Originally Posted by: Dartagnan Originally Posted by: rahim57 Originally Posted by: Dartagnan
You should change the title of your post and write: How to win a final
because Masha has won plenty of matches but always loses the finals.
Idon't think the same thing, since the final it's first all one match. I said that to Masha in my precedent post :
"For this unhappy final or, earlier, this unhappy match, I just want to tell you that you must accept the rules of the game; because you were not in your day and Radwanska was consistent in its play".
yes I agree with you, the final is also a tennis match but it is the more difficult match of the tournament so it is different from a match at the beginning of the tournament. Sometimes tennis players are very tired to play this match because they have played many matches before this one. It might be the cause of Masha's defeat.
So what do you advice to Masha for the next final match?
Radwanska wrote the history of her country, she is the first Polish woman who won this Miami tournament.
Hello! Masha; Dartagnan and all our Friends of this Site
Before receiving your proposal to change the Title of my Topic to discuss on the “manner of gaining a Final”, I intended to discuss the last final of Masha to treat certain items very important; but here that you ask me the question to give councils to Masha about “How to gain a final”.
To start, I will want to specify well that the final is a match like the others even if it differs a little from its importance and its play. Who which gains an ordinary match can also gain a final; but that does not want to say that if it gains all the matches it is obliged to gain the final; that does not want to say also that a final is, in fact, more specific than another match and only the most capable can gain it, since a match of finale can become important or not according to the 2 adversaries.
Therefore, one can understand that, as of time, a final is played before its term when two very important adversaries meet into 1/4 or in 1/2 finale. Thus I believe that Masha had played its true final against Wozniacki, and this match she gained it with a very great performance; because, she had not made any double fault and not many unforced errors.
On the other hand, there are other parameters which can make that a big player can lose the match of the finale; and there are, in fact, generally, the psychological factors who come into play, especially in the sport of tennis which depends to 60% on the aspect on the psychological force.
I am not like those who think that it is the tiredness which influences directly the end result of a tennis match of finale; because, a professional is prepared to play all the competition and to support a physical over activity during all the period of play.
But, I believe that certain factors like the heat, the cold, the wind, the public, the lack of sleep, the negative moral one, the psychological aspect and the lack of concentration can be the cause of a loss of match in a finale or other.
I cannot deliver my opinion on what occurred in the last match from the finale and why Masha did not play this final as she played the 1/4 and 1/2 finale. Because I do not have all the data, since I was not on the site. But I can make some observations and analyzes on the match of the finale.
Firstly, I believe that everyone knows already that the fall of form can occur directly after having played a very great match. And Masha had spent all its physical and psychological energy at the time of the last two matches against Na Li and Wozniacki.
Also, Masha was still in its phase of rebuilding of its potential performance of top level, taking into account what occurred in terms from wounds and lack of competitions. That wants by no means to say that Masha had lost its deterrent force, its power and its Style of particular play, but only it missed some small final improvements which lie in its strong concentration and its natural reflexes of the years of glories that she had lost because of the lack of competitions.
But, for our joy and satisfaction, those (natural reflexes & strong concentration) were found just in these last matches at the time of this Tournament of Miami; And I believe that it is something of more invaluable than the Trophy itself; and still, these 3 places of finalist only at the beginning of the sporting season 2012 it is something very important that one cannot underestimate.
Because she is still young and she has its entire career in front of it, she can play ten more years if she wants it.
Therefore, to cause a psychological tension on Masha and to especially put her under a great pressure for the matches of the finale, I believe that will cause a negative effect reverses and will complicate of advantage the situation where the matches of finale can cause a delicate psychological effect and become an abstract obstacle.
Now that Masha found its great confidence in herself and started to play with its own style to impose its great power and its performance, one must still encourage it whatever the results, especially which the sporting great events are to be come.
In addition, I want to briefly reconsider certain important points of the match of the finale against Radwanska to analyze the causes of this weakness:
I believe that one knows already that the concentration plays a very important and crucial part in certain sports like martial arts, tennis, the gymnastics, the ballet dancings, etc… One can, for example, to see in the sport of martial arts that a big Karate expert can miss blow to break tiles if it is not very well concentrated, whereas a small very well concentrated Karate expert can easily break these tiles.
It is how much this concentration plays a great part in these sport and particularly tennis where it is not only asked to show a very great concentration in the play in all its small details, but to support this concentration all along the match which can last up to 4 hours for the women and 6 hours for the men.
Thus, I noted that Masha suffered a little from the lack of concentration lasting this match of the finale, with a certain degree where she was not ready to receive the balls in good position. Is it the fall of form due to its preceding matches about which one spoke? Is it the lack of sleep, heat or other factors psychological?
I also noticed that Masha play much its balls on the center of the Tennis court and in the space where its adversary was.
1) To play too much of balls towards the center of the Tennis court can cause two things, one positive and the other negative one:
- Positive: The net is a little low towards the center and the ball does not risk much to touch it or run up against it and turn over against its own player. Also, if the adversary is not in good position and if he finds difficulties in the reception of the central balls, this situation can obstruct him and lead him to lose points.
- Negative: The central balls can be very easy for an adversary who can knows position himself for good receive them and return them.
2) To play too much of balls in the space where the adversary is, is likely to facilitate the play with this one; Because, the ball is likely more to be taken delivery of and returned towards its sender when it is hit on space where the adversary is that when it is hit on the other empty space which is far from the adversary, that requires a physical exercise of him to catch the ball.
Lastly, I noticed that Masha used ice floes on its head to refresh heat; However, which is very important to retain is that the brain of the human being requires a certain heat to make function its neurons and for the fluidity of information and the cerebral instructions.
Therefore, the ice floes on the head are likely to make freeze, a little, certain significant parts of the brain and cause an insufficiency in the operation of the neurons, which can influence directly the system of concentration and the fluidity of the cerebral information which manages the natural reflexes. Consequently, it is more advised to use sponges of water to refresh the head in the event of very large heat or of a headache.
With regard to some other psychological factors, it is necessary to re-examine my previous posts in this same Topic; but as regards the lack of sleep, I believe that the council is quite simple, since it is a question of taking the normal amount of the sleep during the night which precedes the match. On the other hand, the catch of sleeping pill, in the event of insomnia, it is inadvisable the day before a very important match.
I believe that I answered clearly and in all objectivity to your question, through this small analysis which I wanted to introduce into this Topic to help our expensive and pleasant Idol of tennis Maria Sharapova.
To finish, I can only advise Masha to play a great number of matches (friendly & official) to be able to gain still much trophies, GS and Medals; Because she is held to play the great role to furnish its career and to found its own School of Tennis by its own Style of Play and its Special method.
And I wish her of all my heart so much great successes again and so much chance in all her career; particularly in this sporting Season 2012 when many important sports events and Success awaits she if God wants it. Best Salutation! and a friendly yours!