The problem is, how u going to tell how hard a player / team tried just based on the final score or game duration? Let me put a laughable example. If a world elite playing against Chen Hong (MS #1), say he did not really want to compete, but he still be able to hold on for 10 min and get several pts. If me against Chen Hong, I guess no matter how impressive my shot (of course, to a club level player standard), how hard I try, I don't think I can score any point and don't think I will last for more than 3 min. If u talk about the final score, u can easily say, ok, the other elite player "tried" harder, since he got better score. But the truth is obviously the opposite. I am the one trying "harder" (at least mentally), but the result was limited due to skill, strenth, experience, etc. Tired about using Gong Ruina, and Zhang Ning (against Mia and Carmilla) example over and over. But they are all "live" examples of different level of elites' performance in a particular day. How we going to make conclusion on those??? Also, Yang Wei was arguing about her serving fault, and Yang/Zhang fought for 45 min against the later world champ. I really don't think we can conclude them with "no intention of trying to beat the opposition".