"Tennis, more than any other professional sport, seems to amplify the pain of losing. When a tennis player loses a match, he or she must face the pain all alone. There are no teammates to turn to, no caddy to give an enthusiastic pat on the back as the match slips from one’s grasp. A losing tennis player must shake hands, waive to the crowd and sit there alone, contemplating what could have been. There’s no easy way to lose a tennis match, especially when the match is the final of a grand slam and the pressures and expectations of the moment raise the stakes even higher."