Originally Posted by Hensafmurrafter
Recently lost in the final in my hometown of Winston-Salem. Was outplayed in 3 sets by Isner after winning the first. Was in tears afterward. He will be very motivated, for sure.
But can he handle the motivation the right way? If he's afraid of losing, then he's already lost. But if he just thinks about winning, at the best he dares to play as usually and he wants to fight for every point. But at the worst he may have too much motivation leading to stupid playing.
All I want is "may the best man win". Of course as a Finn, I'd hope Jarkko to win, now we can say he was lucky he won at least one title, his nerves don't hold. But if he won another, we could say he had bad luck in having so tough opponents in finals, he could've won more. But I'd hope no multiple finalist never winning a final, the same words I said about jarkko apply to Julien, too. So, whichever player wins, I'll be happy for him. And, I'll be a bit sad for the one who'll lose.