Congrats to Andy on a fine win today when he was obviously feeling low. There were some worrying aspects to his game with some very weak second serves and a tendency to throw up an easy lob when the court was screaming for a passing shot. He also comfortably reached Grigor's dropshots and then netted them which is a growing trait. However the positives were that he turned it around and showed a real desire to win. The 7-0 tiebreak was a highlight. He made an exemplary acceptance speech, very polite and respectful to his opponent. I love Andy and I'm sure he cares deeply about Ross but would prefer he express his anxiety privately among friends. I'm not really a fan of modern TV sentimentality and would prefer that he hadn't cried. He shows his emotional frailty in front of a world TV audience. Crying is not very manly. Does he want to be a Lendl or a Gazza? His press conference was depressing when he should be the happiest young man in the world right now. Sorry if that sounds disloyal but does anybody agree?
He didnt cry, rather he chocked up, but he had control of the situation. We dont know how long he's known the news, maybe just the last fews days, who knows? He's trying to deal with it and in his presser he just said, when asked, "Yeah, just a sick friend"
It will make it easier for all around now that Ross has broken the news himself. We (tennis fans) have been wondering where he as he's been very conspicuous by his absence since the New Year. Not even the UK Sports correspondents knew about it by the looks of no. of Tweets. Andy should leave it at that, publically as you suggest. Now he's done this I think he will, as it's a burden partly off his chest.
However, I dont get your remark about Andy "wanting to be a Lendl or a Gazza?"
Gazza? Drinker, drug addict, violent criminal, despite him being a great talent he has ruined his career, health and life. Come on!
Andy just wants to be himself and has always said he will be
which has already been proved that time and time again. He doesnt want to be like someone else. Have you read his books, you should?
Finally, it wont do Andy or Ross any good if he lets this dwell on his mind so much so that it affects his work. No-one can tell another person how best to cope with such things. A positive attitude is scientifically documented to aid in a good outcome during illness, so Andy needs to be positive too, for himself and his friend.