If you watch his interview he doesn't look or sound well. We all know just how rough the first stages of a virus can make you feel. They can also come on very quickly. In that interview he just looked to me as though he wanted to be lying down in bed asleep. That was not a normal Murray performance even when he eventually loses. Nothing was firing today. There has to be a reason, other than his issues with clay. I am certain he wasn't tanking. If he didn't tank in the Miami final against Ferrrer he certainly wouldn't tank against Warwrinka.
Andy seems to get an awful lot of viruses (if indeed this is the problem here), so maybe he should look into some alternative medicine to help boost his immune system. On the other hand I think he works himself far too hard in the belief that physical perfection is the key to winning tournaments - and unfortunately in this respect workaholic Lendl is about the last person he should have as his coach. Taking more holidays away from tennis would probably do him the same good, if not better, as any type of preventative medicine.
My other concern is that something could be up with Ross, or even just the fact that his friend's illness is weighing heavily on him, perhaps more than he even realises.
Re booing: I recall the booing was much worse 3 years ago when he went out in the first round he played in. I was so upset by how the crowd responded that I joined MW to share the pain of following Andy through a difficult period - and at that point who would have predicted a slam and gold medal? So as MM said, let's keep it in perspective.
I remember that Ruthie.
The French though must be the least sporting-minded people in the world. All they want is for their own to win and nothing else matters. Also there was no shortage of Wawrinka supporters present today - presumably tarred with the same Swiss brush as the Fed ones at the WTF.