But is it not equally as foolish to say that the back was why he was losing all the time? Surely there will be matches where he does play crap and that is the reason why he loses. As fans I strongly believe that we should give a fair overview of the match whether he wins or losses, not to take credit away from the opponent and not to blame niggling injuries all the time.
I agree with that, especially the last sentence - and that is why MW's match reporters are expected to be impartial, even although it sometimes appears otherwise (no names mentioned). Unfortunately there are as well MWers who don't like seeing credit being given to Andy's opponent however well or badly he's played, and in that connection I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, his consistency might improve a little now, although I accept that roller-coasters will probably be the norm for the rest of his career, and to be honest I don't think I'd want it any other way because that's just how Andy is and part of what makes him such an exciting player.
I think that, as far as Andy is concerned, what has to be understood is that there's a difference between negative criticism and positive criticism, and that the former should not be readily condoned on this forum. Freedom of opinion is fine, but when that becomes destructive rather than constructive, then it really serves no useful purpose whatsoever. Armchair criticism is a wonderful thing, but we, his supporters, are not the ones out there having to play a match before thousands of spectators regardless of how we might be feeling. A tennis court is a very lonely place to be.