who is a tennis "pro" in Memphis , in Israel my coach is Sanfo Hosfa , and in Saddlebrook my coach is no SPECIFIC one

Nov 25th, 2003, 03:43 AM
Okay well name the main coaches.

Nov 25th, 2003, 03:50 AM
Okay well name the main coaches.

My Main Coaches:
Sanfo Hosfa
Andas Ajas
Steffani Loai
Matchei Kosud

I have worked with Nick B. at his accademy one year , but I liked Saddlebrook more

Nov 25th, 2003, 04:01 AM
Yeah well, I don't believe you, but I'll let you keep pretending.

Nov 25th, 2003, 04:05 AM
you don't know me , why would you "believe" me? I dont care , you are not going to make me feel bad by calling me a liar! I know I did it and that is all that matters not some 2 cent comment from you :rolleyes:

Nov 25th, 2003, 04:07 AM
I once lost to a kid 6-3, 6-7, 6-7 in a three hour match, then drew him the next week's tournament and lost 6-4,2-6,6-7(12-14) after we each had about 6 or 7 match points. It was also a three hour match.

Nov 25th, 2003, 04:11 AM

Nov 25th, 2003, 07:09 AM
Ive never held any match points and lost

Nov 25th, 2003, 07:33 AM
i have never lost a match after holding match points. but my doubles partner and i did lose some sets in our high school matches after holding set points. one time we were up 5-1 had so many set points, at least 20 and ended up losing the set in a tiebreak, 7-5. than the damn rain came, it was such a let down because i really wanted to re-group and win the match. its so mental, holding those points, losing them, and realizing that you should have won the set already. i find the mental part of tennis the hardest by far, tennis is so fun and so frustrating at the same time.

Nov 25th, 2003, 08:40 AM
lol yukon, if im eva trouble in doubles, my tennis game becomes solely moonballs :p

Nov 25th, 2003, 08:47 AM
you've been 6-0 and 5-0 and lost

Nov 25th, 2003, 11:21 AM
who has? :s

Nov 25th, 2003, 01:58 PM
Listen, folks, Capriati has nothing on me. I used to be great at closing matches. Now I let some nerves creep into my game in some really tight situations. Two losses really stand out. I was up 6-4, 6-6, 6-0 in a tie-breaker several years back. I let it slip and he clobbered me 6-0 in the third set. More recently, I was playing a great match, leading 6-2, 4-2 0-40; I let him back in. I lost two match points in the second set, which I lost 7-5, and three more match points in the third set, which I lost 7-6.

My best comeback took place 25 years ago when I played No. 1 for my high school tennis team. I was playing a guy who was considered the best in our region. He demolished me the first set, but I clawed back and won the second set. We went to a third set tie-breaker. Back then, we played nine-point, sudden death tiebreakers, meaning the first player to win 5 points wins the tie-breaker. This guy went up 4-0. I saved two points on my serve. Then the guy with the great serve coughed up a doublefault; I passed him and then hit a great service return that he volleyed over the baseline. Five consecutive match points saved! It was a good day!

Randy H
Nov 25th, 2003, 02:19 PM
Never lost having had matchpoints thankfully, but also have never come back to win a match having been down matchpoints either.

Closest scenario was a match where I was leading 6-2, 5-3, had I think 3 matchpoints in the next two games but ended up losing it 7-5, thankfully was able to hang on in the third and win 6-4 though. :)

Nov 25th, 2003, 04:13 PM
Yea I was up 6-0,5-0 , but I was 8 in a U16 finals , nerves get to you

Nov 25th, 2003, 08:31 PM
It has never happened to me in tennis, but table tennis... OMG! In high school I was the queen of choking, once I had 2-0, 19-8 lead and still managed to lose 3-2. :o

Nov 25th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Nope, never lost a match having match points. but yes, I never saved any either. What I'm known for is the number of times I save SET POINT down. It's either I lose a set or I win the set. Often my matches are scores such as 6-3, 4-6, 7-5. All I need is one break and my opponent will go down:). Strange? Maybe someone should remind me that I need to choke a few times lol!

Nov 26th, 2003, 02:47 AM

Shuji Shuriken
Nov 26th, 2003, 03:23 AM
I'm more mental oncourt than Alex Stevenson and Lucic put together. I've had many many matches where I've held MPs and still lost. I think the most MPs I've held and still lost was probably around 4. one match i led a 6-3 4-0 against a friend named Andrew (who I usually beat easily) :rolleyes:. I lost that match 6-3 5-7 0-6 after having two MPs at 5-4 :sad:. I've never beaten him since :(. it's like that was my ultimate doom :sad: