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Can one say:
1-I would be happy for him to lose.
2-There is not one match would be happy for him to lose. (Meaning: There isn't one match I'd want him to lose.)
My problem is that when you are 'happy for someone' you generally on their side. Can one be happy for someone to fail/die/come down in the world/ etc.?
You can be happy about somebody's misfortune, but that is certainly not the same thing as being happy for them.
Thanks Engee and RonBee.
So, if I understand correctly, the sentences are correct. I can be happy for someone to lose (in which case I am not happy for them).