When you see how the Rome final went and how much of a slugfest it was you wonder how Andy is ever going to get a grand slam under his belt. He will have to change his attitude to the game radically. Nadal and Jocko are completely focussed and obsessed with winning and their physical ability is amazing. Nadal for the French open methinks. Unless of course Andy thinks otherwise!!
I have been underwhelmed by Nadal's much vaunted return to form and Novak's form this clay court season.
The Rome final was crap and not a great example of the incredible level of tenacity & determination that Andy has to attain.
If you had said the AO final, I may have agreed with you more given the marathon of ball bashing that took place. Nevertheless Andy's match with Novak was of a higher standard in my view although it took a long time to get there.
Andy will have learn to dig deep and not fear the pain it brings in order to take on Nadal and Novak and also not fear to be uber aggressive, he is slowly getting there.
y.aI think we should all forget about murray winning a Grand Salem this year. he is not fit enough and not mentally prepared. I realised this when i saw the final in Rome,the determination and the will to win from both players was there to see.
I think the media should get off his back and leave him alone and he has to be more determined and agressive. It is getting more difficult each day. i would love Murray to get a Grand Salem. Lendl can help him he was a very agressive player and had such determination
to win and worked so hard just like Andy. It will come but we re too impatient
You make a lot of sense, but I am still hopeful that Andy could get it together by the US Open. As long as he doesn't have to start on the Wednesday, there are courts without potholes and he avoids a few hurricanes there is no reason why he can't make it to the final. And then you never know.
I think a good showing at Wimbledon and any kind of medal at the same place a month later would really spur him on.