You must have a very good memory then as i suspect he was at the `top of his game` in the 90's.
Look I also think Andy is a bit of a drama queen but with a small d not a big one.
He almost never gets out the trainers and yet people are pouncing on him for this one occurance.
I'm sorry to Lloyd etc but a muscle spasm is a pretty good reason to get a trainer out.
Its not very fair is it?
All this grabbing of body parts that he does is a bad habit but if that distracts you then that is your problem. Really its more a problem for Andy than his opponents vis a vis his overall attitude. And there are far more erroneous goings on with many other players as mentioned.
Yes, I know Haas very well and have seen countless matches of his in the 90s and early 00s. He was up against Pete a few times and the one that comes to mind was the last one in 2002 USO, where they played a very competitive match (that’s when Haas was truly on top of his game). He played fine tennis back then. A former top ten tennis player, he's made his name in tennis history no doubt.
I do think that the Brits comms are probably the worst comms on this planet but I also feel that Andy needs to sober up a bit and not give them too much to talk about. By that I don’t mean his back spasm, which I find perfectly legitimate, but other stuff like grabbing stuff, yelling at his team, getting mad at self etc. They don’t bother me but what bothers me is that, this gives people a chance to take a shot at him. On the other hand, I don’t think Andy will stop it any time soon, because he loves feeding it off. The more you tell him not to do it, the more he’ll end up doing it. If this was something wrong then I am sure he wouldn’t have done it, but obviously, he’s not going to go by what the likes of Lloyd prefer. Remember how he loves playing against a hostile crowd. It’s a hoot but on other occasions, it has its drawbacks.