Has anyone else seen the article by Patrick Mouratoglu re: Andy's lack of motivation for the WTF. He is gracious that he has had back surgery and expects him to come back raring to go. The article is full of contradictions.
Personally I think Mouratoglu should go away and give his brain cell a rest.
The subtext of his Eurosport (well, it would be Eurosport, wouldn't it) piece is that Andy lacks motivation, but if he had motivation he could be back for the WTF. Presumably Mouratoglou knows all the ins and outs of Andy's surgery and exactly how long it will take him to recover from it to reach that sort of conclusion.
It's all very well people spouting off about Andy lacking motivation, but they aren't the ones who are just recovering from an injury they've had for two years. They aren't the ones who have just undergone three hours of 'minor' surgery to put the injury right. They are also not the ones who will have to go through rehab and all that to get fully fit again.
I don't see why people can't see that Andy dipping a bit after Wimbledon was inevitable. Andy was also struggling with his back, particularly during the USO, and anyone with a brain could see it. Therefore, his motivation, or lack of, can't be judged on the basis of that form.
Gangsta makes a fair point about Serena Williams, but she didn't exactly come back overnight from her long injury problems. It took her a while before it all clicked again. Personally I think people need to wait and see what Andy is like when he is fully fit again. Then they can talk about motivation, maybe around the time Andy wins his third slam.