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I tend to play at my best level when I am playing very offensive. But in certain situations (close match and last set, or simply missing too many attacking shots in a row), I will stop completely and play defensive never taking initiative. I don't want to lose the match too fast and so I am relying on my opponent making more mistakes. But it does not feel good to play like this and I will often end up losing even against weaker opponents.
How should I adapt in these situations?
This is a common issue when the game gets closer.
I think one thing that really helps is to place less importance on the result and more importance on the way you are playing. How you are feeling and the quality of your strokes.
Also take a look through the Sports Psychology section of the site. You will find some information in there that will help you to regulate your emotional level.
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