Mac used those tantrums to fire himself up, so he directed his wrath outwards. Saw him in a doubles match with Fleming at Wimbledon years ago. Mac and Pete were slaughtering their opponents and Mac was still going off on one at every opportunity
Andy, on the other hand, used to direct the angst inwards so it adversely effected his game
How I remember Queens one year when against Fish, he brought what had happened the previous evening back on court the next day.
Of course he lost.
Happily, only happens momentarily these days.
That was a couple of years ago wasn't it? I seem to remember because I was just recovering from a bad chest infection. Strangely, I found the strength that day to get really angry with Andy, which doesn't happen a lot lol. He was part of his own demise that day and it was painful to watch. Still, he is vastly better now. He's learned, I think, that turning frustration inward gets him nowhere and makes it harder. Mac was always great at projecting the frustration outwards, to officials, calls, whatever. When Andy was losing it it was a shame that he couldn't dispute calls in the way Mac used to. Hawk-eye is brilliant in many ways, but it has taken a method of defusing frustration out of the game.
The one thing I don't recall Andy doing is smashing a racquet. He might have, but I can't remember. Has he?