Does it hurt or help Gulbis to know that he has chances against Nadal the majority of the times they've played, but he's always lost in the end? I think it only hurts his chances. It would have been better for his confidence if he had been destroyed by Nadal 6 times, at least he would have a fresh outlook the 7th time they met. He knows he can't do any worse than he's done in the past. As it stands, even if Gulbis goes up a set the next time they play, in the back of his mind he knows it's no better than he's done in the past, and he WILL lose in the end. So why even bother playing out the next sets? Getting close but never quite making it over the finish line is what destroys players in the end - look at what happened to Coria's career. Similarly, I reckon that since Ferrer got so close to beating to Nadal last week, he will just be destroyed tomorrow. So what do you reckon, do you agree? If you're going to lose, never lose a close match - either win or make sure you get hit off the court completely?