If you were to lose a grand slam final, how would you prefer it to happen: getting destroyed by a GOATing opponent or losing an epic 5 setter that you had chances to win? I would rather be destroyed by someone playing the match of their life. It would be much easier to accept and live with the loss since I would know I had no chance. Bouchard definitely realizes that there was no way in hell she could have beaten Kvitova on that day. Kvitova was just playing too well. Fed, on the other hand, has to live with the regret of blowing a very winnable 5th set in what was probably his last chance to win a slam. How would you rather lose?