Of course he has other things on his mind. How can he not? AO is only a week and half away. He has to be distracted. Both are huge deal. I won't mind much if he loses here to Baggy tonight but he should really scrape it out and even things out. Make it 3 all. I get that Baggy is a great player but Andy is on whole another level.
And if he's not distracted, then he has no business having such a slow start back to back. I like it how Federer, Nadal, Nole go on about business from the get go. No nonsense there. It's establishing your authority right away. You should let your opponent know who the boss there is. With that sort of attitude, your opponents will be half beaten even before they enter the court. If you let loose, they will be all over you like Kuku and Muller did. I don't like pampering too much. I am like Lendl!! lol
Lendl will help Murray hugely in this respect, whatever happens in Brisbane Murray is a massive contender at the AO.
I think what has held him back is despite great form in the early rounds when he has reached majors he has maybe made some of the early matches tougher than they needed to be, he is almost playing down to the other guys level rather than his own, so by the time he comes to face one of the big guns he doesnt have much left.
I feel like Ivan will help him and show him how to conserve energy in a major much like Roger and Nole have done, Rafa is an animal he can play 5 setters every day but that is not the norm and already we are seeing potential affects of some of his long matches.