By tank I mean lose in an early round (before semis). He has a tough draw in Paris and he already has the #1 in the bag. Would make more sense to try to win WTF which is more prestigious than Paris. For the record, I don't think tanking is an excuse for a loss. Tanking means that you ran out of gas / think you will run out of gas - being fit/ready enough to play at a high level is part of being a great player.