I want Andy to take some help from sport psychologist.
He desperate needs a person who can help return self-belief.
Well I do think losing Lendl the way he did was a deep psychological blow to him, especially as it came at a time when he was in the process of trying to get back to full fitness, physically as well as mentally, and one which was going to take several months given the nature of the operation he had, and until he got that back his confidence was likely to suffer, so it became a vicious circle - winning matches boosts confidence, but low confidence reduces the chance of winning matches, so I think it says a great deal about Andy that he actually managed to achieve what he did in Ivan's absence, particularly reaching the SF at RG. Defending his Wimbledon title was never going to easy no matter how fit he was because he had merely exchanged one lot of pressure and expectations for another, so, although nobody knows for certain exactly what caused his QF meltdown, my own feeling is that he finally caved into it all mentally and lost his nerve and that possibly his sudden poor performances in Toronto and Cincinnati were part and parcel of the same thing. The fact that he's also having to get used to a new coach probably might not be helping much either - which doesn't mean to say that I think that the arrangement with Mauresmo won't work out, although I can't say she fills me with the same confidence that Lendl did, but then he was a very big act for any coach to follow.
To be honest, I really don't know what to expect at the USO, but what I do know is that I won't be joining the ever-growing number of doom and gloom mongers on this forum, although why they keep coming on here defeats me. Do they take some sort of sadistic pleasure in watching him play badly and lose matches just so's they can put him down? I don't know, but it seems to me that, given the nastiness and abusiveness that some of them display, maybe they could do with a little psychological help themselves. However, as MM said at the end of her heartfelt introduction to this thread - "Andy Murray I truly believe you will be back because you're just too damned good not to - it's just a matter of time." That time might not come this year because I see this as a year of recovery, but in 2015 I think we'll be looking at a different and much more positive scenario.