I didn't think Courier was sarcastic at all. He was trying to make Pete smile, take it easy etc., because Pete was clearly having trouble controlling his emotion. He'd been crying for a while after all. He finally broke down after one spectator told him, "do it for your coach, Pete". Anyway, he wasn't going to stop playing, because after losing the first two sets, he was getting a much better control of himself and was controlling the match. But more importantly, I didn't think he wanted to be alone. He did dedicate the whole tournament to Tim later in the final after he lost to Agassi. Tim died the following year and Paul then took place of Tim's place. These two then formed another friendship for life. I'd say Pete was extremely good at selecting his coach. His mentors were all very wise people starting from Fischer, who pretty much modified Pete's game to the right one that suited Pete's style and health condition the most, followed by Lendl himself the great, Tim Gullikson and finally Paul Annacone.
Here's a picture of Tim followed by Pete carrying Tim's caskets.
Here's another match that I thought was so memorable. The final TB has to be one of the greatest of all. I watched this one live too and unless you did, you would never get the true gist of it. Sheer quality, so much drama and so much pressure on Pete. If he were to lose, he would have gone out that year Slamless along with his number one ranking and year at number one that Federer has yet to break. There was so much at stake and it consequently built so much pressure. It gets really interesting from 5:00 where the TB was 6-5 Corretja. And here's the big difference. Pete was facing a match point and yet he held on - even served an ace after missing the 1st serve. Alex then went on to double fault to finish the match. I totally thought that defined the match (and the moment) right there, as to where Pete was in terms of mental strength and the champion he was. I was extremely happy for Pete though extremely worried as it was only the QTR final match, but at the same time, I felt so much for Corretja. What a nice guy he was and I am so glad that he was our Andy's coach for a while. Quite ironically those who didn't like Pete around that time (well, I'd say mostly Agassi fans lol) accused Pete faking the whole vomiting thing. That's when I lost a lot of faith in people. As you can see, Andy is not alone in this. Anyway, I hope our Andy will go and create moments like these in the future. And I really think him winning his 1st Slam will probably top it all - everything in tennis history. Hear, hear!
Sorry guys with the Pete stuff but I did touch Andy a bit too...at the end.