Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Commie Click here to enlarge
If you're involved in the tight match, it's a bad thought process to think about previous narrow losses. You're concentration and focus will crumble if you allow bad memories to seep into your mental structures.
One solution is to not look at the scoreboard, then you allow all your concentration to be focussed on the head and your shot options.

Beat me to it, good advice.