Had put this in the 'News' thread but maybe it's better here. This is my view on the 4th set:
I think the 4th set was just an automatic reaction to having just won the 3rd set tiebreak. I think the sense of achievement brought a false sense of security, he momentarily lost focus in the first game and before he knew it he was 3-0 down.
In his book Brad Gilbert describes this scenario. He calls them the Happy Camper (the winner of the set) and the Wounded Bear (the loser who can get fired up and can profit from the opponent's vulnerability at this time).
Quote:"It's truly a great player who gets hungrier with a lead, who doesn't get complacent and relax"
I think it's this that Andy needs to develop - and hopefully Lendl will help him.
Interesting viewpoint from Gilbert and yourself. Perhaps you're right, but I still can't get my head around the fact that Andy, wanting a major title more than anything else and especially after losing abysmally to Djoko last year would become complacent, moments after winning a tie-break? A tie break meant the previous set was a close shave and Andy wanted that place in the final, so what reason had he to suddenly stop trying?
He knows Djoko doesnt give up and he knows his acting tricks too. For that reason alone it beggers belief that he consciously just sat back and let his big chance slip away.
It's baffling why his game collapsed as it did in the 4th. Especially with all his efforts to his game and finally acquiring Lendl to help him beat the best.
I dont have a plausible explanation. It could have been mental and/or physical, but only Andy or Lendl will know the reason.