On focus: “My energy was down, and I lost my focus.” Lost the match.
On tactics: “I was in control of the points, but she keeps getting everything back.” Lost the match.
On confidence: “I lost my forehand. It just wasn’t there for me.” Lost the match.
On competing: “It’s pointless playing against these pushers. All they do is hit moonballs.” Lost the match.
On pressure: “What’s the matter with him? He is pushing. Why doesn’t he hit the ball? Frozen. Lost the match.
Those are the lines that I often hear from players and parents.
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