His temperement is much improved though Aileen, dont you aggree? No real outburst really like we used to see. A changed man really.
I do agree, but there's still room for improvement - something I hope will come with growing maturity. One positive sign, though, is that he's stopped hitting himself with his racquet, sometimes hard enough to draw blood, and that sort of self-flagellation was quite worrying.
I feel Andy does need to show some emotion, because that is who is, what he did yesterday and has been doing lately is he gets over it, channels it and gets on with the next point, which is what we saw yesterday. I'm glad he shows emotion as it shows he cares.I'm absolutely sick of the continuing harping on this subject. I often wonder if I have been following the same match as I didn't see him looking up to his team that often. He and his team know what helps him, not us.
Showing emotion is one thing if it fires him up. I've no problems with fist-pumps or shouts of "focus!", or even the occasional swear word, but throwing his toys out of the pram when things go wrong is quite another. Yes I agree that he's getting back on track a bit more quickly these days but these lapses are still causing him to lose concentration and, as a result, valuable points. Also showing his frustration is a gift to experienced opponents who will make full use of the fact and try to unsettle him further.
You say he and his team know what helps him. On what do you base that assumption, given the fact that when he starts shouting at them - well I've seen cheerier faces at a funeral? The golden rule in tennis, as any expert will tell you, is that players have to learn to take full responsibility for their actions on court. They're completely on their own out there, so sounding off at his team, or anyone else, only going to be counter-productive.