Hey Ruthie, i'll take it as such. I think you've got a valid point re: Andy's natural modesty, i didn't look at it the way you suggested, on balance you may be right.
He's probably just taking his cue from Rafa using humility in order to ease the off the pressure on himself.
And let's face it The others were/are legends of the game, with present exception of Novak (for now)
He is not.
But it is a great accomplishment and shows you just how good he really is and is still improving.
And he needs to improve yet further as the top 3 are simply better than him.
The are more technically solid and have real mental toughness that he really doesn't quite possess.
Here's the nice part of my post, as ive said before, the other 3 are now either playing to near full capacity (Novak) or are in decline (eg Federer maybe even Nadal)
Andy has a clear path to improvement and the most excess space to get on with in this department.
That much is clear.
We have short memories also because
Novak was the same only less than a year ago & was being written off on TV. But he found a way to get it together, and I don't mean the gluten diets, I mean the mental side of the game & the threat of Federer and Nadal.
Andy was something of a basket case for a lot of last night.
He may have been somewhat fatigued, but all of the swearing and muttering etc (giving encouragement to Rafa).Really, you cannot be this negative when you are performing on the big stage. It literally freezes your ability to perform he needs to understand this & aggressively deal with it.
His mentality is the final component that must be dealt with urgently. No one is more talented than him & if and when he sorts it out, the forehand, agression, the serve etc shall all improve considerably and he shall start to peak the way Novak is doing right now, with hopefully similar results.