Andy clutches at his back the same way Rafa clutches his shorts and puts his hair behind his ears. It's become like a nervous tic or as Courier put it a crutch. If Gasquet let it get to him more fool him.
If Gasquet let Andy clutching his back a few times cause him to go from near flawless to barely able to make a shot then he's even flakier than any of us even imagined.
But of course he didn't. He had break points that would've allowed him to serve for the set, was unable to take them then choked on set point and his head seemed to go after that, no doubt aided by the hostile crowd, even if they were on his side. This coincided with Andy beginning to find his rhythm and after that he was able to run riot.
Gasquet didn't even play that bad in the last two sets. It's not like he gifted them to Andy with tonnes of wayward errors. He made a couple of big ones but ultimately Andy just found a different gear and became pretty much unplayable.
But why are even discussing this. You and I both know that this notion is absurd, as is that it is "taking the game into disrespute". The Federer fan knows this as well, but he just loves to try and wind people up. Truth is, he sucks at it. Which is a shame, because he seems to spend a lot of time on here attempting it. I'm on another forum which is packed with WUMS (Wind-up merchants), some of which are quite capable at getting people pissed off. Anyway it'd be better for everyone if the troll was banned from here, but as none of the mods seem bothered enough to do that then I guess we'll just have to continue putting up with him.