I think he means that when you are that far down, you feel as though you have nothing to loose in a way. At that point, you can relax and just go for your shots. Then when things start to swing back in your favor you get pumped up and start to really push for the win.
I don't know.. Ernests is Ernests.
He didn't seem to care for him much either..
I think that you are talking about apples and oranges here.
Having nothing to lose has nothing to do with "not caring", it just means that the stakes are not high, or there are no stakes to speak of, so you can go ahead and take risks knowing that you will lose nothing much by it and therefore it would be silly not to take advantage of that situation. But the going ahead and the taking of risk, that act in and of itself, means that you care and care very much, otherwise you would just be passive, indifferent, or give up.
Ernie was by no means passive and indifferent in his match against Haas even when he was facing elimination and he gave us a blockbuster match that like Ginevra I would like to watch and watch again even though I was there in person to witness it.
It was one of Ernie's best wins, no matter how much he may want to downplay it.