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Mastering Tennis Trading: Essential analysis and winning strategies to give you an edge in online tennis trading by Daniel Weston

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Pressure Situations

In tennis, there are a number of pressure points that a player must negotiate to win a match. I will look at a couple of these now:

  • Serving for the set.
  • Serving to stay in the set.

1. Serving for the set

Clearly, serving for the set (with a single break advantage) is going to be a pressure situation. The phrase choking is often used to describe a player’s failure to hold their serve when in this key situation. Whilst that term is slightly derogatory, it accurately summarises the situation in most cases. The player has let the pressure get to them at a critical point in the match.

On that basis, it would be reasonable to think that laying the server in these situations would be a lucrative entry point. However, for several ...

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