and looking nothing like a two-times grand slam winner.
What a feckin cheek!!!
Obviously the writer (unnamed) has no idea whatsoever what it must be like to have back surgery, be out of competition for three and a half months, and then try to fight your way back to 100% form again, especially at Andy's level. Also there seems to be an implication that Andy's broken string on a crucial point was somehow his fault.
The article isn't even all that complimentary about Thiem either by saying "he had a fair amount of good fortune", when in fact he played a lot of very good tennis. Don't these morons realise that Nadal, Federer (in his heyday) and Djokovic have also struggled against unexpectedly good players, and that when fully fit?