I'm confident Andy will be back, it doesn't look like a long term decline. But at this moment in time, my faith and confidence in him to produce great results isn't very high.
Yes, also, when you are a double slam winner, you do not disappear within the game, even if you slide down the rankings
Once you are a 'name' , you always attract attention, discussion and speculation. A lot of the anti murray geeks who cheerfully chart Andys decline in rankings don't appreciate how irrelevant that is to the wider publics perception of the game.
I agree with you both. I see this year as being a blip due first, to his recovery from back surgery, and second, to the abrupt departure of Lendl and having to find and then get used to a new coach, but I don't see his present situation as being insurmountable. Andy has goals he wants to meet, mainly winning more Slams, in particular the two he hasn't won. He knows time isn't on his side now so if he has the will and the desire I'm sure he'll take the steps necessary to achieve them.
Dunno.... I had to, like many i suspect, wikipedia his coach and she won 2 slams. Hate to think thats what people outside of UK are gonna have to do in 5-10 yrs to recall Murray. That would be the result of underachievement on his part.
I doubt that Andy's Wimbledon win will be readily forgotten by tennis fans even outside of the UK because it was such a major historic achievement.