Some call them opponents. We call them victims. It sounds like you have the right mindset to succeed on the court!
If at first you don't succeed, call it version 1.0.
“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.”
W. C. Fields
Jonathan Swift
If at first you don’t succeed . . . so much for skydiving.
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
Reba McEntire
If at first you don't succeed, try twice more so your failure is statistically significant.