Last updated on 09-Aug-2012 09:15:39 PM
I wanted to know how to approach the game when the opponent is close to victory for example 8-10. He is a point away from victory. In games with the same opponent when i am careful from the start and get the rhythm going I am able to comfortably win the match. However sometimes right from the start when I do not get the lead I end up losing unnecessary points and some how end up in a score like 7-10 or 8-10 where now I am really trying to play carefully but end up eventually making a mistake and losing the match.
In a situtaion where the competition is tight or i am not able to get things right , do I take frequent breaks and try and analyze the match on the spot or do i try to play some rallies defensively till I get my rhythm back . Can you please give your advise on this.
I think if you start to find yourself in those situations early in the game, take your time and try to get your rhythm back. There is a fine line between playing too carefully and playing controlled. Focus on getting more balls on the table and get your confidence back.
In the final stages make sure you give your opponent the opportunity to make a mistake. They may be getting a bit nervous so put the ball on the table and make them hit the winner.