Jan 9th, 2009, 01:23 AM
I was thinking the other day and ya know how people say after a close match "I barely lost" or "I barely won" or "It was so close you can't really tell who was better."
Does any of that matter... or is a loss just a loss and a win just a win no matter the circumstances... ?
Should the closeness of the score determine if u really won or lost?
It's random but i just wanted to know what other people thought about it...
Jan 9th, 2009, 01:48 AM
I does make a big difference. Yes you want to win matches. But it also important to feel you are doing your job well. All tennis players are trying to get the most they can from their ability. That is all they can do. If you played well and you executed the things you have been working on practice and the other player was just a bit better at least you can go back to the lockerroom with you head held high knowing you gave it your best effort. If you lost in a lackluster style without making much effort and hitting lots of sloppy shots and basically handing a match to your opponent that is not good.
Tennis players are human. They can't win every match. I certainly wouldn't expect them to. Sometimes they will go up against a player in great form or simply one that has more ability than they do. In such instances what counts is how good an account a player can give of themselves, not just whether or not they win or lose. As long as I feel my favs are trying their hardest, and working towards being the best player they can be, I am happy with them. The only time I get pissed off with my favs is when I don't feel they have fought as hard as they could have or have given up.