Originally Posted by tvkat
I'm not sure whether it's worse to lose a match easily (like straight sets or something) or to lose a REALLY close final (aka TMC Shanghai 2002).....
in my opinion a BAD match is one of those bad defeats when JC played horribly and made tons of mistakes without doing any beautiful winners, so not play ANY consistent tennis. shanghai 2002 wasn't a bad match at all: i believe it was a great match that ended badly.
both of them are bad, i mean it's not nice at all to lose, but I think it's better to put in a big fight and make your opponent sweat all over before winning rather than just let him humiliate you in no time.