Sorry.. I posted this on another thread, but thought is worthwhile to repeat because I feel pretty strongly about it:
If Andy recognisizes this is purely an adrenalin issue, then surely this is something concrete and can be addressed accordingly.
It might not be (as some others put it) 'all in his head'... it might just simply be all in his chemicals. If so.. then this is good news...easy to fix. If anyone has any experience of adrenaline letdown, please enlighten us as to how this feels. I don't have experience of it.. but the research I've done pretty much backs up what Andy said post-match.. and I do believe that young man is as honest as they come. It also explains his amazing fight-back in the 5th set.
I would hope that Ivan will look at the humungous canvas of what makes up 'Andy' and help him step outside of himself to look dispassionately at his moments of weakness, but equally his moments of great strength.
When you point this out, it's plausable that is very much a biochemical issue. In which case he will need to find a way to compensate for physiological disturbances. I dont know what that might be other than to be in complete controll of the match all the time.
Two hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline have profound effects on the body. The fight or flight response is well known. Both are stress
hormones and neurotransmitters. Noradrenaline in particular affects attention
and stimulates the brains' emotional and cognitive areas; which is why it's all too simplistic to tell Andy just focus
and dont go walk-about. Many have suggested (on this thread) he consciously and simply decides to relax when he gets a set in front. I think it's much more complexed than that.
The body's biochemistry is different for every individual and cannot be fully controlled by will. He cerainly needs to explain that 4th set slump. Can this be a clue?