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Should you give away a point when leading 10-0?
Yes definitely 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
No certainly not 18%  18%  [ 7 ]
Depends on the opponent or the situation 72%  72%  [ 28 ]
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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2014, 16:39 
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Red_lion wrote:
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It's good that it helps your mental toughness by giving away game. I have different opinion and experience on that matter. Finishing each game strong and not giving it away improves my mental toughness that I can closed a set properly. This happens when I play competitive players and in tournament setting no matter what is the level of the opponent.


You play tournys - I can't even spell the word properly. :lol:

I'm only a lower-level houseleaguer and sometimes I forget it is just for fun. Of course there is an element of competition and no one likes to lose. I just feel the pressure is off me this year because I have lost two close matches already, knocks me down to fourth, and I have been absent. And also if things don't go perfect, there's always next year, and the year after and so on. But because I see the same guys and our club is small, these guys are slowly becoming my friends, so I get this feeling that I should take it easy sometimes...weird eh?

If I was playing a tourny then its win win win like you said Redlion.

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No pressure over your situation timeout :up: . Always cool to just enjoy the game no matter what is the outcome.

Anyway, back to topic. In a competitive environment, winning 10-0 gives me the mental advantage in my other matches. For house league, its always customary to give the point away. Especially when playing beginners.

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More than once I gave the point away at 9-0. Not so obvious... Also once when 10-0 against me, I failed the service...

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