I think that's a fair point tcbm. But if Andy was feeling off in some way I don't think it should knock his confidence. He'll know that's why he lost. And I don't think the confidence of a gold medal + wimbledon final will evaporate that quickly. And I'm sure Mr L will know just what to say to get him back on track for USO. I don't think they meet up again till next week but I'm sure they've already spoken on phone and no bad thing if Andy has a rest over the w/e.
Incidentally it would be interesting to know what is being said on Ferrer's fan site just now given how poorly he's performed here and at Olympics. I bet his fans cut him abit more slack than some of Andy's do!
I think you mean tessie, Ruthie?
Anyway i agree with you, just because he lost to some mediocre frenchmen doesn't mean he can't play tennis anymore.
We have to put this into context, he was clearly knackered, now he can rest up. Andy only needs a few rounds of the US to get back into shape. He had two of the toughest draws ever at Wimbledon concurrentlyand made the finals of one winning the other. Are people seriously suggesting his game will collapse now?
He can draw from both of his final appearances for the rest of the year particularly the Olympics, regardless of a loss from Chardy or any other losses that will happen, & they will as the ywill with the others too.
He was tired he lost, end of.
In addition to resting its clear that the pre olympic Murray never thrived on being the favourite, he might have just matured in this respect but its better to be safe than sorry, the heat will be off a bit.
Lets hope Roger and Novak get to the final with Novak prevailing in 3 tb sets
And then we are all set for New York.