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jonas-the-ball-basher
03-04-2005, 12:17 AM
If one player wins the match but wins less points, who's the best player!?

35ft6
03-04-2005, 12:25 AM
I don't know. If Boxer A throws 40 punches in round one, and lands 35, but gets knocked unconscious by Boxer B, who only throws one punch... who won the fight?

The better player is the one who wins the important points. And no point is more important than the last one. That's the only point you really have to win, you know. :)

jonas-the-ball-basher
03-04-2005, 12:40 AM
I don't know. If Boxer A throws 40 punches in round one, and lands 35, but gets knocked unconscious by Boxer B, who only throws one punch... who won the fight?

The better player is the one who wins the important points. And no point is more important than the last one. That's the only point you really have to win, you know. :)Wel, is it?
I think every point is actually the same.

35ft6
03-04-2005, 12:52 AM
Wel, is it?
I think every point is actually the same. That's the way you should play, but aside from that, wouldn't you say 5-5 in the 3rd set tiebreaker is a more important point than the first one of the match?

Camilio Pascual
03-04-2005, 04:41 AM
The one who won more sets.
Points are pointless, as are games, in the final score.

laurie
03-04-2005, 05:11 AM
Forgive me for been cynical but is this not a situation where if a player wins a match by shortening the points, hitting more aces, or been a grinder who never makes an error and annoys the shotmaking opponent, then the opponent can say I was the better player because I won more points during the course of the match?

Thats why tennis is such a mental game. Its who wins the points at the crucial moments when psychology comes into play who triumphs. Just like any other one on one individual sport.

eagle
03-04-2005, 05:20 AM
This reminds me of players who are awesome in practice but completely change (e.g. conservative play, errors galore, indecisive, etc.) when they play matches. Most of the time, the person who wins the match is the better player.

r,
eagle

Cypo
03-04-2005, 05:24 AM
Define "best player" please

Rabbit
03-04-2005, 05:43 AM
I think he may mean the better person.

Cypo
03-04-2005, 06:23 AM
morally ? oh well, that's definitely the guy with more points who graciously concedes the match :-)

@wright
03-04-2005, 06:28 AM
Who ever wins the last point wins the match.

laurie
03-04-2005, 07:23 AM
awright, I couldn't put it better.

Kaptain Karl
03-04-2005, 07:35 AM
jonas - I hope you play in my tourneys ... and we draw each other several times this summer. <wink>

- KK

jonas-the-ball-basher
03-04-2005, 07:52 AM
jonas - I hope you play in my tourneys ... and we draw each other several times this summer. <wink>

- KKUnfortunately I play in holland, wish I would play in the US!

baseliner
03-04-2005, 08:05 AM
Maybe we can see why they keep score and determine a winner and loser in each match played. The term "winner" may give you a clue as to who is the best player (taht match).

Geezer Guy
03-04-2005, 08:52 AM
If a player wins fewer points and wins the match, he would be playing more efficiently, right? The other player may actually win more points, but they didn't count for anything because he lost the match - very inefficient.

Aykhan Mammadov
03-04-2005, 10:24 AM
After all there are situations when a point isn't worthy to battle for. Say an opponent leads 40:0 and u don't have an energy at all and u want to keep it for the next game/set, whatever. U may lose a lot of energy to make it 40:30 and after an ace of an opponent again lose the game.

spinbalz
03-04-2005, 03:26 PM
If one player wins the match but wins less point, who's the best player!?

The one who won the match of course, sorry that I won't develop on it, I feel too lazy for the moment.

uNIVERSE mAN
03-04-2005, 05:17 PM
I think the guy who wins the match is the best player