This week you played an important match and you lost 6-0, 0-6,
5-7. You are wondering, "what's wrong with me? After all, I won
the first set 6-0!"
The next week you play again and the score this time is 6-1, 2-6,
6-4. You won! Yet you are still wondering, "what's wrong with me?
I won the first set 6-1! How could I lose the second set 2-6?"
The following week you are up 4-2 in the first and second sets,
then lose 4-6, 4-6. Again, you think, "what is wrong with me?"
And the next week you are winning 5-0 in the first set when your
opponent mounts a comeback, but eventually you win the set in a
tiebreaker 7-6. You are up in the second set 5-0 and again you
win the set and match in a tiebreaker 7-6.
Your mind is swimming with confusion! "Why me? Why can't I just
end these matches. There must be something wrong with me. Is there
a tennis psychologist in the house?"
The only thing wrong with you is that you think this is unusual!
And that this only happens to you! Have you not been watching the
pros on television? There are all kinds of different scoring
patterns that occur on a professional level. If these roller
coaster matches happen to the pros, why would you think they
should not happen to you?
All I can say is welcome to sports and welcome to tennis! Your
job is to relax and stop making an issue out of normal scoring
patterns that routinely occur in tennis matches on ALL LEVELS.
This is all part of the fun of tennis. Who knows what will happen
next? Adapt and move on!