I have to disagree. I feel 99% of atheletes in any sport have
to be highly competitive whether playing their own sport or just
a pick up softball game or a badminton game in a relatives back
yard. They don't play sports at that level by playing to come
in 2nd. Also throw in getting $$$$ for winning and in doubles
a partner who counts on you, there is no way they would be dogging
it. Also throw in a State official who would fine and or suspend
them or the fronton. No Way. Doesn't matter if the place was packed
or empty. Personally I cannot stand to lose playing any sport,
any game, every game. I do agree one can get a perception that
it looks like someone is not hustling or trying but I feel that
is basically an illusion. And no, I am not smoking weed.
This reminds me of Herm Edwards quote when he coached the Jets..
You PLAY to WIN the GAME.