Rofe had a great comment on Moya-Thuggy match thread in GM. "Man of the house has to win sometimes. Else too much friction
Move on nothing to see here."
Beyond that, it shows how seriously Thugs is taking Roger's challenge in Paris. Since he got to play his beloved mentor in his first match, it made for a perfect time to duck out & get back to Europe to rest up & start practicing for Paris. Roger would be wise to do likewise, but sticking around to pick up a few pts. first. Thuggy didn't play IW last yr, so he could substitute points w/out losing too too much.