With regards to the Chardy match and his overall performances in the masters events this year, i really do think that his focus this year was on getting his grand slam win, he seemed to put all his efforts into the slams this year and the masters events suffered as a result, wether this is due to not being motivated enough for them or whatever i now sincerely hope that now he has won a major, he will now try and start being focused for every event he enters.
I personally think he will, he needs to find a consistency for the whole year if he wants to challenge for the number 1 position. I was a bit concerned about how his motivation would be for the remainder of the year but having read a few articles online, he states that he has new goals and wants to be competitive for the next 4 or 5 years of his proffesional life.
I must admit i am also suffering from post grand slam win blues lol, my support of Andy was always to do with wanting him to win a major, and now he's done it i felt a bit empty for the last couple of days but now from reading what he's been saying about his new goals feel a bit better.
I will always watch him now in a stress free way, whereas before there was so much tension watching his matches in the slam events, i watched the Wimbledon final and that did it for me, i couldn't bring myself to watch the matches he played in the USO apart from the first couple of rounds up to the Raonic match, i wussed out on the final but from now on i feel like i want to watch his progress from now on without having to worry so much about his performances, as if there is one thing that this tournament has proved to me, is that Andy can win even when he's not playing his best tennis. From now on i expect a more aggressive confident Mr Murray and look forward to his future.
I don't think you need to worry too much-Andy himself seems very aware of the need for consistency if he wants to keep rising up in the rankings.He's addressed it in a couple of interviews I've been reading:
"Andy Murray has admitted he will need to work on his consistency if he is to achieve his next aim of becoming world No. 1.
Murray's performances at the slams have been excellent, but he knows that to take on the top spot he has to deliver consistent quality throughout the year.
"I know how hard it is to win one, it has taken a long time, so I will just keep working hard and see what happens," Murray said upon his return to Heathrow.
"I want to win as much as possible, to try and get to No. 1 if possible, but it takes a lot of winning and a lot of hard work. To do that you need to be mentally strong for a whole year. I have been a bit inconsistent outside of the grand slams. I need to improve on that."