Originally Posted by daze11
whatever their completely private situation is, i dont agree with those media reports that attempt to say his 'marriage issues' translate into double faulting. and whatever pressures there are in working through his marriage do not erase the pressures of the international press, fame, pressure, and expectation that have also weighed in on him. he got a lot quickly at a young age, and that has put blocks in many 'famous' peoples minds in all types of careers.
many people are exceptional due to their heightened sensitivity. and that sensitivity can be a weakness and not just a strength, when your senses have become overwhelmed & you over interpret and over-feel and over react. i trust he is fighting through to the best of his ability.
adding his personal life to the equation, and having his own home country's press littering unsubstantiated rumours throughout the publlic arena to heighten the pressure, while compaining that they want him to perform better, is probably a better mirror to his current problems than is anything related to carla coria.
I think it's the combination of everything . . . it has to be taking a huge toll on him . .. it would on anyone. And honestly how do you focus on your serve (or anything) when all this stuff is swirling around you . . . I'm sure he is fighting but he's gotta be wondering what the fight is for . . .
about the rumors being unsubstantiated . . . there is a consistency and constancy about them that gives them validity . . . I hadn't heard about the affair(s) so I wonder about that but I do buy the notion that they are splitting up and I'm sure she is going for as much as she can get . . .