Yes but it is obviously the biggest one.
I remember seeing a grown man stagger before an escalator and was amused at how scared he was and then he just did it and everything went smoothly. He will have to develop a similar attitude on a grander scale. There is no alternative.
And give Lendl a bit of time EJ its only been a couple of months.
The idea is to do it with or without Lendl. What if Lendl quits today? Can’t be so depended on Lendl though he’s not but just saying what should be the attitude regardless.
I watched the Toronto final from 2010 vs Federer again just last night. Andy’s attitude was that of a champion. He walked into the court in a manner you’d know right away he was in it to win it. At times, he walked like Sampras even. I used to pay a lot of attention to Pete’s body language and I could see how his mind would connect to his body. I’ve seen it in Andy quite a few times as well. It’s a sheer delight and that’s your Andy Murray 2.0 - one that we are likely to see in the future. Btw, I am not talking about the Dubai final here but in general. You and I both agree that it’s Andy’s attitude - both mental and physical that needs the most adjustment. Lendl will most definitely work on it but I think there will still be times when Andy will make the final decisions going into different matches/tournaments.
I don’t think Andy wanted to give too much effort in the Dubai final for example. It wasn’t a Masters or Grand Slam after all. Besides, he got two very important win there and I think that’s what was more important to him. I’d really like a Federer/Andy clash in a Slam most preferably in the Semi but highly unlikely to happen given the ranking, unless it changes all of a sudden.
Oh, and Andy’s haircut was also the one I truly prefer the most and I’ve always loved him in a shirt with a collar – blue and white suits him very much. Here’s a link to the match. It’s very high quality btw. A guy offered me tickets for this final for $500 right after the semi, but I had already spent so much by then, I just couldn’t afford it. It made me very sad but oh well…