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Prefer favorite players to win a boring match 58 89.23%
Prefer favorite players to lose an entertaining match 7 10.77%
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Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

Simply put, do you prefer to watch your favorite players partake in a very boring win or play in a highly entertaining match that results in a loss?


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Only a fake fan would want their favorite to lose. I'd rather sit through a 5 hour ugly mugfest than to see my favorites lose.
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Re: Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

As a Federer fan, no win is boring since he usually comes up with a few amazing shots and points every match.

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Re: Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

Boring win of course.
I'd rather a boring loss than an exciting loss as a matter of fact. Exciting losses are the most painful.

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Re: Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

A boring win of course.
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Boring win of course.
I'd rather a boring loss than an exciting loss as a matter of fact. Exciting losses are the most painful.
This times infinity. I hate it he loses by a very small margin.
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Re: Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

You should ask Murray fans how they feel about his win of last Sunday. Though boring might not be the adjective of choice here.
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Only a fake fan would want their favorite to lose. I'd rather sit through a 5 hour ugly mugfest than to see my favorites lose.
A fake fan of what? Gloryhunting? Watching sports like any other "entertainment" is to provide entertainment afterall. Acknowledging the fact that you only find entertainment or enjoyment through a player's success is merely "gloryhunting."

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Exciting and close losses only hurt afterwards once your player has lost. But during the match it is very fun and captivating to watch. Wimbledon 2008, AO2009, and many other close but painful Federer defeats are matches I loved watching.

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I'm a tard just like topspinnurse , you got the answer

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Re: Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

In other words, are you a fan of tennis or a fan of a tennis player?

I've found myself drifting from the latter to the former as I get older, so yeah, nowadays an exciting loss is more "fun" to watch than a boring win.
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A fake fan of what? Gloryhunting? Watching sports like any other "entertainment" is to provide entertainment afterall. Acknowledging the fact that you only find entertainment or enjoyment through a player's success is merely "gloryhunting."
It's not gloryhunting. I don't like it when someone I support loses, simple as that. I don't derive any entertainment from losses, no matter how good the match was
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Who would choose exciting loss?

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Re: Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

Boring win, all day long. Exciting loss is the choice of the neutral, not the choice of a supporter.
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Re: Do you prefer your favorite players to have a boring win or an exciting loss?

Boring win of course.

But I admit entertaining losses can be alright at times. I mean for example Berdych vs Federer Toronto 2010 hurt but the quality of tennis for 3 sets was so fucking insane it's hard to get over.
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