May be easier said than done, but hope Andy can learn to ignore rubbish crowds and just play his tennis. Something obviously you have to be able to do and in doing so, should think he’d earn the respect of most. If not, well, not to worry. Also, glad there was a mix there from other countries and not all English to blame.
Ruthie, your input was invaluable, having been on the spot. God knows what the crowd would have done if he'd won but I think they’d have roared with praise, in genuine appreciation one would expect, and/or because they are a fickle lot when it comes down to it. It was very interesting that you could not tell from where you were sitting that Andy was getting down on himself etc. At home with the camera zooming in on him all the time, it seems almost unfair. I’m glad there is no camera on me at times.
Andy, of course, can play against a hostile crowd. We've seen him doing it so many times in the past. He obviously didn’t expect to see a more pro Federer crowd and hostile at that here in London especially after what he has achieved this year. If this match were played in any other country, I don’t think Andy would have been least bothered. He made the mistake of having a higher expectation from the crowd this time around and some of us did too though rightfully so.
I now believe Andy will only get support at Wimbledon as far as home crowd is concerned, since that would add to the total Slam count and would be regarded as an achievement by the country as well.