Do you remember the Q and A he did with the schoolkids when he came up for the Freedom of Stirling ceremony. One boy asked him if he could go back and give advice to a 13 year old Andy, what would it be. Andy's reply was "Don't be too hard on yourself". It's always been a problem.
Yes I do remember that now. Unfortunately being too hard on oneself is often a by-product of perfectionism, and Andy does set himself very high standards. I feel that unless he can accept that even the very best players can make, and have always have made, mistakes - unforced errors, selecting the wrong shot, etc - then the problem may well never go away for the rest of his career.
I remember that, too. The difference between Andy on-court rants and other players' is that Andy only rants at himself. I don't mind his rant-to-self if it helps him, but it sounds as if they don't. It's difficult to turn off an internal dialogue.
The sweetest words I hear from him is his massive roar of "COME ON!" then I know he's as fired up and plugged in as he can be.
I personally love his roar of AAANNDDYYYYYYY!!! Makes me laugh every time. Whatever works for him. Not a fan of the extended monologues though. I think they only get him wound up further.
I absolutely love that roar too, along with the fist pumps.
Like you and @scotnadian though I don't like the lengthy monologues because so often they turn out to be counter-productive, and they're using up unnecessary energy as well. As far as I'm concerned, he can shout and swear and even smash his racquet if it helps fire him up by getting rid of frustrations, and in fact I find emotionless Andy matches a bit disconcerting, even if on rare occasions they have been ones he's won without hardly putting a foot wrong.