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to lose 7/6 6/0 8 18.60%
to lose 6/3 6/3 21 48.84%
it doesn't matter..in both cases you'd lost 14 32.56%
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Which score is better??

Do you think there's any difference if someone loses a match 7/6 6/0 or 6/3 6/3?
He'd basically win 6 games in both

I think the second score is "better" because the player had his game stable in two set, not like the first score, where he had ups and downs.
But anyway at the end it's stated that the player lost, so it really doesn't matter.

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Re: Which score is better??

6-0 is the worst score possible, the answer is obvious.
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loss is a loss, none of them should be a picked as a better. Special for pros.

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Re: Which score is better??

7-6 6-0 sometimes happens if the loser was really close to winning the first set, then gets very frustrated in losing and fades big time in the second. 6-3 6-3 is better because it is generally not a mentally weak score line.

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7-6 6-0 is way better scoreline. losing 6-3 6-3 is just routine loss, opponent didnt have to do any effort while in a 7-6 6-0 win he had to play his best to win the first set....

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7-6 6-0 sometimes happens if the loser was really close to winning the first set, then gets very frustrated in losing and fades big time in the second. 6-3 6-3 is better because it is generally not a mentally weak score line.
Yup.

Generally speaking
3-6 3-6 is better for the loser than 6-7 0-6
7-6 6-0 is better for the winner than 6-3 6-3 (you obtain some confidence for winning a tight set).

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Yup.

Generally speaking
3-6 3-6 is better for the loser than 6-7 0-6
7-6 6-0 is better for the winner than 6-3 6-3 (you obtain some confidence for winning a tight set).
Yes, but is it the same in the case of 3 sets? For instance, which is better out of:

6-0 7-6 6-0 (Federer vs Hewitt, USO 2004)
6-2 6-2 6-2 (Del Potro vs Nadal, USO 2009)

I honestly cannot differentiate. The first scoreline suggests that the opponent is good enough to be very competitive in at least one set although I guess bagels matter at the end of the day.
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Re: Which score is better??

3-6 3-6, you lose one game less. And of course avoid a bagel.
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Yes, but is it the same in the case of 3 sets? For instance, which is better out of:

6-0 7-6 6-0 (Federer vs Hewitt, USO 2004)
6-2 6-2 6-2 (Del Potro vs Nadal, USO 2009)

I honestly cannot differentiate. The first scoreline suggests that the opponent is good enough to be very competitive in at least one set although I guess bagels matter at the end of the day.
I feel it the same like two-sets examples.

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Re: Which score is better??

6-3 6-3 indicates that you really didn't have anything to bother the opponent. 7-6 6-0 means that you could have taken it but could not close the deal.

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Re: Which score is better??

Losing one set in the TB at least proves you're competitive. 0-6 surely hurts, but after a TB it can be explained by different reasons (bad shape, loss of concentration, whatever). An isolated 0-6 never really means much, it wouldn't be the first time a player is bagelled in one set but ultimately wins the match.

It's always funny to see how some people keep going on and on about Rafa's triple 2-6 fall to Delpo, ignoring how he was struggling to return from a serious injury. Reminds one of fools like WordLife (or whatever he's called at the moment, one never knows with him), who thought Rafa stood no chance at WTF-10 because he hadn't even won a set in WTF-09!!
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Re: Which score is better??

Both are bad. I think 6-3, 6-3 is better.

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6/0,7/6 is best because then you can say you were getting better and better and would have won, had it been best of 5. :-)
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Re: Which score is better??

6/2 6/4, it just prooves the mental fortitude to come back after a bad set, and stay competitive in second. Only the top players can do such a score
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